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A collection of articles from Great British Walks - formerly The Walking Holiday Company for visitors, customers and the press to read, enjoy and share, regarding the fantastic walks across the National Trails of Great Britain. Great British Walks are proud to be a partner of Discover England to promote the National Trails in the United Kingdom.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Mari Lydford - Wednesday, November 01, 2017
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

 

THE PEMBROKESHIRE COAST PATH

If you want to walk along stunning cliff tops, this is the holiday for you….

One of the most popular walking holidays on offer from The Walking Holiday Company is the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path, stretching 186 miles around Pembrokeshire Coastline. The Path starts in Amroth heads north to St Dogmaels although you can walk from north to south, the choice is yours. The Pembrokeshire Coast received National Park status in 1952 and the Coast Path itself was opened in 1970. The coastline is magnificent comprising huge sandy beaches, tiny fishing villages, exposed headlands, dramatic limestone cliffs and even the odd off shore island to explore.

Talking of which…if you are interested in wildlife and photography then this is the walk for you, especially bird and marine life. Gulls, razorbills, kittiwakes, shearwater and puffins can all be found on this coast line. Take a day off from walking and visit Skomer Island, just off the coast, this tiny island is home to the largest breeding colony of puffins in the southern UK. Maybe book yourself a wildlife safari, see dolphins, porpoise and seals, there are lots of local cruises on offer.

From March to July the wild flowers along the coast line are spectacular, you can see cowslips, sea campion, sea pinks, vetch and if you do visit Skomer look out for the spring carpet of bluebells.

Another day off could be spend exploring Tenby, enjoy its vast South Beach or take a boat over to Caldey Island and visit its beautiful Abbey. Further north is St David’s the smallest city in the UK, visit St David’s Cathedral, shops and numerous restaurants.

You can walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in one go, although it splits neatly into two sections, or we can plan an itinerary especially to suit you.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path has excellent transport links, the coastal bus service runs along its length and provides a wonderful service for tired walkers. You won’t be disappointed with the accommodation on offer in the area: you could stay in a cosy harbour side inn, a remote farm house or a seaside B and B.

Once you have the Pembrokeshire Coast Path under your belt then heading north from St Dogmael’s is the Ceredigion Way, this is a new addition for The Walking Holiday Company. The path stretches up around Cardigan Bay to Borth and then inland to Machynlleth. Cardigan Bay is the largest bay in the British Isles, it is approximately 50 miles long and an important centre for wildlife. Cruises are available to book from various points along the route and if your luck is in you might see grey seals, bottlenose dolphins and harbour porpoise.

If you love your walking, love your wildlife, want to be amazed at each view that appears around the next headland, along with wonderful accommodation and dining opportunities then The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the walk for you. Call us today.

 

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