If a proper ‘blow away the cobwebs’ type walk is needed look no further than the Pembrokshire Coast Path. This imposing 186 mile route along the cliff tops of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park promises to rejuvenate even the most jaded soul!
Situated almost entirely within the national park and taking in Fishguard, Pembroke and Tenby, it has challenging and easy sections so will suit walkers of all abilities. And if the coast and national park wasn’t enough to keep you occupied there is also a National Nature Reserve (NNR), a local nature reserve, Wales’ only marine nature reserve and 17 Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
Those who complete the entire route will have mastered 35,000 feet of ascents and descents, said to be the equivalent of climbing Everest, which is quite an achievement. But if that sounds daunting to leisure walkers fear not as the many coastal villages, beaches and coves along the way will encourage a gentler pace.
The trail can be divided into fifteen days of walking, with stretches ranging from seven to fourteen miles. Complete the entire trail and you’ll pass through 58 beaches and 14 harbours.
There’s also a bus service along the whole route making it easy to collect your car after a day’s walking.
Members of the Pembrokeshire Ramblers regularly help to maintain the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The trail was also championed by Ramblers Cymru as part of the successful campaign for the Wales Coast Path.
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