Pembrokeshire Coast Path

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path
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The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries. Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park -Britain's only coastal national park - the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present. In its entirety the Coast Path represents a formidable physical challenge - its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent is said to be equivalent to climbing Everest - yet it can also be enjoyed in shorter sections, accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with the small coastal villages strung out along its length offering welcome breaks and added enjoyment. Both the Wales Coast Path [WCP](opened 5th May 2012) and the International Appalachian Trail [IAT](since October 2010) follow the route of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through Pembrokeshire.
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rossbrownNottingham
Nottingham, UK85 contributions
Stunning views on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
May 2021
Following the relaxation of Covid rules in April we realised that the 186 mile trip we had booked in January would go ahead. We had all our accommodation booked and also took the precaution of booking our evening meals in advance in case there was a lack of places to eat in the small villages where we were staying. We decided to walk from north to south as the guide books suggested that the earliest walks were some of the hardest, so it seemed logical to tackle those when we were "fresh" others take the view that you get fitter as you go along so do that bit last.
We used a company called Walk A Long Way to transport our luggage, this meant we travelled only with a day sack.Colin was a huge help, as a long distance walker himself he had lots of useful tips and local knowledge. The first three days were certainly tough but the scenery was absolutely stunning at every turn there was something different to marvel at. The nature of coastal walking requires a lot of ups and downs which are challenging and this was the same thorough out the whole of the route, but the steepest climbs are definitely at the beginning. We took a break from walking for a day in St Davids which is a lovely city. In truth the path around Milford Haven wasn't as nice but once beyond that area the scenery improved again and we found the walking much easier, still lots of up and downs but not quite as steep.
Unfortunately during our walk he weather took a turn for the worse and we did struggle for three days in the high winds and rain but the path was always easy to follow, well signposted and we never felt in any danger of getting lost.
We stayed mainly in b and b accommodation or local pubs, every one was good and one or two were really excellent, what did not alter was the warm welcome we received everywhere we went. Many places had spent lockdown refurbishing their premises and we felt really bad turning up in muddy boots and wet clothes when they had just painted and replaced carpets! At no point did we feel unsafe due to Covid, accommodation was scrupulously clean and every place we stayed observed the Welsh Covid rules. (I will review the best ones individually)
We completed the whole 186 miles of the walk in 12 days, we are not particularly fast walkers as we are now both 61, and we felt this pace was comfortable for us. The scenery, the wild flowers and the wild life, seals, gannets and stone chats were amazing. Even the bad weather days gave us something different to experience with crashing waves and white foam blowing on shore in the wind.
This is our 6th long distance walk in the UK and is definitely up there as one of our favorites, it is a stunning and very varied walk that is challenging at times but worth the effort.
Written 4 June 2021
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Anthony
Caerphilly, UK545 contributions
St Non's Chapel to St David's cathedral
Apr 2021 • Solo
5 mile walk to St Non's Chapel then onto St David's cathedral, sadly the cathedral was closed due to covid, but the coastal path was amazing and superb views a must to experience Pembrokeshire
Written 24 April 2021
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Jeremy S
6 contributions
Wonderful views while walking Pembrokeshire Coast Path
May 2020 • Solo
Wonderful walking along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with wonderful spectacular views. There was, during the 2 stints that I walked the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, a couple of days of foul weather. A balanced mixture of ascents and descents while embarking upon the walk
Written 22 March 2021
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Jane S
Tavira, Portugal23 contributions
Cows cows cows
Oct 2020
Let’s get one thing straight...I am loving walking the Coast Path.I am about half way so far and it has been amazing.HOWEVER...yesterday I had to retrace my steps by the oil/ gas refineries on the way to Angle.The very large field bounded on one side by the 15 ft high refinery fence and thick bramble on the other ,contained a herd of cows.My friend and I were recently trampled by cows on Dartmoor and she sustained serious injuries so I am understandably very nervous around them.At the beginning of this route I took a detour over a barbed wire fence to avoid another field of cows! My question is....why don’t farmers fence off fields where they have cows to allow walkers safe passage? Surely this would mean less worry for them about being liable if their cows injured somebody? Can the PCPA help with financing this?When do the cows get taken off the fields and out back out? This would help with planning walks
Written 4 October 2020
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TeamWard
Nottingham, UK4,365 contributions
Awesome place to walk
Aug 2020
Out first visit to Pembrokeshire Coast path was a massive success and a really enjoyable visit, we only did parts of it to see some of the highlights but each place was spectacular, well worth the visit and will return one day.
Written 3 October 2020
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Kiki
Swansea, UK18 contributions
Beautiful paths
Jul 2020
My favourite place in the World. My highlights are Tenby Castle Beach, Castle Island, Manorbier Beach, Freshwater West, Barafundle Bay, Green Bridge of Wales, Stack Rocks, Porthgain, Blue Lagoon and Angle Beach. But to be honest, there isn't a single spot on the path I wouldn't love to spend an afternoon!
Written 8 July 2020
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joefizz
Cardiff, UK123 contributions
Best coastal walk in the world?
Feb 2020
I visited during storm Dennis, so not the best time, but clear to see this is something special.

Can't wait to return.
Written 4 March 2020
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David Thomas P
624 contributions
One of the best long distance paths in the world.
Jan 2020
I suppose i am biased but the Pembrokeshire coast path is one of the best long distance paths in the world. I have walked it a few times now and I still find its beauty takes my breath away. !!! If you come to Pembrokeshire bring your walking boots and walk even one section and be amazed..
Written 5 January 2020
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Mark Edwards
36 contributions
Magical
Nov 2019 • Solo
I stayed at nine wells and walked to st justinians and then on to st David's, and a bus back to nine wells. The weather was kind and so I enjoyed the stunning scenery along the the coastal path. The walk is fairly easy, with just a few up hill bits, but well worth the effort. Had time to stop and look at the birth place of St David, the patron saint of my beautiful country.
Written 13 November 2019
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arerecentvisitorUK
East Midlands, UK2 contributions
Trouble with grazing animals blocking the way
Aug 2019 • Couples
Yes, the whole area is stunning with beautiful views everywhere along the path. Sadly on three occasions recently our route along the path was blocked by grazing animals which meant we had to retrace our steps and not complete our walk. Once, wild ponies were on a a narrow section bounded by quite high banks. We weren’t the only people to turn round on both sides of the path. This week, between Marloes and St Martin’s Haven, more than 20 black bullocks grazed a section where the path narrows. Despite waiting for some time for them to move (and watching others trying to get past them via locked gates) again we had to turn round. They were frisky and our only escape route would have been over the cliff! We can’t be the only walkers nervous in these situations - we have watched and spoken to others. Please, couldn’t there be fencing to protect both walkers and animals? Or couldn’t existing gates we saw be shut at busy holiday times? It’s just so disappointing to have the walks blocked.
Written 4 September 2019
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