Pembrokeshire Coast Path - National Trail
Coastal Path, Pembrokeshire
Wales’ first long distance route, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, was
opened in 1970, since then it has been extended to cover 186 miles of the
most spectacular coastal scenery in Britain. From St Dogmaels in the north
to Amroth in the south it passes 58 beaches and 14 harbours. It includes some
picturesque towns and villages on route including St Davids, Newport and Tenby.
Much of the route is at cliff-top level, providing superb views of the
cliffs, beaches, and offshore islands, with their wealth of marine and bird
The entire route represents an impressive physical challenge to the walker,
including 35,000 feet of ascent and descent.
Don't be put off by its size as there is a Coastal Bus service which runs
throughout the year, allowing walkers to take a bus to a particular place
and then walk back. There are also plenty of smaller circular walks ranging from
1 hour strolls to 9 mile cross country hikes, around 200 of them listed on the
National Parks website.
With its diversity of scenery and wildlife, its colourful blaze of cliff top
wild flowers each spring, and its wealth of cultural and historical diversity,
stretching from the Iron Age to the present time, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
provides something for everyone – and a surprise around every headland.
Their website has a 'Planning Your Trip'
area where you find out about particular walks and gives you all the info
including maps, facilities etc. you need to plan and prepare your
Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail
SN162459 St Dogmaels SN163070 for Amroth
OS Landranger Map 152
North - From Cardigan take the B4546 to
South - From Carmarthen follow the A477
coming off just before Saundersfoot
Variable access dependent on which
section of the walk you take.
Nearby parking a many locations
Things To Do,
See and Photograph:
Birds, flora and fauna, historic towns
and villages, historic monuments, beaches and harbours.
What to take:
Camera, tripod, long lenses, monopod or
walking stick, binoculars. Winter months wrap up warm, wear sturdy footwear
for walking in and take something warm to eat and drink. Summer months
plenty of water to drink and protect yourself against the sun, but be
prepared for that occasional wet spell.
Seal Pups, migrating and breeding
birds, wild flowers on cliff tops
Best Times to
Spring and Autumn - Migrating birds
Spring and Summer - Breeding birds
April to May - wild flowers at the best
Autumn - Seal pups
National Trail Officer
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority
0845 345 7275
All year round
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