Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast in South Wales received National Park status back in 1952 and it was at that time the naturalist Ronald Lockley proposed an uninterrupted long-distance path along the length of the park. Finally, in 1970, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path was opened and it is now one of the UK’s most well established National Trails.

Following the rugged Welsh coastline, this is undoubtedly one of the finest long distance walks in Britain. The path enjoys stunning views across sea and land as it twists along a coastline of ever-changing natural beauty.

The Pembrokeshire Coast will prove to be a memorable journey for all who walk it. Who could forget the picturesque town of Tenby with its delightful Harbour and brightly coloured houses or Solva whose idyllic natural harbour is tucked neatly into the cliffs. Walkers will delight in St Davids, the smallest city in Britain, no larger than a village, yet boasting a splendid Cathedral and ruined chapel. Pembroke itself is home to a Norman castle and ancient town walls. The dramatic coastline has no shortage of breathtaking views, perhaps none more so than the magnificent 80 ft, Green Bridge of Wales, a natural arch formed from Carboniferous Limestone and described by the Natural Arch and Bridge Society as ‘probably the most spectacular arch in the United Kingdom’.

Bird watchers and plant lovers are drawn to the area due to the rich diversity of wildlife to be seen. Sea birds thrive on the inaccessible cliffs and offshore islands, due to a multitude of habitats, an amazing array of flowers and plants can be seen at all times of year.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a varied and at times challenging walk. The undulating nature of some parts of the walk present physically demanding ascents and descents, however it can be enjoyed in shorter sections accessible to walkers of all ages and abilities.

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As well as the whole route, we have divided the trail into three shorter sections. The first of these is the 63 mile south coast section from Amroth to Milford Haven. This is followed by the central coast section of 43 miles from Milford Haven to St Davids. Finally we have the 62 mile north coast section from St David’s to St Dogmaels. All three are well worth undertaking in their own right, alternatively you could walk each of them in turn until you’ve completed the whole trail.

Please bear in mind that the distances each day are trail distances only. They do not take into account walking to your accommodation. On some days the accommodation might be on or close to the trail but on other days you may need to walk one or two miles to get to your overnight stop.

Distances can also alter with high tides and the temporary closure of the MoD firing range, meaning walkers will cover between 168 miles (270km) and 186 miles (300km) in completing the route.

Our colleague Monika has walked from Broad Haven to Newport. Read Monika’s article: Perfect Days on the Pembrokeshire Coast.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Amroth to St Dogmaels

Tenby to St Dogmaels 168 miles/270 km

We offer 3 itineraries covering the whole route, from a challenging 13 day walk for the seriously fit, to a more leisurely 17 day trip. Most people spend a minimum of 15 days walking the whole Pembrokeshire Coast Path and incorporate rest days into this. In choosing your itinerary, please bear in mind that you are walking day after day for 2 weeks, so don't be over ambitious with your schedule.

After spending your first night in Tenby, we will transfer you to Amroth to begin your walk.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PC14 13 days walking (14 nights) 13 miles/21 km $3106 - $3721 Full Info Book
PC16 15 days walking (16 nights) 11 miles/18 km $3582 - $4291 Full Info Book
PC18 17 days walking (18 nights) 10 miles/16 km $4069 - $4873 Full Info Book

Pembrokeshire South Coast: Amroth to Milford Haven

Tenby to Milford Haven 62 miles/100 km

The 'tamer' end of the route, but with a very varied scenery taking you up and down along spectacular precipitous cliffs, past MoD firing ranges and along the wild and remote Angle Peninsula all the way past the industrial oil refineries and through the historic town of Pembroke with its beautiful castle.

After spending your first night in Tenby, we will transfer you to Amroth to begin your walk.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PCS7 6 days walking (7 nights) 10 miles/16 km $1684 - $1968 Full Info Book

Pembrokeshire Central Coast: Milford Haven to St David's

Milford Haven to St David's 44 miles/71 km

This section is a real mixture from its beginnings in a part of Wales devoted to industry which soon changes to gentle cliffs, wooded valleys and pretty bays. The terrain then changes again to high rugged cliffs leading on through the ghostly past of coal mining, interspersed with coves and sandy beaches.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PCC5 4 days walking (5 nights) 11 miles/18 km $1205 - $1394 Full Info Book
PCC6 5 days walking (6 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1474 - $1710 Full Info Book

Pembrokeshire North Coast: St David's to St Dogmaels

St David's to St Dogmaels 63 miles/101 km

This is a great route in its own right, from a wild, rugged coastline with old quarrymen’s houses, along beautiful snaking cliffs with coves, bays and beaches to the most strenuous section of the entire path taking in steep, overhanging cliffs and spectacular rock formations reaching the highest point of the coast path at 175 metres.

Code Length Average per day Price range
PCN6 5 days walking (6 nights) 13 miles/21 km $1474 - $1710 Full Info Book
PCN7 6 days walking (7 nights) 10 miles/16 km $1577 - $1861 Full Info Book
PCN8 7 days walking (8 nights) 9 miles/14 km $1912 - $2243 Full Info Book

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