Exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for a New Year Fitness ResolutionComments Off on Exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for a New Year Fitness Resolution
Pembrokeshire presents an ideal setting to kickstart your New Year’s resolutions with a burst of activity! Boasting an impressive 186-miles of coastal paths, Pembrokeshire offers a plethora of options for invigorating walks and trail runs. The renowned Pembrokeshire Coast Path extends from St Dogmaels in the North to Amroth in the South.
One of the most challenging stretches of the Coast Path is the 16-mile journey from St Dogmaels to Newport, featuring frequent and steep hills. Continuing from Newport to Fishguard, and onward to Pwll Deri to Porthgain, the path spans 49 miles, showcasing breathtaking cliffs and dramatic scenery, perfect for photography enthusiasts.
In the 19th Century, Porthgain and Abereiddi gained recognition for slate mining, brick mining, and gravel quarrying. Today, Porthgain is a popular tourist village, renowned for its art galleries, a cozy seaside pub, and a charming café.
The trail from Porthgain to Whitesands, leading to Solva, covers an additional 23 miles. This segment presents rugged terrain in places, emphasizing the need for caution, especially with family and four-legged companions. Cafés, shops, and restaurants abound between Whitesands and Solva, providing ample opportunities to refuel.
Moving on to Solva to Broad Haven, a 12-mile stretch with steep hills brings you to the coastal village of Broad Haven. This area, closest to Newgale Holidays, is easily accessible from our farm, offering a delightful array of restaurants, cafes, and public houses.
The subsequent part of the journey takes you from Broad Haven to Martin’s Haven, then onward to Dale, covering 16 miles to Neyland. Check tide tables before embarking on this segment, as two tidal crossings require attention. From Neyland, a 16-mile stretch unfolds, leading to Angle, Freshwater West, and Broad Haven South. Note that the path between Freshwater West and Broad Haven South is restricted due to the Military base at Castlemartin.
The final leg of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path spans 25 miles from Broad Haven South to the finish line in Amroth. Passing through iconic locations like Barafundle and Skrinkle Haven, this stretch is among the busiest on the coast path. In 2004, Barafundle Bay gained international recognition, listed among the Top 12 beaches in the World and named “The Best Beach in Britain” by The Good Holiday Guide.
Upon reaching Amroth, conclude your journey with a delectable meal at one of the popular restaurants, such as The Smugglers Bar & Grill, known for its home-cooked, locally sourced food and a pirate-themed children’s play area.
For more information on planning your walk, visit Pembrokeshire Coast
If you’re considering this as your ideal getaway, there’s still time to book your festive break at Newgale Holidays. Act quickly and follow this link to reserve your spot: https://www.newgaleholidays.co.uk/book-now/
Explore our cottages and get ready for an unforgettable experience amidst the stunning landscapes of Pembrokeshire.