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The Best of Pembrokeshire

8 Days & 7 Nights 4.8 Read 27 reviews
  • Striding out along the empty clifftops high above the crashing Atlantic
  • The prolific bird and wildlife of Skomer and Ramsey Islands
  • Exploring St David’s Cathedral and city
  • Relaxing over a beer in the pretty fishing villages of Little Haven and Solva
  • Enjoying the beauty and emptiness of this special corner of Wales
Walk the best of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in a week. Hidden away in the far southwest corner of Wales, Pembrokeshire has rugged beauty, secluded coves, long sandy beaches, prolific birdlife and a rich history. During a week of first-class walking you will wander through flower-filled fields, enjoy warm hospitality in quaint fishing villages, stride out along high Atlantic cliffs and visit historic St David’s Cathedral. Bird watchers and nature lovers will be thrilled by Skomer Island, the largest colony of seabirds in southern Britain is home to puffins, kittiwakes, fulmars and 100,000 pairs of shearwaters.

What To Expect

This trip is perfect for you if you want to discover the best walking in Wales, quaint fishing villages, prolific wildlife and buckets of history in one fabulous week.

Trip Type:

Classic Routes | If you’re the active, outdoorsy type, who’s interested in taking on the great routes of the world or looking for a challenge, then our Classic Routes are for you. We’re talking the West Highland Way, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Passau to Vienna Danube Cycle Path, to name but a few!


Inn to Inn Walking | Walk from place-to-place changing accommodations each night. Generally staying in B&B’s, inns, and guesthouses.

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Coastal Walking

Grade & Terrain

The walk is on well-maintained footpaths, clifftops, beaches and woodland trails. It does involve some steep ascent and descent especially in the northern sections of the path. 


The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is well waymarked with wooden posts and acorn symbols. We provide you with detailed turn-by-turn route notes and maps and you will also have access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App enabling you to follow the route using your phone's GPS so you will have no problems finding the way.

Accommodation Information

We take great pride in carefully selecting the accommodations we use on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to ensure you enjoy every minute of your stay. We work with B&B’s, Guest Houses, country hotels and charming inns which are normally of 3 or 4 star standard with en-suite bathrooms.

Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

This holiday is available to solo walkers, although a solo supplement is payable.

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate your request, although it is not generally possible to secure more than three single rooms in a party. A single supplement is payable.


A hearty breakfast is included each morning. Most hotels and B&Bs offer a continental and full cooked breakfast, which should keep you going for hours.

Lunch and dinner are not included so you are free to choose from the available options. Most of your accommodations will be more than happy to provide a packed lunch on request and this can be booked on arrival. Alternatively, your info pack includes details of local shops and convenient lunch stops on the way. Dinner is available either at your accommodation or nearby pubs and restaurants and your info pack will, of course, have details.

Additional Nights and Extensions

Many of our clients choose to add extra nights along the walk to sample more of the wonderful walking and attractions available on the Coast Path. St Davids, Pembroke and Tenby are great choices for extra days.  

  • Overnights in B&B's, small hotels, guest houses and country inns
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transfers as described in the itinerary
  • A detailed info pack, guide book and map
  • Access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App
  • Emergency telephone support from our office in the event of a problem
  • Ferry to Skomer
  • Travel to Milford Haven and from St David's
  • Lunches, dinners, snacks and drinks
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Equipment
  • Additional nights

When To Go

The Best of Pembrokeshire is available to start on any date during the season. Select your preferred start date on the calendar to book your trip.

Please note however that the boats to Skomer Island do not operate on Mondays. Therefore if wish to visit Skomer Island you should not start your trip on a Saturday.

Please also be aware that the landing on Skomer Island excursion is becoming extremely popular - especially during the peak season of June & July. It is always recommended to buy your tickets in advance. More information on this may be found in your pre-departure information pack.

Time of Year

This walking holiday is best enjoyed between April and October. Springtime weather can be changeable but usually is the driest time of year.

Getting to the Start

By Train - Regular trains run to Milford Haven from London (5h00), Cardiff (2h50), Bristol (3h50) and other UK destinations (www.nationalrail.co.uk) for timetables and tickets. A transfer will be provided from Milford Haven to Marloes on Day 1.

By Car - You can leave your car in Marloes and return at the end of your trip by bus (1h35). However your accommodation may not be able to oblige and keep your car there for a week. If this is the case then you will have to park on the street. 

By Air - Cardiff is the closest airport, Bristol is also an option as are the London airports. 

Getting from the End

By Bus - Getting from St David’s By Bus/Train - Catch the hourly bus to Haverfordwest (50 minutes) and train from Haverfordwest. Alternatively, you can catch the bus to Fishguard and onward train.

A good source of reference for travel details is the travel line website: http://traveline.info/

Baggage Transfer

At Macs Adventure, we work in partnership with many luggage transfer providers who set a limit on how many bags/suitcases they will transfer per person, and also the weight of the bag/suitcase.  Your booking includes transfer of 1 bag per person up to 18 kg.  It is very important that you read the luggage information specific to your tour before departure. If you do not adhere to these limits, there is a great possibility that you will be charged locally both for extra bags or if they are too heavy. This limitation can be a challenge, especially as airlines generally have limits that are higher. However, our luggage providers have reasons for these limits (usually due to the Health and Safety of their employees), which we must respect.

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.

General Information

Useful Websites

There is a great wealth of information on the National Trail Website and this also has up to date diversions so it is worth a look before you set off on your walk. Another good website is the Visit Pembrokeshire Website which has detailed information and may help with deciding on which part of the trail you are looking to walk.

Skomer Island tours (2022 & Beyond)

Please be aware that the Skomer island tours are now working on an online pre-booking system - instead of a first-come, first-served on the day. To Pre-book, please use the following link: http://www.pembrokeshire-islands.co.uk/boat-trips/. To avoid disappointment, ensure you book early!


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 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. 

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Day 1 Arrive in MIlford Haven. Transfer to Marloes and overnight Day 2 Transfer to Dale. Walk to Marloes 13 miles / 20 km Day 3 Tour around Skomer Island Day 4 Walk Marloes to Little Haven/Broad Haven 9 miles / 14 km Day 5 Walk Little Haven/Broad Haven to Solva. Transfer to St David's 12 miles / 19 km Day 6 Transfer to Solva. Walk to St David's 6 miles / 10 km Day 7 Walk St David's to Whitesands Bay 8 miles / 13 km Day 8 Onward Travel from St David's

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