Winter is a great time to wrap up warm, pull on your walking boots and discover some fabulous walks around the Pembrokeshire coastline. Blow away those cobwebs with fresh sea air and warm winter sunshine on your face whilst embracing the peace and tranquillity of this unique coastal national park. Below you will find just a small selection of the many fabulous walks to be enjoyed, starting in the south at Bosherston and moving north to Goodwick, discovering ancient monuments, rugged landscapes and an abundance of marine wildlife along the way.
And what better way to round off a walk than to stop off at a cosy pub or café for a warming drink and some fabulous Pembrokeshire home cooked food.
Bosherston Lilly Ponds – starting at the National Trust car park in Bosherston, this circular woodland walk along the side of the lakes leads to the pretty little beach at Broad Haven South, and then back round along the lakes, crossing over pretty little bridges along the way. A great location for spotting woodland birds and wildlife all year round. An easy level walk of around 1 mile. Perfect for dog walking and family walks. Picnic benches and toilet facilities are located in the car park; the village inn is just up the road.
Deer Park/Martin’s Haven – a lovely circular walk around the Marloes peninsula. Enjoy superb views of the islands on this refreshing clifftop walk, and in autumn you could be lucky enough to spot grey seals on the shores below. A moderate walk of around a mile, perfect for recharging your batteries and taking in the superb coastal scenery along the way.
St David’s Head – prehistoric monuments and a Neolithic burial chamber are just two of the many fascinating discoveries to be found on this rugged circular walk around St. David’s Head. Starting at Whitesands beach, head out along the coast path to enjoy the most spectacular coastal views along this ancient landscape, rich in geology, marine wildlife and seabirds. A moderate terrane, which can be slippery in places during winter, but a fabulous walk of just under 4 miles, perfect for getting the circulation going and blowing away those winter blues.
Porthgain to Abereiddi – another superb coastal walk with amazing sea views. This area is steeped in history and you can still see hints of its industrial past hidden in the landscape. The flooded quarry known as the Blue Lagoon is truly beautiful and watching the sun set over the lagoon is something very special. A moderate circular walk of around 4 miles.
Goodwick to Pen Anglas – a circular headland walk taking you off the coastal path and enjoying views over Fishguard Harbour. An ideal walk for spotting wildlife, especially grey seals in the bay during winter and ravens and peregrine falcons all year round. A good easy walk of around 2 miles and great for dog walking.
Visit the National Trust website for full details of these walks and to find useful maps to help you enjoy these superb winter walks in Pembrokeshire.