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Walks in Pembrokeshire

Walking holidays in Pembrokeshire have been popular with visitors for many a year due to the vast area of countryside and coast to be explored on public footpaths or minor roads.

Many favour the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path as a focus for their walks, but you don’t have to tackle the whole thing in one go: you can choose short stretches, most of which are conveniently designed as circular routes so that you get to explore some inland terrain as well as the dramatic and beautiful coastline. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park have a guide for Accessible walks for families with young children or pushchairs, less able bodied people, and anyone that just wants a leisurely stroll. If you fancy walking a long stretch of the coast path, then many buses are available to take you back to base. See details of walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Valleys such as Cwm Gwaun and Nevern and the area around the Cleddau Estuary are well worth exploring at any time of year; their ancient woodland and rich variety of wildflowers and bird life are enchanting. Wherever you choose to walk, you can select a short stroll, a moderate hike or a full day’s ramble.

The Preseli Hills (Mynydd Preseli) are a great attraction for those who enjoy open moorland with sheep and ponies roaming amongst bracken and heather. Views are often best on showery days; it tends to be hazy when the weather is set fair.

Towns and villages such as St Davids, Tenby and Solva offer convenient starting points for many of the walks, and proximity to civilisation always allows for refreshment to be taken at a pub or cafe as a reward for your efforts.

The special seasonal coastal buses such as Strumble Shuttle, Puffin Shuttle and Poppit Rocket operate on a ‘Hail and Ride’ basis so that you can stop them wherever you want (so long as it’s a safe place). They make it much easier to walk the coastal path since you don't have to double back each day. Check the Pembrokeshire County Council website for the bus routes and timetables.

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Aber Mawr Woods

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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This walk is mostly inland, although it does take you down to the storm beach of Aber Mawr, with shingle bank formed by gradual rise in sea level after the Ice Age. Wooded valleys, fields and livestock. Can be wet and muddy. 0.3mile on minor road.

  • Circular
  • Distance: approximately 2.1 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour
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Aberbach / Pwllcrochan

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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Part dramatic coast, green lanes, fields and livestock, muddy in places; 0.3m minor roads. The great shingle bank at Aberbach was formed as sea levels rose after the last Ice Age. There can be a 1 km detour if stream floods.

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 2.9 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Abercastle / Aber Mawr

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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This walk includes cliff edge, wooded valley, farm tracks, fields and livestock, bridleways which are steep and muddy in places. 1.5m minor roads. See the pretty fishing village of Abercastle. There are shortcuts if you want to take them. Alternative start: 51.959877, -5.126743 Abercastle Beach

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 5.7 miles
  • Time: approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes
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Abercastle Coast

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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This walk includes a coastal section with cliff edge; also farm tracks and some minor roads. If you are a family or group, some of you could go east on a longer walk while others go west around Carreg Sampson.

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 2.5 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Abereiddi

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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Rugged coast, fields and livestock, good views

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 1 miles
  • Time: approximately 30 minutes
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Abereiddi / Pwllcaerog

Area: Strumble to Abereiddi County: Pembrokeshire
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Walk goes south from Abereiddi along rugged coast then turns inland via fields and livestock, fairly level

  • Circular
  • Coastal
  • Distance: approximately 2.3 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour
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Allt Pontfaen 1

Area: Gwaun Valley County: Pembrokeshire
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A walk through wooded valley with no stiles or kissing gates but with a short steep section. Joins with Allt Pontfaen 2 to make 5.2 miles.

  • Circular
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 2.2 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes
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Allt Pontfaen 2

Area: Gwaun Valley County: Pembrokeshire
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This is an extension of the Allt Pontfaen 1 walk so you can't do this bit on its own. Total length of walk is 5.2 miles.

  • Circular
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 3 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Amroth

Area: Tenby County: Pembrokeshire
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This walk is mainly inland, just including the seafront at Amroth. Fields and livestock, bridleways, seafront, 410metres minor road

  • Circular
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Distance: approximately 3 miles
  • Time: approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes
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Amroth to Lystep

Area: South Pembrokeshire County: Pembrokeshire
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This is quite a strenuous walk but gives a great mix of terrain. Walk along beach to Saundersfoot if tide is very low; take time to enjoy the woodland section and to see views out to Caldey Island and Gower on a clear day.

  • Coastal
  • Cafe/Pub
  • Coastal Path Section
  • Distance: approximately 11.5 miles
  • Time: approximately 6 hours
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