Cliff-top walking from Poppit Sands to St Davids. Steep rocky summits, coves frequented by Atlantic grey seals, tiny harbours and quaint pubs!
A self-guided walking tour
2017 dates: early May to mid-September, starting any day. Start dates outside this period are possible (from 1 April and until mid-October), but there is then less flexibility for shortening or modifying the walks as the useful coastal bus service only operates 2 days per week instead of 7 days.
Duration: 7 nights
Grade: Moderate, with options for longer, more strenuous days.
Tour prices: See “Tour prices” below.
Tour code: P7.
P7: Nights 1, 2 Newport (Pembs); 3 Fishguard; 4 Tregwynt or Trefin; 5 Abereiddy or Porthgain; 6, 7 St Davids.
Accommodation: Good B&Bs and farmhouses. On payment of a supplement the option is available of en-suite or private facilities throughout the tour. We should however point out that many customers have praised our non-ES rooms on this tour, notably at Newport, Abereiddy and St Davids. Most rooms are already ES or with private bathroom.
Meals included: 7 breakfasts. Other meals obtainable locally.
Train station. Start of tour Haverfordwest or Fishguard; end of tour Haverfordwest or Fishguard.
Tour code P7:
7 nights tour, ES or private facilities most nights: £585. SRS*: £120. STS**: £145.
- Extra nights: £55 per person per night, except at St David’s £65. Single room £70 per person per night.
- Supplement for en-suite/private bathroom facilities every night. Please enquire. Most are already en-suite/private.
- SRS* = single room supplement (applicable when 3 or 5 persons book together).
- STS** = solo traveller supplement (applicable when booking is for one person only).
Prices quoted are per person on basis of two people in double or twin-bedded rooms. Included in the price are bed and breakfast each night, with baggage transfers, maps and route directions. ‘ES’ (en suite) facilities means that there is a private bathroom with shower or tub and toilet within the main door of your room. ‘Private facilities’ means that the private bathroom may be outside the main door of your room. When the booking is made for a party of 3 or 5 customers, a single room supplement is payable. When the booking is made for a single traveller, a solo traveller supplement is payable. Normally a maximum of one single room per booking.
The cliff-top path (a national trail), high above the crashing waves of the Atlantic, is fringed in spring with bluebells and pink sea-thrift. Grey seals bask on the tidal rocks below the cliffs. Almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the walk starts on the slopes of the Preseli Hills (source of the Stonehenge ‘bluestones’) and ends at the village of St Davids which huddles up to its Romanesque cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. Along the way are steep, rocky summits, sandy beaches and deep, wooded valleys; tiny harbours, quaint pubs and Welsh-speaking villages; you may find Celtic crosses, prehistoric dolmens (megalithic tombs), and even (if you are lucky) an original inscription in the mysterious Ogham script. The Pembrokeshire coast has been proposed as a World Heritage Site.
Our accommodations in Pembrokeshire have received especial praise from previous customers on account of the beautiful settings, the warm welcome offered, and the historic character of many of the buildings.
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The best aspect was the wonderful landscape and the exactly prepared descriptions of the trip.Mrs A Bleichert
Every accommodation was good, especially [at Newport (Pembs) and at St David’s] … [We also liked the] very good descriptions of the path…beautiful routes…luggage transport.Ms E Krusemann and Mr H Pless
Just wanted you to know that we had an outstanding time in Pembrokeshire… The weather was more than we could have hoped for. We never needed our raingear, just enough sun to get terrific hiker’s tans and enough cloudy time [to] make it very comfortable to scramble up and down hills for six to seven hours a day. … Every place we stayed was terrific and the people were friendly and helpful. I have run out of superlatives. We would be happy to act as references for anyone else who is interested. Thanks for your help!J. Eyes
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