Encounter Walking


Pembrokeshire Coastal Path North - Welsh Coast Path

Overview of The North Sections - St Davids to St Dogmaels

Distance - Around 60 to 68 miles depending on the route out taken from St Davids.

Grade - Moderate and Strenuous coastal walking throughout with exposed coastal headlands and longer and tougher walking days often through remote areas with few facilities -what these grades mean

 

Summary - The crescendo at the end of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, this is wild, wild and wilder walking as you head north around a series of high volcanic headlands sitting above almost inaccessible coves and inlets. A run of tiny coastal hamlets clinging to this boulder strewn cliff run is broken up by the welcome facilities and shelter of two historically significant towns at Newport and Fishguard  Then a final push around one of the most remote sections of the Wales Coast Path at Cemaes Head to emerge into the golden sands and shelter of the beautiful Teifi Estuary and a return to habitation at St Dogmaels and Cardigan.

 

Highlights -

Carn Llidi landscape, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path National Park.
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- Exploring the ruined palaces and immense cathedral in the Holy City of St Davids before you start your adventure.

- Scrambling to the summit of Carn Llidi with its incredible views as far as the Wicklow Hills in Ireland.

- Watching for porpoise and seals from the Warriors Dyke at the Volcanic Headland at St David's Head.

- Absorbing the mining and industrial relics of Porthgain and Abbereiddy including the beautiful Blue Lagoon.

- Climbing along the best ridge walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to reach the unforgettable 400ft cliff amphitheatre at Pwell Deri.

- Passing the chain of isolated islands at Strumble Head Lighthouse and rounding the mighty lost island of Dinas Head.

Trefin, Wales. Walking holidays and short breaks in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.- Resting for the night with great food and the placid golden estuary sand banks at Newport in the shadow of the lonely Presili Hills.

- Returning to a Lost World locating a run of Neolithic burial chambers and standing stones.

- Edging along the narrow blowhole ridge above the boiling ocean at the Witches Cauldron.

- Topping out on Cemaes Head, the highest point of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path where the immense triangular rock folds and strata provide a unique home to its basking grey seals.

- Ending your trek amid the tranquil beauty of the sands and marshes of the sheltered Teifi estuary headed by the ghostly remains of St Dogmaels Abbey.

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