The Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail is a spectacular path starting at Amroth in the South East and winding 300 km (185 miles) along the coast taking in major estuaries and passing many offshore islands, before reaching St. Dogmaels in the North. Impressive geology, fascinating nature reserves, vast sandy beaches and occasional military ranges make the entire expedition so varied, with the unexpected around every headland. (Note: the official route starts in the North but we chose to follow the path in the reverse direction). Opened in 1970 it lies entirely within the Pembrokeshire National Park and, since 2012, is a section of the much longer Wales Coast Path.
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path official site suggests a range of distances, from easy walks (less than 5 miles) to challenging walks (more than 10 miles). We tend to go for shorter walks where the start and finish points are accessible by public transport.
- Details of our stages are given below, (including start and finish points, an estimate of the distance walked and the height climbed and, in some cases, where we stayed)
Stage 1 - 14/10/2014 - Amroth to Saundersfoot - 12.6km - 320m climbed
Stage 2 - 15/10/2014 - Tenby to Saundersfoot - 9.6km - 280m climbed
Stage 2a - 12/10/2014 - Penally to Tenby - 16.6km - 383m climbed
Stage 3 - 16/10/2014 - Manorbier to Tenby - 16.6km - 383m climbed
Stage 15 - 21/05/2015 - Newgale to Druidstone - 7.2km - 326m climbed
Stage 16 - 20/05/2015 - Newgale to Solva - 7.4km - 280m climbed
Stage 17 - 17/05/2015 - St. David's to Solva - 10.0km - 190m climbed
Stage 18 - 18/05/2015 - St. Justinian to St. David's - 10.6km - 310m climbed
Stage 19 - 19/05/2015 - St. Justinian to Whitesands Bay - 5.0km - 115m climbed
Stage 20 - 27/06/2016 - Abereiddi to Whitesands Bay - 11.2km - 610m climbed
Stage 21 - 30/06/2016 - Abereiddi to Trefin - 6.6km - 272m climbed
Stage 22 - 01/07/2016 - Abercastle to Trefin - 4.8km - 220m climbed
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The Offical National Trail website provides an excellent and detailed guide to the 185 mile route in sections of all ranges of difficulty. It also has information on accommodation available and luggage transfer along the path.
You can find many other walks which use public transport to get to and from start and end points at Car Free Walks. Of course many other websites about walking are available.