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Pembrokeshire Coast Path Walking Holiday
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Highlights

  • Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.
  • Hidden bays and sleepy fishing villages.
  • The city of St David's, surprisingly the smallest in Britain.
  • Spot seals and puffins in their natural habitat.
  • Follow trails atop cliff’s, with the crashing Atlantic waves below.

Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail following 186 miles of rugged coastline along the western peninsula of Wales.

Secluded beaches, castle ruins and sleepy fishing villages are a few of the sights you will see. Follow undulating cliff top trails and listen to the Atlantic waves crashing in the sea caves below.

Watch out for puffins and seals who enjoy this coastal habitat and wind your way north along beaches and through traditional Welsh villages. This walk will inspire the senses and leave you feeling energised.

Below is a brief description of the trail, broken down into the main sections of the walk. Choose from one of the detailed itineraries on the right for a day by day itinerary that suits you best.


Starting Point: Amroth

The closest train station to Amroth is Kilgetty which is just 3 miles away. Please note that Kilgetty is a request stop so you must tell the driver or ticket inspector before you get on. There are regular trains to Kilgetty from Swansea (1 hr 20 mins) and Cardiff (2 hrs 30 mins)


South Section : Amroth to Pembroke— 59 Miles

The first section of the walk from Amroth follows undulating paths through a mix of woodland cliff-top walking and past sandy coves and the colourful village of Tenby.


From here the path follows the coast on to Manorbier Bay and then the welcome sight of Freshwater East. The scenery from here is spectacular, passing wonderful sea cliffs with some steep ups and downs.


Wonderful award-winning beaches and sheltered bays make for great picnic spots on this section which is the most popular part of the path.


Central Section: Pembroke to St David’s — 59.5 Miles

The central section of the walk is varied and begins by following a trail along wooded banks where you encounter Norman castle remains. It then becomes quite industrial, following power stations and oil refineries until you reach Sandy Haven.


From here the walk is back on the coast again with wonderful views to the popular small village of Dale. Little Haven and Broad Haven are welcome stops for walkers with a good number of pubs for well earned refreshment. The central section finishes in St Davids, the smallest city in the UK with its wonderful cathedral.


North Section: St David’s to Dogmaels — 67.5 Miles

The North section from St Davids to Dogmaels is the toughest and most demanding section of the path. Initially it winds its way past beautiful beaches at Whitesands Bay and then, as you head further west,  the scenery becomes wilder and the walking more remote.


Join high cliff paths with wonderful wild flowers and herbs and from Cemaes Head you can scour the sea and keep a look out for dolphins and seals below.


The last days walk is most definitely the hardest but by the time you get there you will have walked yourself fit and be ready for the challenge.


Accommodation

You will stay in a mixture of carefully chosen hotel’s, country inn's, B&B’s, small hotels and guest houses. 


At times, due to limited accommodation in Amroth (when you begin walking from Amroth) we may have to book you into a property in Tenby. If this is the case the transfer will need to be paid as an extra cost.  In this case you will also need to arrive in Tenby at the beginning of the tour (see travel information).


Additional Nights

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. St David’s, Pembroke and Tenby are great for recovery days or simply sightseeing opportunities. Solva is a magical village tucked into the hillside and there are plenty of circular walks over the cliffs that can demand an extra day.  The naturalists amongst you will not want to miss the chance to take a boat trip out from St David’s to see the RSPB reserve and seals at Ramsay Island.


Accommodation Location

We will always try and accommodate you at the locations detailed in the tour itinerary. Occasionally, because of limited availability we may have to accommodate you into alternative accommodations which are not listed in the description. If those listed are unavailable the alternative accommodation will be of the same or better standard than those described.


Single Rooms

If you require single rooms within your party we will always try and accommodate you subject to availability. A single supplement is payable.


Solo Walkers

This walking holiday is available to solo walkers but as we incur additional baggage transfer costs there is a solo walker supplement payable.


Meals

A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Lunch and dinner are not included. Most of your accommodation will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or at nearby pubs or restaurants.


Copyright

Some of the images we have used for this tour have been supplied from the Welsh Tourist Board. Crown Copyright (2010) Visit Wales.


We regularly use the following properties but may accommodate you elsewhere if these are not available.



 

 

 



Mellieha Guest House- Amroth



Mellieha Guest House- Amroth

This family run guest house provides a wonderful start to your Pembrokeshire Coast Path, providing clean and comfortable en-suite rooms. They offer a warm welcome where you can relax and unwind in the garden, lounge or conservatory.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Pen-Mar Guest House - Tenby



Pen-Mar Guest House - Tenby

This guest house has recently been refurbished to ensure that walkers have a comfortable nights stay. All guest rooms are comfortable and the house has a well-stocked bar and a large guest lounge.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Castlemead Hotel - Manorbier



Castlemead Hotel - Manorbier

Castlemead is in a wooded valley overlooking Manorbier Bay. Each room features an en-suite bathroom, and some rooms also boast far-reaching views of the sea. You can relax in the elegant guest lounge or in the cosy sun room with views of the countryside.


 

 

 


 

 

 



St Govan's Country Inn- Bosherston



St Govan's Country Inn- Bosherston

A warm welcome awaits you at this quiet country retreat where you can enjoy a restful stay. All rooms are welcoming and comfortable with en-suite bathrooms and come with excellent facilities. They also have a lovely restaurant serving good-value meals all day.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Hibernia Inn - Angle

The Hibernia Inn is located on the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline and offers comfortable country inn accommodation with a restaurant offering excellent local suppers.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Penfro B&B - Pembroke

Penfro B&B offers wonderful accommodation in this Grade 2 listed Georgian mansion. Comfortable and traditional rooms offer walkers a pleasant night’s stay.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Skerryback Farm B&B - Sandy Haven

A peaceful 18th century farmhouse set in a sheltered garden with the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath on the doorstep. All home comforts, plus home cooking, and a log fires on chilly evenings.


 

 

 


 

 

 




The Clock House - Marloes

This B&B provides a great welcome and offers a traditional full cooked breakfast. They have a spacious and comfy separate residents lounge, as well as a friendly café/Bar.


 

 

 


 

 

 




The Crest B&B - Little Haven

The Crest stands in a superb clifftop location overlooking the picturesque village and cove of Little Haven. From the house and garden there are wonderful panoramic views across St. Bride’s Bay. Breakfast is served in the conservatory.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Felingog B&B - Solva

This B&B is situated overlooking the harbour, offering magnificent views. Step out of the front door and you are 50 yards from the Pembrokeshire National Coast path. All rooms have free tea and coffee making facilities and breakfast is served in the cafe.


 

 

 


 

 

 




The Waterings B&B - St David's

Just a short walk from the city and centre this B&B derives its name from a sheltered cove on Ramsey Island. It is situated in a quiet, relaxing location close to the National Park Visitor Centre.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Hampton House B&B - Trefin

Your hosts will be pleased to welcome you to their friendly and comfortable bed and breakfast, which is very convenient for the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. They extend a particularly special welcome to walkers.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Manor House - Fishguard



Manor House - Fishguard

This 4* guest house offers luxurious hotel accommodation. It is 300 years old and a Georgian listed townhouse. You can relax in your individually decorated room, many with original fireplaces and antique furniture.


 

 

 


 

 

 




Golden Lion Inn - Newport

The Golden Lion is located very centrally in Newport and provides wonderfully modern rooms with en-suite facilities.


 

 

 


 

 

 



Ty Parc Guest House - Cardigan



Ty Parc Guest House - Cardigan

Family owned and run, this impressive Edwardian house, built in 1904, offers unrivalled fully-furnished guest house accommodation. Recently it has been completely refurbished throughout.


 

 

 

Availability

You can start your Pembrokeshire Coast Path Walk anytime between March and the beginning of October.  


Due to the St David's Cathedral Festival taking place there is no accommodation in St David's between 27th May, 2016 - 5th June, 2016, please avoid booking over these dates where possible.


Time of Year

You can enjoy this walk in spring, summer or autumn/fall. In the springtime you will encounter spring flowers, for example woods that may be full of bluebells. The summer should be slighlty warmer, but perhaps a little busier. The autumn/fall will be quieter and a lovely time to walk this coast path.  


Grade & Terrain

This tour is graded moderate to strenuous depending on which itinerary you choose.  For those wishing to complete the entire walk it is advisable that you have some previous long distance walking experience.


The route is a mixture of paths, beach walking and clifftop paths. Some of the sections can be rocky and steep as you traverse the cliffs. You will often encounter steps as you ascend and descend between the coves.  


Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The route is way marked extensively with finger posts and acorn symbols. Navigation skills may be required if you intend to venture off the trail.  We provide a guide book and map to help you find your way.


Baggage Transfers

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.  Please ensure that you do not bring more than one bag of 20kg, as if this occurs, the luggage transfer company will ask you to pay an additional fee (approx. £8.00 per day, per bag). This additional payment, should it be necessary, needs to be made locally to the driver and in cash. All luggage need to labelled as if they are not labelled we cannot guarantee that they will reach you at the next accommodation.


If you are travelling from far afield and do have more than one bag it is possible to arrange for the extra luggage to be stored whilst you are on the tour. (There may be a small charge for this). These additional bags would be picked up at your accommodation at the start point and dropped off wherever you finish depending on the itinerary you choose to do. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.on.


Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items, for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking/cycling gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Getting to Amroth or Tenby

By Train/Bus - You can catch the train from Swansea (1H30) or Cardiff (1H) to Kilgetty. From here you can catch a bus to Amroth (30min).  There are direct trains from Swansea to Tenby and they take about  1H45. You can also take the train from Cardiff, but this involves one change. More information on trains is available on the Trainline website. For general public transportation information please visit the Traveline.


By Car—Please note that there are limited spaces available in Amroth and Tenby and we always advise that you use public transport wherever possible.


Getting to and from Pembroke

By Train—You can catch a train to Pembroke from Swansea to Pembroke (2H) or from Cardiff (3H)


Getting to and from St David’s

By Bus—St David’s doesn't have a train station but you can reach the city by bus. From Swansea it takes approx 3H. 


Getting to and from St Dogmaels

By Rail/Bus—From St Dogmaels the best way to travel is to catch the bus back to Fishguard (35mins) and then the train to Cardiff (1H30). We can also provide a telephone number for a taxi firm who will take you all the way back to Amroth for a reasonable cost.

Included

  • Overnights in B&B's, small hotels, guest houses and country inns
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • A detailed info pack, guide book and map
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem

Excluded

  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • Transport should you need to skip a stage
  • Travel Insurance

Extras

  • Solo walker supplement
  • Additional nights

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as soon as your plans are finalised as the region is extremely popular especially over the summer months. However, we will always try our best to accommodate your plans.

How fit do I need to be?

We offer a range of itineraries with differing daily distances so you can find an itinerary that suits your preferred level of activity. If you currently don’t enjoy an active lifestyle we suggest regular walking in hilly terrain supplemented by cardio vascular exercise prior to your walk. A good gym or personal trainer will be able to draw up a personalised training programme.

How do the baggage transfers work?

Your bags will be transferred from your accommodation as per your itinerary and moved onto your next overnight accommodation. We ask you to limit your luggage to one bag of up to 20kg per person.

What equipment do I need?

Your detailed information pack will be sent to you after you book. This has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes and a day pack.

When is the best time of year?

This walking holiday is best enjoyed between March and mid October. Springtime weather can be changeable but usually is the driest time of year, from March to June. 

Am I able to take my dog?

Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate walkers with dogs as many of the accommodation providers we use do not accept pets.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

You can use public transport or local taxis to continue to your next overnight stop. In some cases the baggage transfer service that takes your bags on to your next accommodation may be able to assist. Our office can assist with helpful advice should you need to arrange transport for yourself or anyone in your party.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Pros

  • Well organised (28)
  • Great accommodations (22)
  • Fun (18)
  • Once in a lifetime experience (9)

Cons

  • Exhausting (3)

Best Uses

  • Holiday (24)
  • Relaxation (11)
  • Trying something new (10)
  • Thrill seeking (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Occasional traveller (12), World traveller (10), Avid adventurer (7)

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5.0

Stunning coastal scenery

By Plod the Trail

from Oxford

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Well Organised

Cons

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      Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

      This is a fairly demanding section of the WCP and a good one to have baggage carry and accommodation all sorted

       
      4.0

      Fun even for oldsters!

      By Those who stop to smell the flowers

      from New Brunswick, Canada

      About Me World Traveller

      Pros

      • A Made To Measure Hike
      • Fun
      • Great Accommodations
      • Well Organised

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Holiday

        Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

        The route was modified to fit our abilities.
        The bus was never too far away when weather or legs demanded a break.
        B&B's were all different and friendly.

         
        4.0

        Stunning scenery, varied accommodation

        By OAP walker

        from N.Yorkshire

        About Me Walker

        Pros

        • Fun
        • Great Accommodations

        Cons

        • Distance To Bb Needed

        Best Uses

        • Holiday

        Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

        Accommodation was varied, some interesting & upmarket, some more basic. It would have been good to know how far the B & B was from the path. At Littlehaven, having walked the extra 2 miles to Walkers Lodge, we were told we should have phoned to be collected. This info. was not given.

         
        5.0

        Outstanding Walking Adventure in beautiful, peaceful Wales

        By Ernie

        from Jacksonville, Florida

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Exceptional Villages
        • Fun
        • Great Accommodations
        • Unspoiled Countryside
        • Well Organised

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Holiday
          • Relaxation
          • Trying Something New
          • Wildlife Viewing

          Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

          1. Invigorating, but easily manageable walking distance and terrain
          2. Unspoiled, delightful Welsh villages (all within a national park0
          3. Pleasant, comfortable accommodations
          4. Charming, welcoming Welsh people
          5. Gray seals giving birth to, nursing and training seal pups in September and early October.
          6. Not overrun with tourists (at least in September). Meet several other walkers during a day, but not crowded trail. Tourists in villages tending to be Brits, taking a holiday cottage for a week or so.

           
          5.0

          Wonderful experience

          By Robert

          from USA

          About Me World Traveller

          Pros

          • Fun
          • Great Accommodations

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Holiday

            Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

            The trip was well-organized and the accommodations were, by and large, terrific. We received personalized service and great advice from the Macs staff. The walk was demanding and rewarding. Thanks!

             
            5.0

            Stunning and unimaginable

            By Marlies

            from Netherlands

            About Me World Traveller

            Pros

            • Great Accommodations
            • Well Organised

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Holiday
              • Relaxation

              Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

              The perfect organisation and warmly welcomes in the excellent B&Bs made that we could fully enjoy the marvellous walks along the coast and on the (sometimes wind-and stormswept) cliffs. We walked 14 days, and until the last day we were again surprised and stunned by new views, the geology and the abundancy of flowers such as the almost lightning gorse, shining fields of bleu bells and thrift and sea campion on the rocks. But also the modesty of primrose, orchids and yellow tormentill, open and hidden woodlands and so much more. A quick escape to Skomer made us meet the hundreds of thousand of birds, under which the beautiful puffins.
              We were told that it is the or one of the most beautiful walks in the world, we are very willing to believe it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Much better than anticipated.

              By Sr. Pedro

              from Low Bentham

              About Me Avid Adventurer, World Traveller

              Pros

              • Exhilarating
              • Fun
              • Great Accommodations
              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
              • Well Organised

              Cons

              • Bb Cwmwdig A Mistake
              • Bb In Cwmwdig A Mistake

              Best Uses

              • Great adventure
              • Walking At Its Best

              Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

              Adventurous and a great escape, for awhile, from the routines of life. The planning of the B+B's and daily transport of luggage a real plus. Apart from a few relatively minor hiccups with some of the B+B's, there where no serious negatives.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GREAT WALK - FANTASTIC COASTLINE

              By NITRANRENRUT

              from LANCASHIRE

              About Me Avid Adventurer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
              • Well Organised

              Cons

              • Exhausting

              Best Uses

              • Holiday
              • Relaxation
              • Thrill Seeking
              • Trying Something New

              Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

              FANTASTIC SCENERY AND A DEMANDING WALK - JUST WHAT WE WANTED. THE WALK AROUND MILFORD HAVEN AND PEMBROKE NOT SO ATTRACTIVE BUT DON'T MISS IT OUT IT'S ALL PART OF THE EXPERIANCE. ALLOWE PLENTY OF TIME FOR PICTURES AND DO WATCH OUT FOR THE HIGH TIDE WARNINGS

               
              5.0

              So great and impressive scenery

              By travelaunt

              from near Hamburg

              About Me Occasional Traveller

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Fun
              • Great Accommodations
              • Once in a Lifetime Experience
              • Well Organised

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Endurance Sports
                • Holiday
                • Meditation
                • Relaxation

                Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

                We walked so a long distance (186 m in 14 days) for the first time in our life and it was so great. Every day we could look back and forward to our way at the coastpath and it was fascinating to arrive at all the nice places during our walk.
                Dear Elcana - thank you very much for organizing!

                 
                5.0

                A great adventure

                By Sian

                from Easton,Maryland USA

                About Me Occasional Traveller

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Fun
                • Great Accommodations
                • Once in a Lifetime Experience
                • Well Organised

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Holiday
                  • Trying Something New

                  Comments about macs adventure Pembrokeshire Coast Path:

                  Mind the bit between Amroth and Tenby; if you go on the beach the way mark for the trail is easy to miss ... and the tide is not going to wait !!
                  Also, check MOD firing schedule near St Govans and onward as when they're blasting away it alters the walk slightly !
                  We had a wonderful time ...

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