It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes at Canaston Bridge is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This medium length walk involves a circuit of the lovely Canaston Woods, including visits to the historic Mounton Chapel and Blackpool Mill. This route has been the subject of upgrading and, although sections of it remain steep, it is not too strenuous if taken at a relaxed pace.
Canaston Woods is crossed by numerous paths, all of which make for enjoyable walking in this area of beautiful mixed woodland. The woods are bisected by the main path, the Knights' Way, an ancient pilgrim's route between St Davids Cathedral to the north west and Amroth on the south east coast of Pembrokeshire. The Knights' Way is at the heart of this walk, encompassing pleasant diversions to the medieval chapel of Mounton near the most southerly point of the woods and the nineteenth century mill at Blackpool, on the western edge of the woods.
Many of the paths have undergone upgrading recently and underfoot surfaces are generally firm. However, the paths remain muddy in places and there are some strenuous sections which shouldn't prove too troublesome provided they are taken at a gentle pace!
Walking: The walk begins at the lay-by south of Canaston Bridge.
Bus: 322 - Carmarthen to Haverfordwest and 382 - Tenby to Haverfordwest. Alight at Canaston Bridge. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest. Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: www.multimap.com. Search for "Canaston Bridge, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a lay-by immediately south of Canaston Bridge where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are no public toilets on this walk.
Start/Finish: Lay-by south of Canaston Bridge.
Distance: 4.8 miles, 3 hours
Terrain: This medium length walk has been subject to much upgrading and takes in tarmac lanes as well as stony, grassy and muddy paths. Certain sections are steep but not too strenuous.
Car Park: 1