7th April 2017 by

Posted in Pembrokeshire

A guide to the best nature walks…

A guide to the best nature walks near Haverfordwest

Minwear Woods, near Haverfordwest is situated in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The area covers around 5 acres of woodland and provides a lovely grassy picnic area and a circular walk of around a mile and half, leading to a viewpoint overlooking the tidal waters of the Cleaddau estuary. The area is rich in wildlife and woodland flowers and is ever changing with the seasons.

Canaston Woods, near Haverfordwest, SA67 8DE. A five mile route popular with walkers and cyclists, this 420 acres of ancient woodland is a great place for spotting wildlife. Starting at Canaston Bride near Blackpool Mill, the walk heads east to Canaston Woods, the paths are fairly easy to follow and clearly marked all through the forest.

Note: The Minwear and Canaston walks can easily be combined to form a 5.1 mile route taking around 2.5 hours to complete.

River Walk, Haverfordwest – a lovely short town walk which takes in deciduous woodland and excellent river views. Starting at the Tourist Information Centre, take the old bridge towards Swan Square, turning right towards Churnside Roundabout then the second exit to the B4330 and take the pedestrian crossing to head north until you see the footpath waymarker on your right. The walk takes in the remains of the Old Mill watercourse and the ruins of a bridge and leads to The Old Mill Grounds Nature Reserve.

Picton Castle Gardens near Haverfordwest, SA62 4AS. The wonderful gardens of this 13th Century stately home are well worth exploring. Set in 40 acres of gardens with footpath trails through woodland, discover the wonderful plants and exotic jungle garden, plus two ponds brimming with wildlife. There’s also an adventure playground, jungle boardwalk and maze to keep the whole family entertained.

Slebech Park, Haverfordwest, SA62 4AX. A circular walk through a 600 acre estate just a few miles east of Haverfordwest. Starting at the car park, the walk follows good footpaths through woodlands and along riverside paths. Bluebell woods, wild flower meadows and ponds can be found on this 2 mile walk.