Route: From St Dogmaels to Amroth

Overview

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path was officially opened in 1970, stretching 186 miles (300km) between St Dogmaels nr Cardigan in the North, on the border between Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, to the small seaside village of Amroth in the South.

Commencing in what is considered to be the more challenging section of the path, this early part of the walk includes a point 575 feet (175m) above sea level but the rewards are plenty with views of and from, wild beautiful unspoilt scenery including little harbours, attractive villages, a Neolithic cromlech, Bronze Age standing stones, Iron Age promontory forts, a church or chapel of the Celtic saints and their followers or a castle built by Norman invaders, all waiting to be discovered. Your journey will take you through the wild and rugged landscape of the National Park.  Highlights of this section include the Witches' Cauldron, a magnificent rocky bay; the historic little town of Newport with its Norman castle;  the pretty little fishing villages of Porthgain and Abercastle; Carreg Sampson, one of the finest cromlechs in Pembrokeshire; the golden sands of Whitesands Bay, where legend relates St Patrick set sail for Ireland; before you finally reach St Davids, the smallest 'city' in Britain.

From St Davids, the Path follows along the beautiful beaches of St Brides Bay, around the Marloes and Dale Peninsulas to the busy port of Milford Haven, one of the largest natural harbours in the world.  Highlights of this section of the coast path include the superb beach of Newgale Sands; the sheltered bay of Martins Haven, the embarkation point for Skomer and Skokholm islands and Marloes Sands with its multi-coloured cliffs.

The final section of the coast path from Milford Haven to Amroth takes in the beautiful beaches at Freshwater West, (where a scene was filmed for Harry Potters Deathly Hallows film), Broad Haven South, Barafundle Bay and Freshwater East, as well as some magnificent cliff scenery, such as the spectacular limestone cliffs, stacks and arches of the Castlemartin Peninsula.

Other highlights include:

Pembroke Castle, with its vast keep, which provides commanding views in all directions; the attractive village of Angle, with its historic church, Fishermen's Chapel, dovecote and medieval tower-house; the unique thatched seaweed-drying hut above Little Furzenip; the tiny, ancient chapel built into the rocks at St Govan's Head; the tiny harbour at Stackpole Quay; prehistoric remains including Iron Age hill forts and Neolithic Cromlechs; the beautiful lily pools at Bosherston; the great Norman castle at Manorbier; and the ancient walled town of Tenby with its picturesque harbour before finally arriving at tranquil Amroth ending a memorable and rewarding walking holiday in this beautiful part of Wales.



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.


INCLUDED

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.

NOT INCLUDED

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
ROUTE PROFILE

Itinerary & Costs

This is our most popular itinerary for walking the complete Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Starting your journey in St Dogmaels/Cardigan you enjoy extensive views of both the sea and the National Park, perfect for those with an interest in bird and wildlife watching. Picturesque harbour villages give way to wild and rugged coastlines as you walk onwards towards the smallest city in Britain at St Davids. Stunning beaches give way to spectacular limestone rock formations around the Castlemartin Peninsula before you reach your final destination of Amroth.


The Daily Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive
St Dogmaels
Day 2:
St Dogmaels to Newport
Distance: 16 miles
Day 3:
Newport to Goodwick / Fishguard
Distance: 14 miles
- Day 4:
Goodwick / Fishguard to Abercastle
Distance: 15 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Abercastle, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 5:
Abercastle to Whitesands Bay
Distance: 15 miles

Staying overnight at St Davids. 2 miles inland, can walk or taxi.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Whitesands Bay, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 6:
Whitesands Bay to Solva
Distance: 13 miles
- Day 7:
Solva to Broad Haven
Distance: 11 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Little Haven, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 8:
Little Haven to Marloes
Distance: 11.5 miles
- Day 9:
Marloes to Sandy Haven / Herbrandston
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. Both crossing can only be navigated 2.5 hours either side of low tide.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Sandy Haven/Herbrandston, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

Day 10:
Sandy Haven / Herbrandston to Pembroke
Distance: 15.5 miles
Day 11:
Pembroke to Angle
Distance: 12 miles
- Day 12:
Angle to Bosherston
Distance: 18 miles

Castlemartin Firing Range is open to walk through on the weekend and selected dates each month. Dates are published online, normally 1-2 months in advance. Dates can be checked here. If the range is closed to the public, you can walk an alternative inland route, which adds 1.5 miles to the daily walk. The coastal bus is currently not in operation, so we will advise on taxi alternatives if you prefer not to walk 19.5 miles.
Due to a lack of accommodation in Bosherston, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 13:
Bosherston to Manorbier
Distance: 12 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Manorbier, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

- Day 14:
Manorbier to Amroth
Distance: 15 miles

Due to a lack of accommodation in Amroth, it may be necessary to accommodate you elsewhere and include transfers to and from the accommodation.

 

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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5/5 Philippa Browning
Well organised Pemnrokeshire walking trip | Excelllent holiday, all arrangements went to plan. All the accommodation was lovely, with friendly hosts and comfortable rooms -and great breakfasts. Luggage always waiting for us when we arrived.
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Holiday Summary

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Itinerary

13 Days / 14 Nights 13 miles daily avg


Difficulty

Rating: 3


Walkers

Number in Group: 2


What's Included
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Cost £1,651 per person

Based on Two people sharing a Double or Twin Room


Total Cost £3,302

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