Cycle Pembrokeshire

Stack Rocks – St Govan’s

The path is a popular shared use path so please expect to encounter other cyclists, walkers, horse riders and wheelchair users.

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This part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail is a bridleway with a stony surface and sheer cliff edges. For your safety please keep to the path at all times.

 

Mode Cycling and walking

Length 6.3 miles (10.1 km)

Bike shops The nearest bike shop is at Bierspool Cycles, London
Rd, Pembroke Dock, Tel- 01646 681039

 

Attractions
It is possible to explore the area between the stone track and the top of the cliffs on foot. These are the highlights along the route:

Green Bridge of Wales – One of Pembrokeshire’s most famous geological features, formed by the sea cutting through a narrow headland.

Stack Rocks – Two limestone pillars, once part of another arch which has now collapsed. In spring and summer they are covered in guillemots, razorbills and other seabirds.

Iron Age forts – Built over 2,000 years ago, these forts would have looked out over a wooded valley. Sea levels have risen since then forming the Bristol Channel as we see it today.

Huntsman’s Leap – A narrow steep-sided inlet, formed by sea erosion along a fault line in the cliff. Legend has it that a huntsman urged his horse over the chasm, landed safely, then looked back and dropped dead from shock when he saw what he had jumped over.

St Govan’s Chapel – This tiny chapel is reached by a steep, uneven flight of steps. The chapel dates from the 13th century but its foundations are thought to be much older. Below the chapel is a well, believed to cure eye problems, rheumatism and lameness.

ID: 270, revised 24/10/2017