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Pembrokeshire Coast Path - 16 Days & 15 Nights

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  • 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.

What To Expect

If you enjoy coastal walking with endless sandy beaches, cliff top views and plenty of wildlife then this could be the walk for you. Take the challenge and walk the full length in a fortnight or split the walking into the beaches of the South, the varied central section or the rugged and remote North.

Tour Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active trip.

Activity:

Inn to Inn Walking | A classic point to point walking trip, staying in a different location each night

Ideal if you have an interest in:

Wildlife, Coastal & Island

Inspiration:

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Activity Level & 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

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.

Accommodations

You will stay in a mixture of carefully chosen hotels, country inns, 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.

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
  • Additional nights

When To Go

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

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 slightly warmer, but perhaps a little busier. The autumn/fall will be quieter and a lovely time to walk this coast path.

Getting to the Start

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.

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

Getting from the End

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.

Luggage Transfer

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 18kg per person. Please ensure that you do not bring more than one bag of 18kg 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.

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.

Equipment

Your information pack 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.

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Amroth and overnight Day 2 Walk to Tenby 7 miles / 11 km Day 3 Walk to Manorbier 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 4 Walk to Bosherston 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 5 Walk to Angle 20.5 miles / 33 km Day 6 Walk to Pembroke 11.5 miles / 18.5 km Day 7 Walk to Sandy Haven 16.5 miles / 26.5 km Day 8 Walk to Marloes 8 miles / 13 km Day 9 Walk to Little Haven 12 miles / 19 km Day 10 Walk to Solva 12.5 miles / 19.5 km Day 11 Walk to Whitesands Bay 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 12 Walk to Trefin 11 miles / 18 km Day 13 Walk to Goodwick 20.5 miles / 33 km Day 14 Walk to Newport 11 miles / 17.8 km Day 15 Walk to St Dogmaels 16 miles / 25.8 km Day 16 Onward Travel from St Dogmeals

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