The best of Pembrokeshire
Coastal walking tour in the national park.
- 8 Days / 7 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Dale is a popular holiday village overlooking a white sandy beach, which boasts numerous water sports.
Dale – Marloes
Your walk through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park begins with a tour to the lighthouse of St. Anns Head. There you will have a spectacular panorama view onto the red sandstone cliffs. In the afternoon you walk past two of Pembrokeshire’s vast golden beaches to the small village of Marloes.
Loop tour Skomer Island
The largest of the Pembrokeshire Islands is home to the largest colony of seabirds in southern Britain. At its best in spring and early summer thousands of puffins, Manx shearwaters, razorbills and kittiwakes breed on the island. Look out for seals and dolphins on the short boat trip to the island where you can enjoy an excellent walk which explores the best of the fauna, flora and history of Skomer.
Following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which hugs the high coastal cliffs, you can look forward to panoramic sea views all day. Little Haven is a delightful little row of cottages tucked into the head of a sandy beach with several welcoming pubs. Just another 30 minutes takes you over the hill to the slightly larger town of Broad Haven.
The path continues north past secretive coves and wide open beaches, popular with surfers, to Newgale. Here the hard work starts with some steep ascents and descents but you can look forward to arriving in the village of Solva, probably the prettiest village in Pembrokeshire.
Solva – St. David`s
From Solva the path continues to follow the clifftops west, passing several small coves. The cliffs are dramatic and as always the views superb. You leave the coast at St Non’s, the birthplace of St David, patron saint of Wales. The path then heads inland to St David’s, the smallest city in Britain and home to 12th century St David’s Cathedral. The impressive cathedral was built on the site of St David’s monastery in 1181. Destroyed and restored over the centuries it is an important pilgrimage site and together with the Bishop’s Palace can be explored at length.
The coast path from St Non’s Bay takes in a wild and savage section of the Pembrokeshire Coast. Enjoying great views of Ramsey Sound and Island your walk finishes at the lovely Whitesands Bay. Alternatively you can visit Ramsey Island, another important wildlife reserve with a large seabird and seal colony.
A good shape and sure-footedness are necessary for your walking tours along the coasts of Wales. Otherwise the daily tours are not too ambitious. Breath-taking coastal landscapes and bewitching Welsh villages are awaiting you. You can shorten the daily tours in parts by public bus.
Category: typical country hotels, B&B`s
Single traveller surcharge: 90,00
- 7 overnight stays, breakfast included
- Luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
- Carefully elaborated route description
- Detailed travel and tour documents
Arrival / Departure
- Airport Cardiff, Bristol or London. From there by train (www.nationalrail.com) to Milford Haven. Duration from Cardiff approx. 2,5 hrs, from Bristol approx. 3,5 hrs., and from London approx. 5 hrs. From Milford Haven by coach (www.traveline.info) to Dale duration approx. 1 hr. or by taxi, duration approx. 30 min. costs approx. EUR 25 per fare.
- Departure from St. Davids by bus (www.traveline.info) to Haverford West or Fishguard (both about 1 hour) and from there by train to your departure airport. Note: no bus connections on Sundays, alternatively by taxi, approx. EUR 70 per fare.
- Number of participants: minimum of 2 persons
- Ferry ride and entrance fee for Skomer Island on day 3, approx. EUR 35 per person