30th April 2015 by

Posted in Events, News, Pembrokeshire

New steps at Marloes Sands

The sunshine we’ve been enjoying in Pembrokeshire is a far cry from the stormy weather that hit our coastline in early 2014, but it was storm repair work, related to the 2014 weather, that an intrepid team of Voluntary Wardens recently installed at Marloes Sands.

Myself and some voluntary Wardens installed the new steps at Marloes Sands, known as the  ‘Matthew Slade’ steps.” writes Hayley Barrett, National Park Ranger

The ‘Matthew Slade’ steps to the eastern end of this popular beach were badly damaged during the 2014 storms and the subsequent repairs were again undone by high tides and bad weather.


As the steps had been washed away twice in such a short period of time, it meant we had to look at different ways to keep this access open to the public.

The volunteers worked extremely hard to install a set of new wooden steps with a handrail so that people can continue to enjoy this amazing part of the Pembrokeshire Coast.

There are a range of fantastic walks around the Marloes area and the Dale peninsula for people of all abilities. You can download over 200 circular walking routes in the National Park by visiting www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/walking.

If you’re visiting the National Park over the May Day bank holiday, there are lots of fun-packed activities and events taking place across the Pembrokeshire Coast, with something for everyone.

If you’re an early bird why not join in our Dawn Chorus Walk at Broad Haven North on Sunday 3 May from 4.30am? Warm clothing is advised for this walk where our guides will help you identify the individual birds in the cacophony of sound. Booking is essential on 01834 845040.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly day out look no further than the National Park Authority’s fantastic visitor attractions: Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village and Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre.

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