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The Majestic Pembrokeshire Coast: Self-Guided
Spectacular Coastlines and Cliffs in Wales

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Pembrokeshire has one of the most spectacular coastlines in the British Isles. This walk includes some of its most beautiful stretches, featuring magnificent cliffs, hidden beaches, varied birdlife and some interesting fishing villages and historic towns, including the cathedral town of St. David's. The Coastal Bus makes a flexible walking programme possible.

You will walk between 8 and 11 miles per day over beaches, cliffs, and (un)paved roads, with a height between 1150 and 1805 feet. There are some short, steep climbs, but these are very well maintained. Sometimes, you will walk inland from the coastal path to reach your accommodation or bus stop.

Day 1 Arrival Newport, Pembrokeshire, a small town at the mouth of the Afon Nyfer (River Nevern).

Day 2 Take the Bus to Moylgrove Coastal and then walk back to Newport in about 5.5 hours via the coastal path. You start from 150m high cliffs with spectacular views and finish on the flat Newport Sands at the mouth of the Afon Nyfer. Overnight in Newport. (B)

Day 3 A hike of about 6 hours to the larger town of Fishguard. Walk around beautiful Dinas Island, in fact a peninsula, enjoying the richly coloured moors on the coastal hills. Overnight in Fishguard. (B)

Day 4 Today you walk mostly along the rugged rocky coast, and around Strumble Head. The rocks of the hinterland of Pembrokeshire provided the building blocks for the magnificent stone circle at Stonehenge. When you reach the hamlet of Tref Asse, you then take the Coastal bus -a drive of 25 minutes to the friendly village of Trefin, near the coast. Overnight in Trefin. (B) Hiking time:6.5 hours.

Day 5 Return by bus to Tref Asser and continue along the coastal path from where you left it yesterday, passing some beautiful sandy coves in the lee of rocky cliffs. Overnight in Trefin. (B) Hiking time: about 5.5 hours.

Day 6 From Trefin walk to Porthgain where you see the remains of the slate industry in Wales and continue along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to White Sands Bay. Here you can take a bus for the short 2.5 km run to St. David's, a pretty town hidden in the Alun Valley. Overnight in St. David's.(B) Walking time to St. David's: 6.5 hours.

Day 7 Take the bus to White Sands Bay and the coastal path continues to the fishing village of Solva. Below the cliffs are inaccessible beaches, populated by seals in the autumn. In Solva, take the bus back to St. David’s, You can also visit the bird-rich Ramsey Islands or do a Whale Safari (www.ramseyisland.co.uk). Overnight in St. David’s.(B) Walking time: 5.5 hours.

Day 8 Departure after breakfast. (B)

Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.

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April - September $1,475 TBD

Your trip price includes the following:

  • Seven nights in a B&B with private bathrooms
  • Luggage transfers
  • Trail maps and trail notes
  • Local emergency contact and support

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“Meals at our hotel were superb, outstanding. Pub lunches were excellent. Our guide’s leadership was a high point of the trip — his knowledge of the region (topography, history, social and cultural characteristics), his overall concern for the group, his keen insight and well-developed sense of humor were magnificent.”
D Swoap     Clearwater, FL

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Best Time to Go

Year round walking tours can be arranged, however, the summer months are milder.

Convenient Airport

London Heathrow (LHR)
Manchester Airport (MAN)
Cardiff (CWL)

Either London Heathrow or Manchester Airport would be convenient airports to our rendezvous point with convenient train service from both.  Although Cardiff would be the most convenient airport most flights to Cardiff go through London or Manchester.

Traveling By Rail

The nearest railway is Haverford West.

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