The Pembrokeshire Coast Path – sometimes referred to as Pembrokeshire Coastal National Trail – was the very first national trail in Wales, and is part of the Wales Coastal Path.
Contributing 186 miles (299 km) to the overall 870 miles of the Wales Coastal Path, the trail stretches from St. Dogmaels on the Ceredigion borders, to Amroth in South Pembrokeshire.
Taking in the beauty and splendour of the UK’s single Coastal National Park along the way, find out how to make the most of this amazing route through a wonderful county…
Amazing Coastal Path Facts
Planning your walk is essential.
Whilst the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority, Local Authority, and other agencies with vested interests in the preservation and maintenance of the path do a fantastic job in terms of upkeep, any experienced walkers will tell you that preparation is key.
Only a few of the routes highlighted above are under 10-miles in length, but all offer rare opportunities to walk at the very edge of the coastal cliff faces and overlook 58 different beaches and coves along the way. Whilst all efforts are made to ensure the paths are accessible, and though very safe, care must always be taken.
Likewise, planning your stops for resting, eating and taking on fluids are also of vital importance, as many walkers will be aware.
Therefore, planning the routes you are going to take has now become that much easier, thanks to Google recently spending around a month, walking the coastal path length in order to allow this section of the National Trail to be added to their Street Map view. This means you can now drop yourself, quite literally, onto Google’s Map, and follow the trails set out above, planning and aiding preparation for your routes.
More info and links to the Google Street View can be found on the below link.
The Countryside Code helps you respect, protect and enjoy the countryside, enabling you to get the most out of your visit. Set up by Natural Resources Wales, The Countryside Codes covers all parts of rural life, focusing on how to get the most out of your experiences whilst leaving the areas you visit, and the habitats of nature, unaffected by your presence.
The Countryside Code provides you with helpful advice about:
The main message of the code is Respect. Protect. Enjoy
Respect other people
Protect the natural environment
Enjoy the outdoors and stay safe
More can be learned about The Countryside Code by visiting the Natural Resources Wales website, or by downloading their handy digital brochure, explaining in greater detail, the code and what you should do to adhere to all of the above aspects. The link to download The Countryside Code can be found below.