This guidebook - which includes both a guide to the route and a separate mapping booklet - describes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, a scenic 180-mile long-distance walk from Amroth, near Tenby, to St Dogmaels, north of Newport. The route, which takes roughly two weeks to complete, is divided into 14 stages of between 9 and 17 miles. Neither technically demanding nor difficult to navigate, the trail is suitable both for experienced distance walkers and those looking to cut their teeth on a long-distance route. Detailed route instructions are accompanied by 1:100,000 OS mapping. A route summary table and comprehensive trek planner are also included, with invaluable information on transport, accommodation and facilities en route. The guidebook is packed with interesting snippets of information about the places, landscapes and wildlife encountered along the way. Also included is a 1:25,000 OS map booklet which shows the full route, providing all the mapping needed to complete the trail. Showcasing the spectacular coastal scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this National Trail takes in soaring rugged cliffs, serene inlets, broad sandy beaches and quaint coastal villages as it follows the twists and turns of this magical coastal path.
Pembrokeshire occupies the far south western extremity of Wales with the ocean on three sides. Its coastline is complex and convoluted - a succession of cliffs and coves, inlets and islands, stacks and skerries and the great drowned estuary of Milford Haven. Many justly claim this coastal scenery to be among the finest in the World. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, an official National Trail designated in 1970, closely follows this coast from Amroth in the south to St.Dogmael's in the north - a distance of 186 miles - almost entirely within a National Park. As the meeting place of Celts, Irish, Vikings, Welsh, Normans, English and Flemings, Pembrokeshire is steeped in history and thanks in part to its fascinating geology its shores are especially rich in distinctive flora and fauna. Nowhere is the Coast Path far from historic sites and charming villages or the fascinating small towns of St David's, Pembroke and Tenby. Flavoured by the moods of the ocean, this book captures the atmosphere of the Coast Path and the ever-changing landscapes, seascapes and the settlements through which it passes. It will evoke treasured memories for those who already know Pembrokeshire, and enthuse those for whom that pleasure is yet to come.
A handy guidebook for anyone planning to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. The scenic 182-mile long distance route from Amroth to St Dogmaels, typically takes around 2 weeks to walk. The Pembrokeshire coast path offers some of the finest walking in Britain, with soaring rugged cliffs, tranquil inlets and broad sandy beaches.
180 miles of cliff top, beach and cove around the magnificent Welsh coast, The Pembrokeshire Coast Path (Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro) is the 186-mile National Trail around Wales’s magnificent southern headland. Winding around the coast from St Dogmaels to Amroth, it clings to soaring cliff tops, seeks out fabulous sweeping beaches like Marloes Sands and Freshwater West, visits lovely towns like St David’s and Tenby, castles at Manorbier and Pembroke, and is rich in wildlife from teeming seabird colonies to the rare chough. It is now part of the Welsh Coast Path, fully open in 2012. Whether you’re a long-distance walker or a holiday stroller, this is the only book you need.
40 Circular Walks in and Around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Author: Dennis Kelsall
Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited
Category: Sports & Recreation
Guidebook to 40 circular walks in Pembrokeshire in Wales. The routes, which range from 1 to 12 miles, take in the dramatic beauty of the national park and its coast, the Daugleddau and the Preseli Hills, while exploring wooded gorges, prehistoric hillforts and medieval castles. Step-by-step route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 mapping. For each route, information is also given regarding parking and public transport options, as well as toilets and refreshments available along the way. The guide also includes a useful route summary table, plus information on tides, the terrain, and weather in the region. This collection of walks includes something for everyone, from novices to experienced ramblers. None of the walks demand technical skill and, in good weather, pose few navigational problems. Whether following the coast, wandering the hills or exploring the valleys and woods, the walking everywhere is superb and will invariably reveal something unexpected along the way.