Route: From St Davids to Milford Haven


The focal point in the "smallest city" in Britain is of course the Cathedral of St Davids.  The current structure dates from 1180 and is believed to be at least the 4th cathedral on this site, the earlier ones having been destroyed by marauding Vikings!

The journey commences, following the high dramatic cliff line around St Brides Bay, with views over the water to distant Ramsey Island, then rises amongst lush woodland, to the Gribin, where stands evidence of a 3000 year old Iron Age Fort, once guarding the entrance to the pretty village and harbour at Solva. From here the Path descends towards the impressive 2 1/2 miles of the storm formed sandy beach at Newgale, before rising past colliery remains of chimney stacks, shafts and foundations of engine sheds at Rickets Head. Passing the tranquil beauty of the coves at Broad Haven, Little Haven, St Brides and Marloes Sands, you will see some unusual geological features such as stunning cliffs layered with red sandstone and grey shale, followed by fantastic views towards the islands of Skomer and Skokholm, nestling in the Atlantic ocean and a haven for puffins, kittiwakes, guillemots, gannets and Manx shearwater.  Chough, storm petrel, peregrine, buzzard and wheatear also put in an appearance on the island and around St Ann's Head along with regular visits by porpoises and dolphins. Visit the village of Dale, once a bustling community with 18 pubs but now much smaller with much of the original village having been reclaimed by the sea, and nearby Dale Fort, in a spectacular location near the entrance to Milford.  Built in 1856, in an attempt to deter the forces of Napoleon III from invading the west coast of Britain, this impressive building is now an educational establishment for field studies.

Finally, arrive at the charming port of Milford Haven.  A port since the Middle Ages and once a busy whaling community, the docks have been reshaped into a superb 150-berth marina, with an impressive Dockside Gallery and Museum  and where there was once a commercial quayside there are now cafes, restaurants and smart shops for you to relax and explore.

Walk the Trail offers 2 itineraries along this route to cater for all levels of walker.  If, you feel that you'd like something different, just ask.


All our holiday packages include:

  • Overnight accommodation staying at carefully selected B&Bs, Inns and Hotels
  • A detailed holiday pack
  • Luggage transfers
  • Transport from path to accommodations if necessary
  • Maps
  • Guidebook
  • Emergency support.


Our holiday packages do not include:

  • Transport to and from the start and end of the holiday, unless stated.  We can help you with your options.
  • Packed Lunches and Evening Meals
  • Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Costs

A fast paced walk starting in Britain’s smallest city and walking through the historical coastal landscape of Pembrokeshire, shaped by both nature and man. Extensive open beaches invite you to stop for a paddle whilst you trek around the whole of St Brides Bay. Why not add a rest day and explore Ramsey Island (from St Davids), or travel to Skomer Island (from either Dale or Marloes). Journeys end brings you to the newly emerging cosmopolitan port of Milford Haven

The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
St Davids
- Day 2:
St Davids to Newgale
Distance: 11 miles

This distance can be increased, by heading west from St Davids towards Whitesands Bay.

Day 3:
Newgale to St Brides
Distance: 13 miles
Day 4:
St Brides to Dale
Distance: 12 miles
- Day 5:
Dale to Milford Haven
Distance: 14 miles

Two tidal rivers to cross, one near Dale the other at Sandy Haven. If tides are 'against' walkers, a taxi can be arranged. Please click here to check your dates. #PLEASE REMEMBER TO ADD 1 HOUR FOR BST if NECESSARY. The crossing near Dale can be navigated 3 hours either side of low tide, and the other at Sandy Haven 1 hour either side.

Day 6: Depart
Milford Haven

What's Included

  • Accommodation for the length of your holiday including the night before you start walking and the evening after your final day's walking in good quality B&Bs, Inns and small hotels. This will be en-suite wherever possible.
  • Breakfast - This may be a full cooked or continental option depending on accommodation. Evening meals can be arranged with certain accommodations for an additional charge.
  • A Personalised Holiday Pack containing maps and addresses for accommodations, pick up points and daily mileage information.
  • Luggage transfers between each accommodation. 1 bag per person up to 20 kilograms. Additional bags can be added upon request.
  • If you are crossing a river using a ferry or on foot at low tide then we will provide you with the relevant information to assist.
  • Phone line support between the hours of 0900-1900, 7 days a week for the length of your holiday.
  • If required, path to accommodation or round river transfers (free of charge)

Optional Extras

The following items are optional and can be removed to reduce the cost of your holiday.

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Holiday Summary



4 Days / 5 Nights 11.5 miles daily avg


Rating: 4


Number in Group: 2

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Cost £499 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room

Total Cost £998

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