Exploring Pembrokeshire by foot has to be one of life's great pleasures whether you're an experienced rambler or someone who prefers a more relaxed stroll amid the beauty of the countryside or dramatic vistas of the coast.
Here you'll find a series of walks geared for all levels of fitness that take in the sights and sounds of Pembrokeshire.
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 the church car park in St Nicholas is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this short relatively easy walk from the church car park in the picturesque village of St Nicholas to Rhos y Clegyrn moor and back again.
Walking: The walk begins at the church car park in the north Pembrokeshire village of St Nicholas.
Bus: Strumble Shuttle - St Davids to Fishguard.
Train: Nearest station is at Goodwick. Transport for Wales
Road Map: www.multimap.com Search for "St Nicholas, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a free car park at St Nicholas Church, where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are no public toilets nearby. Fishguard and Goodwick, several miles away, have the nearest public toilets.
Refreshments: There are no refreshments available nearby. Please bring your own.
Start / Finish: St Nicholas Church car park.
Distance: 2.1 miles (3.4 kilometres), 1½ hours
Terrain: This is a short and easy walk over quiet country lanes and gravel, earth and grass paths. Fairly steep on the optional detour up to Cam Llys.
Car Park: 1
This short, easy walk begins at the car park adjacent to the old school behind the lovely church (1), in the picturesque north Pembrokeshire village of St Nicholas. It meanders gently along bridleways, country lanes and farm tracks to Rhos y Clegyrn moor, suggested site of a Neolithic axe factory, where you may catch a glimpse of see several prehistoric monuments. This walk can be very muddy and marshy in places so ensure you have the correct footwear!
- Begin the walk in the car park alongside the old school behind the church. Walk to the lane, turn left, and at the junction, alongside an old petrol pump, go straight ahead onto a lovely, but slightly uneven, wooded bridleway.
- At the end of the bridleway you come to a crossroads, with a number of small standing stones in the hedgerow. Go straight across onto a farm track with a slight incline.
- Where the tarmacked path bears right, go straight ahead onto a partly grassed and tree lined lane, past a small cottage on your left, then straight on along a narrow path and then through a stile by the side of a field gate,and onto Rhos y Clegym moor where there are marvellous views to the north and north east of the Pembrokeshire landscape and the brooding Preseli Hills.
- The ground here can be quite boggy and overgrown but follow the path alongside a wire fence until the moorland opens out and ahead of you is a superb standing stone, 2.7 metres high.
- Nearby are several large circular banks - go to the gate at the far end of the moor to see the largest such bank. Richard Fenton, in his A Historic Tour Through Pembrokeshire (1811) describes the site as a large ‘druidical circle' where an axe-hammer has been dug up. Excavations in the 1960s suggest the existence of other stones, possibly including circles, and as Rhos y Clegym means Moor of the Stones we can be fairly certain this was an important site in prehistoric times. The proximity of several other monuments, including burial mounds and a cromlech, probably confirm this.
- When you are ready, retrace your steps but when you leave the grassy path and reach the tarmacked lane you might like to take a detour left up the fairly steep lane to Carn Llys and the impressive Ffyst Samson chambered tomb nearby where there are more fine views in every direction. Otherwise, head back to St Nicholas.
- Upon reaching the end of the bridleway by the old petrol pump, turn right and walk through the village and admire some of the fine buildings here. Just before the Old Forge cottage, turn left towards the church. The church was heavily restored in the 19th century but evidence suggests there was a church or hermit's cell on this site from at least the 5th or 6th centuries AD. The three inscribed stones inside the church attest to such a foundation date.
- The curious feature known as a ‘squinch' in the south transept is characteristic of many early Pembrokeshire churches. This evidence, combined with the nearby prehistoric monuments, suggests that St Nicholas has been a place of religious and spiritual significance for a very long time. And its not hard to understand why.
- The landscape around here is beautiful!
- Behind the church, alongside the old school, is the car park where you began your walk.
Short river walk (Haverfordwest)
It's good to walk, therefore why not step out and sample some of the walks your town has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk is one of a number of town walks which have been produced for you by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this relatively easy walk which provides excellent river views mixed with deciduous woodland all within short walking distance of Haverfordwest Town Centre and the Riverside Centre.
- Walking: The Riverside Centre is on the opposite side of the river from the bus station.
- Bus: Haverfordwest is served by a number of bus services that link it with rest of Pembrokeshire and beyond Bus Timetables
- Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest, it is a short walk from the town centre. Transport for Wales.
- Road Map: Multimap Search for "Haverfordwest".
- Parking: There is a multi storey car park adjacent to the bus station and the Perrots Road Car Park is also nearby.
- Toilets: Public toilets at the start and finish alongside Haverfordwest Bus Station and the multi-storey car park.
- Refreshments: Haverfordwest has a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and public houses.
Start/Finish: The Riverside, Haverfordwest
- Distance: 0.76 miles, 3/4 hour eastern bank / 0.7 miles, 3/4 hour western bank
- Terrain: Varying between, tarmac, stone and grass.
- Stiles- No
- Gates- 4
- Steps- 1
- Bridges- 1
- Car Park- 2
- Views- 0
The Cleddau Reaches route stretches along both sides of the river through the town centre and out to countryside to the north and to the south of the town. Just a short stroll will bring you into abundantly green spaces, with something for everyone to enjoy. Some information about the history, culture, wildlife and regeneration of places along the walk, is also provided.
- This walk is the northern end of the Cleddau Reaches. Begin this lovely riverside walk at the Haverfordwest Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and walk to the old bridge ahead of you.
Walk in the footsteps of a King - The earliest written record of a bridge in Haverfordwest is 1378. The Old Bridge was built in 1726, to replace an earlier bridge damaged by floodwater. It is said that Henry Tudor crossed this bridge on his march to the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. His victory resulted in his coronation as King Henry VII.
At this point, look back and you should see the lofty Norman castle presiding over the town.
- From the bridge heading up river (north) on the Bridge Meadow.
- Following the river's edge walk along the car park and through the subway, the path enters the Bridge Meadow play area.
- Continue walking up river via the football pitch until you come to a small crossing into a field called the Ghyll.
The White Lady of the Ghyll - The only thing left of the ancient residence Prengergast House, abandoned by the powerful Stepney Family during the 1700s, is the story of the White Lady of the Ghyll (pronounced guile). In the months of October to February when then mist rolls up the field from the river and back again, locals have reported seeing a vaporous figure floating along the small tract of land call the ghyll (perhaps meaning sheep's walk in Welsh) and disappearing into the mist. The story goes that she is waiting for the return of her husband, a former owner of the manor, who set off to protect Charles I in the civil war, never to return.
- Continue up river until you come to the bridge over the Cleddau River. An historic view of St Davids Church togeth with glimpses of the castle and town can be seen from this point.
Bridge over the Cleddau - A new footbridge was installed in 2020 with funding from Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government, Haverfordwest Town Council, Bridge Meadow Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council as part of a larger project to enable us all to enjoy the river immediatley on our doorstep.
The project includes management of the invasive Himalayan Balsam. When ripe, the seedpods explode into the air. It grows so large it shadows other plants and outcompetes them. Introduced by Victorian gardeners in 1839, it is now illegal to allow the spread into the wild. We know it’s unlikely we’ll never eradicate it, but we are trialling ways to manage the problem. One idea that is working well is the set-up of grazing paddocks – horses do a good job of trampling the plant.
Wild Swimming - We are near the site of the old river weir that was built to service the mill. Before the leisure centre was built in town, this is where locals came to meet their friends and learn to swim. At the Haverfordwest Town Museum you can see the prize cup that was awarded to the Haverfordwest Boys’ Grammar School swimming competition. The names for the area on record are Headwaters and Big Pool, and The Darling.
- Leaving the bridge you are now entering the Old Mill grounds on the western bank heading down river
- The path widens out again with a crushed stone surface and walkers can enjoy the delights of this pleasant walk in deciduous woodland with the Cleddau River on the left, and the remains of the Old Mill watercourse or leat on the right.
The leat (the watercourse dug by hand and lined with stone) conducted water from the river to turn the wooden waterwheel that powered the mill.
- The path continues winding through the woodland where there is much flora and fauna to be seen, very little remains of the Old Mill itself although there is an interesting ruined bridge/tunnel at the disused mill watercourse
Putting the town on the map - This is the spot where a huge mill once presided and where hundreds of people were once employed. Earliest records of its existence date from 1764 and over the years it was a hive of industry milling corn, wool, paper and snuff. It is thought to have been set up as a paper mill around 1830 by master paper-maker Benjamin Harvey who made Haverfordwest famous for paper-making and made his fortune in the process. Today it is hard to picture, but the mill would have been enormous. It was said to be larger than Prendergast Church. In an 1832 newspaper article about a fire at the mill, the size of the building was reported as ‘extensive’. Only traces of the mill remain, but the observant will find a bridge/tunnel on which the mill sat, a coal hole, the leat, walls of a worker’s cottage, and even the remains of a narrow gauge railway line.
- Continue along the tarmac route until you arrive at the road heading down river (south) using the pedestrian crossing at the main road cross into Swan Square
The Swans od Swan Square - The graceful swans have long been a familiar sight in Haverfordwest, as evidenced by the naming of Swan Square and the old Swan Hotel reputed to date from 1536, but demolished in 1970. Today the swans continue to bring joy to the urban environment. Look out for nests around April in the reed fringes close to the water’s edge.
- You are now back to the Old Bridge and will be able to see the location you started off from.
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your locality has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes at the car park of Salem Chapel, near Spittal Cross, is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this fairly strenuous walk which begins and ends at Salem Chapel car park and takes in a wide variety of scenery on the way - from rolling, open Pembrokeshire landscapes to beautiful enclosed woodland, both deciduous and coniferous in Treffgarne Gorge.
This two and a half hour walk on the eastern side of the magnificent Treffgarne Gorge encompasses open farmland with spectacular views as well of sections of enchanting woodland, both coniferous and deciduous.
There are wide varieties of flora and fauna to be seen at all times of the year. The path passes the location of Brunel's intended rail link with Ireland which was abandoned in 1851 on account of the potato famine.
Near Spittal Cross, just beyond a magnificent railway tunnel, there is a small car park beneath Salem Chapel where the walk begins.
Walking: The walk begins and ends at the small free car park of Salem Chapel, near Spittal Cross.
Bus: T5 (Haverfordwest-Fishguard-Cardigan). Alight at Treffgarne and walk to start point. Bus timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950 National Rail
Road Map: Search for "Wolfscastle, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a small, free car park below Salem Chapel, near Spittal Cross.
Start/Finish: Salem Chapel car park, near Spittal Cross.
Distance: 3.8 miles (6.15 kilometres), 2 ½ hours
Terrain: Strenuous walking on lanes and paths. The latter are grassy, stony and can be muddy and slippery at times. Some very steep sections. Come prepared.
Car Park: 1
Car Park: 1
- Turn left onto a tree lined bridleway, bear left where it forks and follow the lane past a stables as it ascends steeply.
- Near the summit there is a gated, waymarked path on your left.
- This leads you into beautiful deciduous woodland and later into a coniferous plantation.
- Take care as the path is narrow and there is a steep slope on your left to the river below. There are remains of Iron Age earthworks hidden in the trees to your right.
- Eventually the path descends very steeply towards the river. Instead take the waymarked path to the right to ascend slightly once more.
- Turn right just before a small bridge and climb a few steps up to a gate into a field. Cross the field to a gate and continue into and along the next field keeping the hedge just to your left. Join a surfaced lane (leading into Little Treffgarne) and turn right.
- Follow the lane south and admire the marvellous views westwards across Treffgarne Gorge towards Treffgarne Rocks and Maiden Castle.
- After just over hlaf a mile this lane descends steeply to a hairpin bend, and across a mill bridge before climbing to a T-junction. Turn right here, climb another hill and turn right again onto a path signposted ‘Wood Park' just before you get to a house. This leads you down behind a small cottage and onto a narrow path that eventually exits onto a further small lane. Turn left here and follow the lane back to Salem Chapel car park, bearing left at the bottom of the hill.
- It is worth climbing up to the chapel - a fine well preserved Georgian building constructed in 1827 and renovated in 1874 and 1909.
Lower Gwaun Woodland Walk
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes at the Harbour Car Park, Lower Fishguard is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this short riverside walk which mixes superb river valley and sea views, interesting vernacular architecture with native deciduous woodland and associated bird life. The riverside path is wet and muddy at all seasons, so take care.
Walking: The Harbour car park, Lower Town, is a short walk from Fishguard town centre, down the A487 road.
Bus: 410 (Fishguard Town Service) - Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Goodwick and connect with bus services 410, 411 and 412 Transport for Wales
Road Map: Search for "Fishguard"
Parking: There is a large, free car park on Lower Town Harbour
Toilets: Public toilets at the start and finish of the walk on the Harbour
Refreshments: Available at the end of the Harbour (seasonal) and in Fishguard town centre, up Tower Hill for the Lower Town car park
Start/Finish: Lower Town Harbour, Fishguard
Distance: 2.2 miles, 1hour
Walking Steps: 0
Terrain: Tarmac and very muddy paths
Car Park: 1
- Begin the walk at the free harbour car park in Lower Fishguard, from where there are marvellous sea views (1).
- All around the harbour are fine examples of vernacular architecture, including a former 19th Century quayside warehouse.
- Walk toward Lower Town bridge (3)
- Cross it and turn left onto a waymarked lane (4), taking care whilst crossing the busy A487.
- Follow this lane alongside the river (5). After about 100yds on the left is an inscribed stone marking the spot where a mass revivalist baptism was carried out on a cold January day in 1905. A further 50 yds on the right is the restored Pistyll limb kiln (circa 1800). Eventually the lane narrows into a muddy path and you enter stretches of native deciduous woodland with beautiful water meadows on the opposite riverbank (6).
- Keep on this path as it undulates alongside the river (7), and up a slope with a stone wall to the left.
- The path deviates from the river and there are views back down the valley towards Lower Fishguard (8).
- Eventually the path approaches the river again and then rises alongside it on a fascinating river terrace (9).
- Finally, you descend towards the river again, passing a ruined building and arrive back at the river. The path is impassable here and often flooded although you can continue on the path up the side of the woodland for a short distance where you have magnificent views of the valley and beyond (10).
- Turn around and walk back, enjoying the pleasures of this delightful riverside walk for the second time.
Blackbridge Circular Walk (Milford Haven)
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes on the Marina at Milford Haven docks is one of a number of town and country walks which has been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this medium length walk that mixes marvellous river valley and estuary views, interesting local architecture with beautiful woodland and associated bird life. The riverside path is wet and muddy at all seasons, so take care.
This most interesting walk mixes both urban and rural scenery. It includes aspects of both the modern and historical environments of the old fishing port of Milford Haven and stunning rural walking in the pretty wooded valley of Castle Pill and around the Milford Haven estuary itself. This is very much an environment in the process of change. Both rural and urban sections contain fascinating sculptural works, a response to this change.
Begin the walk at Mackerel Quay car park - a new development on Milford Marina, itself an extension of the old Milford Haven fishing port. Allow time at the beginning or end of the walk to explore this area that not only contains many shops and attractions (such as Milford Haven Museum) but is also a working port where pleasure boats and commercial shipping mix together.
Walking: The Marina car park is a short walk from Milford Havne town centre.
Bus: 300/302 (Withybush - Hubberston) - alight at Charles Street or St Lawrence Hill, both in Milford Haven. 315 Puffin Shuttle (Marloes - Haverfordwest) - alight at Tescos, Milford Haven. 356 (Monkton - Milford Haven) - alight at Tescos, Milford Haven Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Milford Haven, a short walk from the Marina Transport for Wales
Road Map: Search for "Milford Haven".
Parking: There is a large, free car park at the Marina.
Toilets: Public toilets at The Rath and in Milford Haven town centre. Customer toilets are available at restaurants.
Refreshments: Available on the Marina or in Milford Haven town centre. Both locations have a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and public houses.
Start/Finish: Mackerel Quay, The Marina, Milford Haven
Distance: 3.86 miles, 2.5 hours
Terrain: Easy to moderate on roadways, urban footpaths, bridleway, rural paths, quiet lanes, and the foreshore (there is a high tide alternative). Can be wet, muddy and slippery in places.
Car Park: 1
- Walk from Mackerel Quay towards the hill and then right along the promenade in front of an apartment block.
- When you reach a slip way, walk up it towards The Rath, turning right after the junction and bridge along a fairly level path that takes you through parkland below The Rath with views along the Milford Haven waterway to your right.
- Bear right off this path down to a cycle path (3) and follow this to the left. After a gate and barrier bear left up a short hill around the stoney escarpment of an old hill fort.
- Just after turn right onto a narrow urban path that takes you to Beach Hill road where you turn right down towards the estuary.
- Turn left and proceed along the foreshore towards a small boatyard at the foot of Cellar Hill
- Continue along the foreshore until you reach a disused lime kiln on your left and take the waymarked lane that rises up towards Coombs Road.
- This section along the foreshore is worth taking for the lovely riverside views. However, it is impassable at high tide but there is an alternative route along an inland path from Beach Hill road (turn left and right immediately instead of right down to the estuary) to the lime kiln - it is the section you will follow when returning.
- Turn right onto Coombs Road and walk downhill towards Black Bridge, but take care this is a busy road without a pavement, until you reach the bridge
- Cross the bridge and turn left onto a path that immediately forks. The upper path, towards a house, is a bridleway.
- Follow the lower path along the estuary itself (10)- this is an old path that used to serve eight cottages upstream on Castle Pill. Only one cottage remains, Vineyard Cottage.
- After this cottage turn left through a ford and up a quiet lane the curves steeply around the remains of an earthwork castle that gave the pill its name.
- Just before Castle Pill farm take the waymarked path to your left which descends back towards the pill through lovely woodland (12). This section has been the subject of upgrading recently and contains some interesting wooden shelters and carved wooden sculptures reflecting the flora and fauna of the area.
- At the bottom of the hill, cross the bridge and turn left immediately following the stream that flows here
- Keep on this path, ignoring a path on the right that would take you uphill, as it follows the stream and then begins to rise into denser woodland, with more glorious estuary views on your left, and descends towards a gate leading you back onto Black Bridge.
- Turn right and retrace your steps along Coombs Road, turning left onto the lane towards the lime kiln near the 30mph sign. Don't follow the path down to the foreshore but bear right at the lime kiln onto a narrow, leafy path which takes you to Cellar Hill. Turn left here and near the bottom of the hill turn right by a house onto another narrow, steep and leafy leafy urban path.
- When this path descends to Beach Hill road, turn right and walk uphill towards Murray Road. Turn left here. This road leads onto The Rath - a road lined with fine buildings on the right and overlooking the busy Milford Haven waterway on the left. As you walk along here, past the first bandstand, take time to look at some of the monuments - these include a minelayer memorial to ‘Operation Overlord' (the WWII Norwegian invasion), a bronze plaque showing a map of the waterway, and a stunning sculpture commemorating the fishermen of Milford.
- Below you will also see the landscaped gardens of the former Milford Lido.
- Eventually you reach a junction of The Rath with Hamilton Terrace and Slip Hill (outside the British Legion club). Turn left down Slip Hill (18), onto the slipway itself, and then turn right along the promenade back towards Mackerel Quay where your walk began.
- Time for some well earned refreshment as you sit admiring the vessels in the new yacht basin!
Stepaside Ironworks Walk (Tenby - Saundersfoot)
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town or village has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes in the Ironworks car park, Stepaside, is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this walk which mixes scenic coastal walking with an enclosed inland woodland walk in a quiet valley. The route follows the old railway line built in 1835 to link Saundersfoot Harbour with Stepaside Ironworks.
The walk is quite short and flat and therefore suitable for walker of all ages and abilities.
Coal has been mined in Pleasant Valley since the 14th century and by the early 19th century there were over 12 collieries around Stepaside; the ironworks was onstructed nearby in 1848. A railway was built to link these industrial activities with Saundersfoot Harbour in 1835 and this short, flat walk follows the route of that line.
Walking: Stepaside Ironworks is a short walk from Stepaside village.
Bus: 350 (Tenby-Amroth-Tenby) and 351 (Tenby-Pendine). Alight at Pleasant Valley. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Kilgetty. Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: Search for "Kilgetty"
Parking: Stepaside Ironworks is served by a large free public car park
Refreshments / Toilets: These are available at both Wisemans Bridge and Saundersfoot. Wisemans Bridge is at the halfway point of the walk.
Start / Finish: Stepaside Ironworks
Distance: 1.9 miles (3.6km) - 2 hour (approx)
Terrain: Flat tarmaced or similar roads, paths and lanes. Suitable for all ages and abilities.
Car Park: 1
- Begin the walk in the car park at Stepaside Ironworks and take some time to admire the buildings.
- Of particular architectural note are the remains of the Engine Blast House and the Casting House which has a striking three bay gabled front of dressed stone with three arches.
- Leave the ironworks, turn right onto the road and, shortly after passing the old mill, right again through a gate and onto the newly refurbished old railway route.
- This route takes you through the lovely old woodland of the aptly named Pleasant Valley. Depending on the time of the year you walk this route, there will generally be an abundance of plant and wildlife to observe.
- This new path ends at a gate with Tramway Cottage on your right.
- Turn left onto a lane and follow it down towards Wisemans Bridge.
- Just before the coast is reached the lane divides. Take the right fork and at the beach there are some excellent coastal views along Wisemans Bridge beach towards Amroth.
- Both beaches were used for the D-Day invasion rehearsals in 1944.
- When you reach the beach, cross the road and bear right following the old railway line.
- Eventually you reach a tunnel. A bit further along there is a second tunnel, cut into some spectacular sedimentary rock bedding planes, which takes you out onto Coppet Hall beach.
- Follow the path around towards the toilets. Unusually, on the wall of these modern toilets is a remarkable frieze by the artist Simon Hedger, commemorating the area's industrial heritage. Ahead of you is a third tunnel.
- When you exit this tunnel you are in the coastal resort of Saundersfoot. Walk on towards the harbour where there are plenty of opportunities for refreshment before retracing your steps back to Stepaside.
Templeton Airfield Interior Circular Walk
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 short walk within the perimeter of the former Templeton Airfield is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Templeton Airfield was one of a number of airfields constructed in Pembrokeshire as part of the UK's defences during WWII - Milford Haven was an important port that needed protection. Although no buildings remain, the runways can still be seen and give an idea of the size of the airfield. These days the main activity is sheep grazing!
Set in the middle of typical Pembrokeshire landscape this walk, the first section of which is part of Pembrokeshire County Council's multi-user route, is fairly flat with the majority of surfaces being stone and stone concrete. It is therefore suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Ideal for families with, perhaps, small bikes and push chairs as well as older persons who like easy, none too strenuous walks.
Walking: The walk begins and ends by the storage centre at Thomas Chapel crossroads, south west of Templeton.
Bus: Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Narberth.
Road Map:Search for "Templeton, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a small parking area outside the storage centre perimeter where the walk begins and ends.
Refreshments: There is a public house in Templeton.
Start/Finish: Thomas Chapel crossroads.
Distance: 2.1 miles 1 hour
Terrain: This is a relatively easy short route across stone paths, concrete and grass. As part of the multi-user route, it is accessible to persons of all ages and abilities.
Car Park: 1
- The walk begins at the storage centre, Thomas Chapel crossroads, south west of the village of Templeton. A gate gives access to a waymarked stone path alongside a memorial stone for the airfield ahead (northwards) across the airfield. After crossing a main runway the path enters a small wooded copse.
- Ahead is a gate which leads across a main road onto a lane - this is part of another longer route. Ignore this and turn left before the gate.
- You now follow another waymarked route that takes you back across the airfield in a south westerly direction. Soon the stone path narrows but the route is well waymarked and crosses three disused runways.
- Where the path finally joins a disused concrete perimeter track near the boundary of the airfield, turn left following the permissive path signs. After about 1/4 mile turn left onto an old runway again following the waymarked route around two sides of an area of woodland on the right. Then bear right along another old runway heading towards a large building in the distance.
- Once back at the memorial stone bear right onto the path through a gate which brings you back to the start, near the storage centre at Thomas Chapel crossroads.
Stepaside Ironworks Circular
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This walk which starts and finishes at the Stepaside Ironworks car park is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This short walk takes in the historic industrial sites of Stepaside Ironworks and Grove Colliery. It links with the Miners Walk as well as the Stepaside to Saundersfoot Walk. All four walks offer a fascinating glimpse into Pembrokeshire's industrial past as well as beautiful views of the local landscape.
Additionally, long sections of all these walks utilise the new multi-user path, a path which is accessible to walkers of all ages and abilities.
South Pembrokeshire once had a thriving coal and iron industry of which little evidence remains today but Stepaside Ironworks and the nearby Grove Colliery have been superbly restored to afford the visitor a glimpse into this rich heritage.
This short walk takes you around these two sites as well as offering splendid views of the local landscape.
It also links with two other web walks. From Stepaside Ironworks you can walk down the new multi-user path to the coast at Wiseman's Bridge and along, via a disused railway line, to the port of Saundersfoot, from where the coal and iron was exported.
Additonally, this walk links, via beautiful country lanes, with the Miners Walk which begin in the nearby village of Kilgetty. Several sections of these walks utilise the multi-user path and are therefore suitable for all ages and abilities - there are plenty of pick and mix options that do not involve full hiking gear!
Walking: The walk begins and ends at the Stepaside Ironworks free car park.
Bus: 351 Tenby-Pendine Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Kilgetty. Transport for Wales
Road Map: Search for "Stepaside, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a car park adjacent to the old Ironworks.
Toilets: There are public toilets in Kilgetty.
Refreshments: Kilgetty village has shop and a public house.
Start/Finish: Stepaside Ironworks car park.
Distance: 1.1 miles, 1 hour
Terrain: This is a short walk over tarmac, multi-user path, gravel and grassy paths - the latter are quite steep.
Car Park: 1
- Stepaside Ironworks (1) is situated adjacent to the car park. An information board gives details of the history of the site.
- After admiring the archaeology, cross the bridge opposite the site and turn right onto the multi-user path (2). This path continues on to Wiseman's Bridge and Saundersfoot.
- For this walk though, after travelling a short distance, turn right again, and walk past the children's play area and across a bridge from where there are lovely views across water meadows down the valley.
- Continue following the waymarked path as it rises steeply into the wooded hillside. Where the path forks at the top of a series of steps (4), take the left hand option and continue uphill (going straight ahead where it crosses another forestry path) until you climb 2 stiles onto a narrow country lane.
- There are panoramic landscape views from here with, on fine days (as they nearly always are in Pembrokeshire!), the sea visible glistening in the distance to the south
- If you wish to link with the Miners Walk, turn right onto the lane here (6), then right again a short distance along onto another lane and follow it into the village of Kilgetty - the Miners Walk begins and ends at the Community Centre there.
- However, to continue on this short circular walk, retrace your steps downhill until you reach the waymarked fork where you turned left earlier.
- Go straight ahead here and immediately on your left are the restored remains of Grove Colliery (7). There is an information board here too.
- After exploring the ruins, continue on the easy gravel path through picturesque woodland (ignoring steps on your right) until you find yourself on a fenced platform above the Ironworks itself.
- There are more good views here as well as the opportunity to study how these buildings were constructed (8).
- Continue on this path (again ignoring steps on your right) until you get to a gate. Turn right onto a tarmacked path and continue on this path alongside a stream until you arrive back at the Ironworks car park.
Canaston Woods Walk
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 car park on the Llawhaden road from the A40 Canaston Bridge roundabout.
Bus: 322 - Carmarthen to Haverfordwest and 381 - Tenby to Haverfordwest. Alight at Canaston Bridge. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest. Transport for Wales.
Road Map: Search for "Canaston Bridge, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a small car park near the A40 Canaston Bridge roundabout where the walk begins and ends. Head north along the B4314 road from the roundabout and turn left, after 50yds towards Llawhaden. The car park entrance is on the left after just over 1/4 mile.
Toilets: There are no public toilets on this walk.
Refreshments: There's a public house up the B4314 road from Canaston Briadge roundabout.
Start/Finish: Canaston Bridge car park.
Distance: 6.8 miles, 3 hours
Terrain: This medium length walk has been subject to much upgrading and takes in surfaced lanes as well as stony, grassy and muddy paths. Certain sections are steep but not too strenuous.
Car Park: 1
- The walk starts in the small car park to the north-west of Canaston Briadge roundabout. Follow the surfaced path(signed with a horse symbol) down and through an underpass. Continue over the bridge and then alongside a metal barrier into Toch wood. Then up and over a hill, turning left at the path T junction. Continue over the splendid single arch bridge spanning the Eastern Cleddau. The magificent Blackpool Mill stands alongside the river bank next to the bridge. Turn left onto the quiet road and after 100yds turn right onto the surfaced multi-user path. This is the Knights' Way.
- Walk up this gently rising bridleway to the top where it meets the main road. Cross here with care as it is a busy road; then after just 15yds turn right.
- Follow a narrow and slightly uphill path. Continue to follow this path as it undulates and rises gently through a coniferous plantation and into older deciduous woodland.
- Bear right at a waymarked junction in the path. It becomes quite rocky underfoot here but shortly, on your left, there is a gate in the hedge.
- Go through the gate into the field and ahead of you are the ruins of the 15th century Mounton Chapel, sadly now in a state of decay and fenced off.
- Retrace your steps out of the field, through the gate and back downhill to the path junction you passed earlier. Bear right here and follow it to a crossroads where it meets the main Knights' Way once more. Turn right onto this stoned track. After a while the forestry track spilts to the left and right. Instead carry on straight ahead onto a narrower stoned track that leads downhill.
- Near the bottom of the hill, on your left, just before a shallow ford, is a further waymarked path that rises into denser woodland. Take this path. It forks shortly where you should bear left over another forestry track and continue on the path into further woodland.
- After a short distance bear right keeping to the wider path. You will soon skirt the hidden ramparts of an old Iron Age fort. Where the path splits once again, go straight ahead ignoring the path to the right.
- Continue on this path until it reaches the main Knights' Way once more. Turn right and follow it to the main road. Cross once again with care and walk back downhill to the lane. Turn left and then right passing Blackpool Mill again. Cross the bridge and then turn right up the hill retracing your steps back to the Canaston Bridge car park.
Cilgerran Wildlife Park Circular Walk
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 Dolbadau car park in Cilgerran is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this medium length relatively easy walk from the riverside at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran through lovely woodland to the Wildlife Centre and back again. The return journey is along an old railway track - use this route both ways for very easy, flat walking. The walk can be combined with the Cilgerran Gorge walk for a longer and more varied route.
Walking: The walk begins and ends at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran .
Bus: 430 (Cardigan - Narberth).
Train: Nearest station is at Clynderwen. Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: Search for "Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a free car park on the riverside at Dolbadau, Cilgerran, where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets at Dolbadau car park and at the Wildlife Centre.
Refreshments: Served in Cilgerran village and at the Wildlife Centre.
Start/Finish: Dolbadau car park on the riverside at Cilgerran.
Distance: 4.4 miles, 2 hours
Terrain: This is a relatively easy medium length walk - outwards along woodland pathways and returning via a tarmaced cycleway and minor roads.
Car Park: 1
- This walk begins alongside the Teifi at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran from where there are splendid views up and down Cilgerran Gorge (1). The building in the car park has a series of fascinating plaques displaying the natural and social history of the area.
- Walk up the lane towards Cilgerran village, turn right onto High Street, right again into Castle Square and follow the lane up to the church. On the way you will pass the access leading to Cilgerran Castle on the right.You might like to take time out to explore both the castle and church at this point.
- Bear right at the church gates and almost immediately afterwards take a waymarked footpath that takes you to a bridge across a stream. Follow the path between houses up onto a further lane. Almost directly ahead of you is another waymarked path that leads onto a lane through pleasant meadows.
- Where the lane divides, Follow the public footpath to the left and then bear right at the bottom of the hill into lovely old deciduous woodland and continue on the path as it winds through the trees, past rock outcrops on your right and meadowland across the valley on your left. This section can become quite muddy after periods of rain. Keep on this path, bearing right at a fork onto the signposted permissive path, and follow this path (ignore any steeper path links to the left and right) until you see the modern ‘glasshouse' that is the Wildlife Centre on your left.
- Don't go to the centre just yet but continue on the path a short distance until you reach a T-junction.
- To the right is the Cilgerran Gorge path (subject of a separate walk). Turn left and a few metres along is a viewpoint towards the beautiful Teifi river
- Continue past this viewpoint and turn left onto a lane that leads up past some old quarrymen's houses to the new ‘glasshouse' Wildlife Centre. Here you will find an exhibition and refreshments as well as stunning views from the elevated picnic area north across the Teifi Marshes to the ancient port of Cardigan and beyond.
- The Wildlife Centre is at the heart of a number of well-marked short trails that take in the wide diversity of this marvellous habitat which is rich in animal and bird life at all times of the year. Pick up a map at the centre information desk.
- When you are ready, continue south along the lane away from the Wildlife Centre towards the car park and onto an old railway line that is now a cycle track and access road to the centre. This lane eventually brings you out on the western edge of Cilgerran. Turn left and follow the main road until you see the turning on your left for Dolbadau car park.
- Those who prefer a very easy route can walk to and from the Wildlife Centre along the old railway line. It is relatively flat and suitable for a range of abilities. And those who prefer a more challenging walk might like to link this walk with its companion, the Cilgerran Gorge Circular Walk.
Monkton Circular Walk (Pembroke and Pembroke Dock)
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town or village has to offer. This pleasant and interesting circular walk which starts and finishes outside the medieval church in Monkton is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this walk which mixes magnificent views of Milford Haven waterway, lovely deciduous woodland, and sites of historical and architectural interest, including Monkton Church, Pembroke Castle and Mill Pond, plus the Victorian town and dockyard of Pembroke Dock which is overlooked by the magnificent Defensible Barracks.
Begin this walk in the small free car park outside Monkton Church. The church and associated Priory's origins predate that of Pembroke Castle. Walking: The Monkton Church car park is a short walk from Pembroke town centre.
Bus: 356 Monkton - Milford Haven (via Pembroke, Pembroke Dock & Neyland). Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Pembroke. Pembroke Dock is also nearby. Transport for Wales
Road Map: Search for "Pembroke"
Parking: There is a small, free car park outside Monkton Church.
Toilets/Refreshments: These are available in Pembroke town centre, which is only a few hundred metres from Monkton. They are also available at Pembroke Dock town centre which is only a few hundred yards from the walk's mid-point in Pennar.
Start/Finish: Monkton Church car park, Pembroke.
Distance: 5.1 miles, 2 ½ to 3 hours
Terrain: A broad mix of tarmacked minor road walking plus grass, gravel, and muddy paths. Some sections can be difficult following inclement weather. Other sections are steep and can be quite demanding. Only the walk around Pembroke Castle and the Mill Pond is flat tarmac and therefore suitable for wheelchairs, prams and cycles.
Car Park: 1
- The church is well worth a visit, especially for its noted Romanesque arch and for the unusual view of the castle from the churchyard.
- Once you've enjoyed visiting the church, walk down a steep narrow medieval lane towards Bridgend Terrace where you turn left and head for Monkton Bridge (bottom of the hill before the castle).
- Turn left before you get to the bridge onto a wide path around the outside of the castle pond.
- When you reach the sluice gates you have stunning views not only of the castle (4) itself, but downstream towards Pembroke River and upstream towards the secluded Mill Pond and the old Mill Bridge and quayside of Pembroke.
- Shortly after the gates, turn left at a gap between the riverside houses, bear right into Rocky Park and left again at a waymarker which takes you up a short slope and onto a lovely undulating path that crosses several streams and runs through deciduous woodland.
- On your left along this section are occasional superb views of the Pembroke River, an arm of the Milford Haven waterway, up which sailing ships once travelled to reach the port of Pembroke
- After crossing the final stream, walk up hill and across several fields.
- The path crosses a small lane and is clearly waymarked throughout; this is part of the Wales Coast Path.
- After a while it descends steeply through Sycamore Woods
- To the left beyond the trees is the location of the first dockyard to be built in the Victorian new town of Pembroke Dock
- Follow this path downhill and onto a track which leads to the right up into the Bufferland suburb of Pembroke Dock. Near the top of Sycamore Street, on the outside of a bend a narrow path leads you through a small valley and up onto Treowen Road.
- Turn right here and then first left into Cross Park. At the end of Cross Park, turn right onto a path that circles the Golf Course, Pennar.
- As you reach the summit of this path on Barrack Hill you are afforded stunning views not only of Milford Haven Waterway but also of the Victorian grid iron layout of Pembroke Dock and its associated former Royal Dockyard, now an Irish Ferry terminal.
- On your right is the imposing structure of the Defensible Barracks, perhaps the finest of a number of defences constructed along the Haven during Napoleonic times when a French Invasion was feared. (A similar fort can be viewed on the Hubberston Circular Walk).
- Walk past the fort and through a modern housing estate until you come onto Treowen Road once more. Turn left and then right immediately alongside a chapel onto High Street. Follow this road on the left-hand side. After the Red Rose Inn continue along a housing service road which leads onto a cycle path leaving Pembroke Dock along a ridge with views northwards towards the Preseli Hills.
- Cross the road at a controlled crossing and follow the path across the first junction and on behind the wall towrds Henry Tudor School. Turn right just before the school and follow the path all the way down to a T junction at the bottom of the hill. Turn left along the tree lined road passing the grand Bush House on your left.
- The former home of the Meyrick family which owned large areas of land locally is now a nursing home but retains its imposing façade and outlook south towards Pembroke Castle.
- When you reach Bush Hill, the main road between Pembroke Dock and Pembroke, turn right and walk down hill.
- Once in Pembroke, cross the Mill Bridge, turn right into the Quayside car park and follow the path around the castle, noting the amazing Wogan's Cavern in the castle walls.
- Admission to the cavern can only be gained from the castle itself. At the main road, turn right across Monkton Bridge, up Bridgend terrace' and right onto the medieval lane that brings you back to the start of the walk at Monkton Church.
Narberth – Blackpool Mill Walk
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This walk which starts and finishes in the historic market town of Narberth is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This medium length but fairly easy walk takes you through beautiful Pembrokeshire lowland landscape and Canaston Wood to Blackpool Mill, on the banks of the Cleddau River, and then back to Narberth. Nearly all of the walk utilises newly upgraded multi-user paths and quiet country lanes. The walk links with one other web walk produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This walk begins and ends at the Town Moor car park in Narberth. Allow time to explore this beautiful town, its architecture, boutique shops and many fine eating and drinking establishments (although the drinking should perhaps be left until after the walk!). The town, which is mentioned in the Mabinogion, a book of ancient Welsh tales, also boasts a Norman Castle and a fine art gallery, The Oriel, in the Queens Hall on High Street. Other web walks begin and end here - you can devise longer or shorter versions of these walks to suit your abilities and the time available to you.
Walking: The walk begins and ends at the Town Moor car park, Narberth.
Bus: 381: Tenby - Haverfordwest - Tenby. 322: Carmarthen - Haverfordwest. 430: Cardigan - Narberth. The 322 and 381 routes also service Canaston Bridge which is a short walk from Blackpool Mill for those who do not wish to walk back to Narberth. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Narberth. Transport for Wales
Road Map:Search for "Narberth, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a pay and display car park at the Town Moor, Narberth, where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets in Narberth.
Refreshments: Narberth has a wealth of shops, cafés, restaurants, and public houses.
Start/Finish: Town Moor pay and display car park, Narberth.
Distance: 3.73 miles, 3 ½ hours
Terrain: This is a medium length easy walk over multi-user paths, quiet country lanes and some grass tracks.
Car Park: 1
- From the Town Moor car park take the multi-user path that descends into woodland to the south west of the town.
- Keep following this path downhill (from where there are lovely lowland landscape views) until you reach a bridge across a small stream. Shortly after turn right and follow the path uphill until it reaches a narrow country lane known as Valley Road. Turn right again and walk towards Canaston Wood which can be seen in the near distance.
- When you reach the edge of the woodland, ignore a bridleway sign on your left, walk a short distance further until you reach a waymarked footpath on your left just after a crossing of a stream. Go through the kissing gate and then a second one just beyond. You are now on the northern edge of Canaston Wood - an extensive, attractive woodland of mixed deciduous and coniferous trees.
- Follow the path through another gate as it snakes southwards alongside a small stream. Where the path opens out there is a small waymarked crossroads. Take the left fork downhill and travel on a short distance until you come out onto a wider path - this is the new multi-user route that traverses the woodland from east to west and which follows part of the route of the ancient Knight's Way, the pilgrims' route that once linked the south of the county with St Davids Cathedral in the northwest. Turn right and follow this undulating path uphill through fine stands of both deciduous and coniferous trees. Where a number of plants meet at the top of the hill go straight ahead and continue until you reach the main A4075 road. Cross this road with care and continue on through the woods down towards the Cleddau River.
- As you follow this main path, you will see many other smaller paths that cross it - they form part of a network that covers the whole of Canaston Wood and are well worth exploring if you have time. This section in Canaston Wood also links with another web walk know as the Canaston Woods Walk.
- As you near the Cleddau River you exit the woods onto a country lane. Turn left and a very short distance along, turn right onto a drive - ahead of you is the magnificent Blackpool Mill which was built in 1813.
- Alongside it is the equally impressive single-arch bridge over the Eastern Cleddau (5). Cross this bridge and you are on a further network of paths in Slebech Woods, to the north of the river.
- On the other side of the Mill, there is a gate which links with a series of fine walks towards Minwear woods along the south bank, right on the edge of the modern Bluestone Holiday village.
- For now, perhaps, it is enough to rest, admire the stunning architecture and the river views before setting out back towards Narberth.
- On the return leg, bear left about 1/4 mile after crossing the A4075 road and follow this surfaced path all the way to the end of Valley Road. Turn right, go past the point where you turned off this road onto the footpath earlier, and then turn left at the Shipping Factory junction along the path all the way back to Narberth.
Cleddau Reach Circular Walk (Pembroke Dock)
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes at Cleddau Reach, Waterloo, Pembroke Dock is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this fairly long but not too strenuous walk around the edges of Pembroke Dock which affords beautiful riverside views and gives fascinating glimpses into the maritime, military and social history of this Victorian ‘new town'.
This is a fascinating and beautiful walk and takes in all the riverside locations of this interesting Victorian ‘new town' as well as affording insights into the maritime, military and social history of a town that was created in the 19th century around The Royal Dockyard. Even though the dockyard closed in 1926, Pembroke Dock still played an important role in the UK's military history, evidence of which is seen on this walk.
Architecturally and scenically, Pembroke Dock has as much to offer the walker as the more fashionable Pembrokeshire towns and resorts.
Walking: Cleddau Reach, Waterloo is a short walk from Pembroke Dock town centre.
Bus: Bus routes 349, 356, 361, 387, and 388 all serve Pembroke Dock. Alight at Waterloo, Tescos or Laws Street. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Pembroke Dock, a short walk from Cleddau Reach. National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950 National Rail Enquiries
Road Map: Search for "Pembroke Dock".
Parking: There is a large, free car park at Cleddau Reach, Waterloo
Toilets: Public toilets Pembroke Dock town centre.
Refreshments: Available in Pembroke Dock town centre where there is a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and public houses. Pembroke Ferry, near the start of the walk, has a licensed premises that serves food - The Ferry Inn.
Start / Finish: Cleddau Reach, Waterloo, Pembroke Dock
Distance: 7.25 miles (11.7 kilometres), 3 hours
Terrain: Easy to moderate on roadways, urban footpaths, rural paths, and the foreshore (there is a high tide alternative). Can be wet, muddy and slippery in places. One strenuous section out of Llanreath.
Car Park: 1
- Begin the walk at Cleddau Reach, Waterloo where there are stunning estuary views. Walk past the Activity Centre and restaurant, turn left and then right uphill past the Bridge Innovation Centre. Take the first exit at the first roundabout and the second exit at the next roundabout (which is on the approach road to the Cleddau Bridge).
- Continue straight on downhill towards Pembroke Ferry, a hamlet right in the shadow of the bridge. This is one of the oldest crossing points on the Cleddau Estuary.
- The Wesleyan chapel, built in 1880, is an interesting example of vernacular architecture.
- Retrace your steps up hill, but don't go all the way back up, instead, where the houses end, bear right onto a narrow steep path that takes you up into Llanion - now a modern housing estate but once the Edwardian Barracks, some evidence of which still remains - walk along this road (ignoring a junction on the left) and then go straight ahead onto a narrow path. Upon reaching another road, turn right and bear right again downhill onto Pier Road.
- Turn right at the T- junction here and walk to Hobbs Point where there are marvellous views up and down river. Hobbs Point was the last crossing point of the river prior to the construction of the Cleddau Bridge, which can be seen in all its modern beauty from here.
- Retrace your steps along Pier Road, past the point where you came down from Llanion, on towards the roundabout just beyond Lidls. Note the interesting 19th Century pumphouse in the middle of the roundabout.
- Turn right onto Western Way Way (toilets in the car park on the left) – where you have fine views of the former Royal Dockyard - and just after the pedestrian crossing by Asda, turn right onto Front Street - the oldest street in Pembroke Dock has a lovely river frontage and takes you to the edge of the Royal Dockyard itself, protected here by the first of two guntowers.
- This one houses the town museum (Note- this is not currently operational and may have closed permanently). In the dockyard wall in front of you are 6 bronze relief panels by renowned sculptor Perryn Butler depicting scenes from the town's history.
- Inside the dockyard walls can be seen the huge hangars, built to accommodate the Sunderland flying boats which were stationed here in WWII.
- Turn left and walk along the wall up Commercial Row, a street that contains several unaltered shop fronts . At a small crossroads, turn right still following the wall.
- On your left is the newly restored Market Hall, a superb building.
- Continue straight on into the dockyard itself, passing on your right the Garrison Chapel, one of the finest of all of Pembroke Dock's 19th century buildings. It now houses the Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre with exhinits of maritime, military and soical history.
- Continue walking along a tree lined avenue, past many other fine buildings in local stone behind the trees on your left until you see the main dockyard entrance on your left.
- Go through it and turn right onto Fort Road. Walk past the hospital on your left until you come to another guntower at the edge of the dockyard.
- Once again there are splendid river views here.
- If it is low tide, you can walk around to Llanreath, a hamlet whose beach is visible in the distance to your left.
- Alternatively, retrace your steps along Fort Road via the hospital grounds from the elevated position of which you will see, inside the dockyard walls, Paterchurch Tower - the enigmatic oldest surviving building in Pembroke Dock.
- When you reach the dockyard gates you recently exited from, turn right up hill and at the next junction, with the tree lined Barrack Hill in front of you, turn right again and shortly afterwards, bear left slightly onto a grassy path that leads up the hill, through part of a golf course and into a car park.
- Go through a gate alongside the car park and walk into Chapel Road in Llanreath hamlet. The road soon bears sharp left and at the next junction, turn right into Beach Road and walk down a very steep hill to Llanreath Beach, another ferry point where dockyard workers used to embark and disembark.
- This is the point you will have arrived at if you have walked around the foreshore from Fort Road guntower.
- Walk back uphill but continue straight on at the junction where you turned right on your way down. This road leads you onto a path where you should turn left up towards the car park, then right (following the waymarked route) across the golf course towards the magnificent Defensible Barracks - an amazing Victorian fort built as part of the defence system for the Royal Dockyard which can be seen laid out at the bottom of the hill.
- The whole grid iron layout of Pembroke Dock can also be seen from here, as well as stunning landscape views as far as the Preseli Hills to the north.
- If you are lucky with your timing, you might see the Irish ferry berthing in the dockyard.
- Continue past the Defensible Barracks into a housing estate. Follow the road through a couple of bends down to a T-junction with the main Treowen Road. Turn left, then right immediately at Bethany Chapel onto High Street. Follow High Street on the left hand side, past the Red Rose Inn, and continue across a road junction following a residential service road until you get to a cycle path.
- A short distance along this path, turn left onto another path and bear left again after about 50yds. This takes you gradually downhill. Near the bottom of the hill turn right into the Memorial Park - an interesting formal park. Exit the park at its lower end beneath the clock arch. Cross the road with care and walk down Argyle Street at he end of which you should turn right and then shortly afterwards turn left onto a surfaced cycle path that follows the railway line in the trees to the left.
- After a few hundred yards there is a level crossing on your left - cross it with care and walk down towards the roundabout on the main road. Turn left along the path and cross the road on the other side of the roundabout. After crossing turn right and go straight on alongside a road signposted Haverfordwest. After a short distance cross this main road on a traffic island and turn left. Then follow the path into Warrior Way on the right. Follow this road back to Cleddau Reach, keeping left at the mini-roundabout on route.
Cilgerran Gorge Circular Walk
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This interesting, very strenuous walk which starts and finishes at Dolbadau car park in Cilgerran is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this medium length quite strenuous walk from the riverside at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran through lovely woodland to the Wildlife Centre and back again along the banks of the river Teifi before moving to higher woodland. Points of interest include Teifi Gorge, the Wildlife Centre, plus Cilgerran Castle and Church. The walk can be combined with the Cilgerran Wildlife Centre walk for a shorter, easier route.
Walking: The walk begins and ends at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran
Bus: 430 (Cardigan - Narberth). Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Clynderwen. Transport for Wales.
Road Map: Search for "Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire"
Parking: There is a free car park on the riverside at Dolbadau, Cilgerran, where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets at Dolbadau car park and at the Wildlife Centre.
Refreshments: Served in Cilgerran village and at the Wildlife Centre.
Start/Finish: Dolbadau car park on the riverside at Cilgerran.
Distance: 4.7 miles, 3 hours
Terrain: This is a strenuous medium length walk - outwards along gentle woodland pathways to the Wildlife Centre and returning via undulating paths up and down the steep sided Cilgerran Gorge.
Steps: Over 300
Car Park: 1
- This walk begins alongside the Teifi at Dolbadau car park, Cilgerran from where there are splendid views up and down Cilgerran Gorge. The building in the car park has a series of fascinating plaques displaying the natural and social history of the area.
- Walk up the lane towards Cilgerran village, turn right onto High Street, right again into Castle Square and follow the lane up to the church. On the way you will pass the access leading to Cilgerran Castle on the right.
- The church tower is of thirteenth century origin although the main body of the church dates from the nineteenth century.
- There is a curious standing stone amongest the graves on the other side of the church. On it is a Latin inscription as well as traces of Ogham - the earliest form of writing known in these islands.
- Turn sharp left as you exit the church gates and at the bottom of the hill take a waymarked footpath on the right that takes you to a bridge across a stream. Follow the path between houses up onto a further lane.
- Almost directly ahead of you is another waymarked path that leads onto a lane through pleasant meadows.
- Where the lane divides, follow the public footpath to the left and then bear right at the bottom of the hill into lovely old deciduous woodland and continue on the path as it winds through the trees, past rock outcrops on your right and meadowland across the valley on your left. This section can become quite muddy after periods of rain. Keep on this path, bearing right at a fork onto the signposted permissive path, and follow this path (ignore an steeper path links to the left and right), until you see the modern ‘glasshouse' that is the Wildlife Centre on your left.
- If you have time, take a detour to the ‘glasshouse'. The Wildlife Centre is at the heart of a number of well-marked short trails that take in the wide diversity of this marvellous habitat which is rich in animal and bird life at all times of the year. Pick up a map at the centre information desk. Here you will find an exhibition and refreshments as well as stunning views from the elevated picnic area north across the Teifi Marshes to the ancient port of Cardigan and beyond.
- Back on the path, continue in a north-easterly direction until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and you are on the beautiful gorge trail which begins by following the banks of the Teifi and passes some old quarry workings.
- The path is very narrow but affords superb river views. Also the condition of the path here has become dangerous and has even been washed away in places, so a new path has been constructed that rises through woodland to follow the side of the gorge at some distance from the river bank.
- This undulating section of the route is very steep and rocky and involves climbing several hundred small steps with hidden precipitous drops to the left. It is a rewarding yet strenuous path suitable for the serious walker only.
- The path emerges near the old farm of Forest. Bear left and back into woodland. The broadleaved woodland gives way to a wider track through a larch plantation. Bear right after crossing a footbridge and climb a stile on the right that takes you into a field. Follow the left-hand edge to locate a further stile in the far corner. Turn left onto a lane and after 50yds or so turn right onto a footpath into the delightful river valley (Cwm Plysgog). Follow the path skirting around and in front of a group of cottages, over the stream via a small bridge and up the path on the other side. Turn left on the road and take the first left following the sign for the castle.
- Carry on along the lane that bears right past the castle entrance, and where it suddely narrows turn left onto the path that takes you down around the outside base of the castle walls. Follow this path downhill all the way to the river, turn right and return to the start point at Dolbadau car park.
Plumstone Mountain Circular Walk
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 Plumstone Mountain is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this medium length relatively strenuous walk around Plumstone Mountain which rewards the walker with some of the finest scenic panoramas in Pembrokeshire. There is also much flora, fauna and sites of historical importance to view on the route.
This fascinating walk begins and ends at Plumstone Mountain, a rock outcrop in north Pembrokeshire, and takes the walker across common land around Plumstone Mountain, through the Causeway Coniferous Plantation, before skirting to the south of Dudwell Mountain and returning to the start point. The walk has some steep slopes and very muddy ground so come prepared. However the walker will be rewarded with some of the finest scenic panoramas in the whole of Pembrokeshire.
Walking: The walk begins at Plumstone Mountain, north of Haverfordwest on the B4330 to Croesgoch.
Bus: 342 (Croesgoch-Haverfordwest)- ask to be put off at Plumstone Mountain. Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest. Transport for Wales
Map: Search for "Plumstone Mountain, Haverfordwest".
Parking: There is a small car park at Plumstone Mountain, where the walk begins and ends. The unsigned access is from the high point of the B4330 road roughly a mile south of Hayscastle Cross.
Toilets: There are no public toilets on this walk.
Refreshments: There are no refreshments available on this walk, so bring your own!
Start/Finish: Plumstone Mountain car park.
Distance: 3.75 miles, 3 hours
Terrain: This is a strenuous walk over terrain that can be very muddy at times with some steep sections - so come prepared.
Views: several Car Park: 1
- Begin the walk at Plumstone Mountain car park. Do not head for the mountain outcrop but walk back along the lane you have just travelled up taking time to admire the first of many spectacular views. In this case, it is the Preseli Hills in the distance across rolling farmland (1). At the B4330, turn right and walk downhill to Lady's Cross. Take care as this is a fairly busy road with limited forward visibility.
- Turn right onto a bridleway opposite the junction to Treffgarne. Almost immediately to your right you will see, beyond the hedge, the wooded mound that is all that remains of an Iron Age fort.
- At the end of this lane, where it forks, go straight ahead onto an unsurfaced track, through a gate then, bear right onto a short length of path leading to a second gate. Once through, turn left alongside a fence to follow the well marked path across the southern edge of Plumstone Mountain common. Although this is common land, there are no open access rights, so please keep to the well marked paths.
- The traditional management of commons such as this consisted of annual burning and grazing by sheep and cattle but, with the cessation of burning, the common has become dominated by Welsh Gorse and Heather with flowers growing where the vegetation is more open. The common is a favoured hunting ground for Owls, Harriers and Buzzards.
- As you walk along the southern edge there are many paths branching off towards Plumstone Mountain which can now be clearly seen on the skyline to the north (3), but keep to the left where the forks occur, heading towards Causeway Plantation in the near distance.
- There are splendid views to the south of the county.
- Eventually you reach a third gate beyond which the path broadens and winds to a lane. Go straight ahead onto this lane which takes you into Causeway Plantation. The plantation has mainly Lodgepole Pine and Sitka Spruce where birds such as Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests and Tree-Creepers are usually found as well as thousands of roosting Starlings. Other animals to be seen on this walk include adders, lizards, foxes, badgers and, of course, horses.
- When you exit the plantation turn right onto a lane, then right again alongside a farmhouse and walk up a steeply sloping footpath with open country side to your left, the conifers to your right. Where the conifers end, climb a stile on your left, turn right into a field and then a short distance northwards, climb another stile, go through a gate, and back onto the common land south of Dudwell Mountain.
- Rest awhile here and enjoy some spectacular views - especially westwards where Roch Castle looms on a distant ridge overlooking St Bride's Bay. There are glimpses of the sea!
- To the north west the massive rock outcrops around St David's can be plainly seen (8), with perhaps the even more distant Ramsey Island. When you've had your fill, follow the path downhill to the south east, past a curious pile of broken rocks, across the common towards the plantation again.
- Go through a gate and onto a bridleway that takes you through sun dappled woodland (if you are lucky!) towards a final gate where you are back on the common. After 100 yards or so a partly stoned but quite uneven footpath crosses the bridleway. Turn left onto this footpath.
- When you reach the ridge you'll observe some prominent tumuli on your left which you might like to explore, otherwise turn right and walk up to the outcrop of Plumstone Mountain
- Now at the end of your walk, just circle the great rocks and admire the breathtaking views across many miles in all directions. It is great fun trying to identify landmarks, including man-made ones, that are to be seen.
- Finally, head past the rocks back to the car park. Time to visit a local town or village for some well earned refreshment perhaps!
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This medium length walk which starts and finishes at the Community Centre car park in Kilgetty is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
This walk follows the route of part of the Miners Walk along the multi-user path from Kilgetty towards Thomas Chapel then continues along lanes and grassy paths though Kilgetty Wood. It links in with the Stepaside Ironworks Circular Walk. Both walks offer a fascinating glimpse into Pembrokeshire's industrial past as well as beautiful views of the local landscape.
The Miners Walk links a number of historic industrial sites in south Pembrokeshire. It also offers beautiful views of the local landscape and an opportunity to spend a few relaxing hours in unspoilt countryside. This walk uses a multi-user path as well as more strenuous paths. It also connects with an optional extension of the Stepaside Ironworks Circular Walk (for further details see elsewhere on the web walks site).
Begin the walk at the Community Centre car park in Kilgetty and walk westwards along the pavement to the roundabout. Bear left and cross the road and continue westwards past the Begelly Arms Hotel and past Church Close junction until you see a gap on your right between two bungalows - Llamedos and Tara.
Walking: The walk begins and ends at the Community Centre car park in Kilgetty.
Bus: 381 Tenby - Haverfordwest. Alight at Kilgetty Co-op Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Kilgetty. Transport for Wales
Road Map: Search for "Kilgetty, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a free car park at the Community Centre, Kilgetty, where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets in the Community Centre car park.
Refreshments: Kilgetty village has a number of shops, café and public house.
Start / Finish: Community Centre car park, Kilgetty.
Distance: 6 miles (9.5 kilometres), 3 hours
Terrain: This is a short, easy walk over pavements and the multi-user path
Car Park: 1
- The path between these bungalows referred to above takes you up onto the Miners Walk - this section forms part of the newly created multi-user path (1).
- The surface is fine for prams, wheelchairs, and for anyone with a sturdy pair of footwear. Full hiking gear is not required!
- Follow this path across beautiful south Pembrokeshire pastureland, through copses of deciduous woodland, and through eight gates.
- At the ninth gate you reach a lane on the edge of the hamlet of Thomas Chapel (to the right).
- As you are on the long version of the Miners Walk, cross the lane, climb over a stile, and follow the path as it weaves its way through further woodland, across a lane, past a ruined mill (4), and across pastureland.
- Upon reaching another lane, turn left, then immediately right onto a farm track. At the farmyard turn left, go through a couple of gates and cross several fields until you reach the A478.
- Cross this busy road with great care, bear left and turn right shortly afterwards onto a country lane. Follow this lane until you reach a railway bridge. Turn left here onto another farm track. Walk down it past two houses then go through a gate and straight ahead down a short grassy slope and turn right onto a wider path.
- You are now back on the Miners Walk with splendid views south over Ford's Lake Valley and heading into Kilgetty Wood.
- Shortly after crossing a brook the route runs along the edge of a field and then turns right following a waymarker over two stiles into a field which leads into Penrath Caravan Park. On the far side of the Caravan Park turn left.
- This takes you back into a beautiful deciduous section of Kilgetty Wood.
- Soon this becomes a coniferous plantation and there is a delightful change in atmospheres. At the end of the conifers there is a gate which takes you into a final field.
- Cross the field and then pass by a cottage and house and carry on up a lane which leads you straight ahead to Kilgetty village. Turn right on the main road back towards the Community Centre.
Haverfordwest Race Course Walk
This is a pleasant and interesting circular walk at the end of the old racecourse. Walk this gently undulating walk at your leisure, and imagine how the horses galloped in days gone by.
Walking: If you live in Haverfordwest you can walk to the start of this walk. Head down Dale Road to get to Haverfordwest Cricket Club.
Bus: 301 (Haverfordwest Town Circular) Get off on Dale Road and walk down Dale Road, away from town, to get to the cricket club.
311 (Haverfordwest - Broad Haven) Get off at Belle View and walk down Dale Road to get to the cricket club.
Train: Nearest station - Haverfordwest. Transport for Wales
Start / Finish: Haverfordwest Cricket Club, Dale Road
Distance: 3 miles (Longer Walk) 1.5 hours
Terrain: Grass, tarmac, various walks; some can be muddy after rain. The Northern half of racecourse path has inner tarmac path suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
Sets of Steps: 1
Car Parks: 1
Views: Race course, Haverfordwest
- This pleasant and interesting walk offers a number of variations to suit all types of walker. This is an out of town walk, on the Dale Road in the western area of Haverfordwest, and starts in the public car park opposite the Haverfordwest Cricket Clubhouse.
- To start the walk, cross the B4327 Dale Road and, keeping the Cricket Clubhouse on your left, enter the Race Course itself which is clearly signposted.
- Begin walking across a gently rising grass meadow, between huge mature hedges, which is what remains of the old Race Course. You will surely be able to imagine what it was like in days gone by when horses galloped around this course, urged on by large crowds of race goers!
- At the top of this slope, the course turns left in a large graceful curve. This then opens out to a marvellous view of the long broad North straight, at the end of which you approach the B4327 again. Cross this road once more, with care.
- After crossing the road enter the South part of the Race Course through a gate.
- The race course is less defined now, with mature hedging only on your right. To the left the hedge was removed to accommodate several football pitches although these no longer appear to be in active use. A short distance along the path enters a small copse of deciduous woodland.
- Continue walking through this copse until the path broadens again. At this point you can choose whether to continue with the walk, or take a short-cut back to the start:
- To continue the longer walk turn right through a white kissing gate in a gap in the hedge or to take the short-cut continue around the race course and back to the cricket clubhouse
- To continue the longer walk turn right through a white kissing gate in a gap in the hedge, which brings you onto a narrow tarmacked road.
- Cross the road and go through another kissing gate on the right and enter a beautiful narrow shady green lane that begins descending gradually into the valley.
- Follow this lane for some distance.
- As the path flattens out, you will see a tree growing in the path.
- At this point you need to turn left, over a small eroded hedge bank and down a few tree rooted steps to continue the walk on an atmospheric little path with exposed tree roots alongside a deep channelled stream.
- Continue along this winding, gently undulating path, always keeping the stream to your right.
- Eventually you reach a stile, which takes you into the corner of a field.
- Immediately to your right you will see another stile and then a small gate just beyond after which you come to the end of this magical path where it meets a narrow tarmaced road.Turn left and follow this road which rises quite steeply.
- Just over the crest of the hill the road dives into some woodland and you will come to a signposted T-junction, where you must turn left again and follow this new road uphill once more.
- Almost immediately on your right there is a gate through which unusual views of Haverfordwest can be seen although the view has unfortunately become somewhat eroded as a consequence of some recent housing development. St Caradoc's Holy Well is also nearby. Holy wells are a feature of the Pembrokeshire landscape, reflecting an environment steeped in Celtic spirituality.
- At the top of the hill there is another T-junction and you will see the white painted kissing gate you came through earlier, which takes you back onto the Race Course. Go through the gate and turn right immediately and follow the South curve of the course and walk up the final grassy straight, keeping the hedge on your right.
- At the end of this walk you will find yourself back at the car park where you began your walk, which you access through a gate.
- A much shorter walk, and ideal for the disabled or families with prams, can be taken around the North part of the Race Course.
- Within the original grassy perimeter, inside one of the great hedge banks, is a flat, tarmacked path complete with seats.
Haverfordwest Fortunes Frolic Walk
This pleasant and undulating circular walk takes you from Haverfordwest town centre along Fortune's Frolic, Higgons' Well and St Ismael's church before re-tracing your steps back to the town centre.
Walking: If you live in Haverfordwest you can walk to the start of this walk. Head down Salutation Square and County Hall.
Bus: The start of this walk is a few minutes from Haverfordwest bus station
Pembrokeshire Bus Routes: Bus Routes - Pembrokeshire
Train: Nearest station - Haverfordwest. Transport for Wales
Road Map: Multimap - Search for "Haverfordwest"
Parking: There is a car park at The Frolic. Follow the Uzmaston sign from the roundabout and bear right shortly afterwards before the road starts to climb. Pass the army building on your right, go under the bridge and the car parking area is on your right a little further on. Free parking is also available in front of County Hall at weekends.
Start / Finish: County Hall Car Park
Distance: 2.8 miles - 1hr 45mins - 2 hours (approx)
Terrain: Varying between tarmac, gravel and grass may be muddy after rain, one fairly steep climb and one fairly steep descent. This walk has easy access from the Frolic Car Park, the first section of the walk is flat.
Sets of Steps: 2
Car Parks: 2
Views: Over the River Cleddau towards Haverfordwest
- There are two starting points: a) Start the walk on the river side of County Hall and follow the path along the river's edge, and through the park. At the end of the path walk under the road bridge, turn left and follow the track to the Frolic Road. At the road turn right, under the railway-bridge, and along the road into Fortune's Frolic car park. b) Alternatively start walking from Pembrokeshire County Council's County Hall car park, after a few paces carefully cross the A4076 road in front of county hall and turn right, along the side road, past the army building on your right. Continue to the end of this road, which leads to Fortune's Frolic car park.
- At the end of the car park is an information board, follow the single grassy track road beyond the gate marked Higgons Well and keep on this path with the river to your right.
- If you live on the New Road you can join the surfaced path at the railway bridge, which drops steeply down to Fortune's frolic. Turn left at the bottom and follow the single-track grassy road.
- The path narrows to a single track, leading past Higgon's Well house on your left. Walk in front of the house and continue along the path, passing Higgon's Well on your right which is reputed to have never dried up.
- Go through the kissing gate and proceed along the narrow path, the first section of which is surfaced, taking in the wildlife along the Cleddau River, which includes Canada Geese, Mallards, Kingfishers and Swans.
- Go through a gate and continue on, enjoying the river views back to Haverfordwest before the path turns inland to the left and begins to rise fairly steeply, negotiating a few steps.
- Go through the kissing gate at the end of this steep section and continue forward along the tree root covered path as it opens in to a field.
- Cross the field towards St Ismael's churchyard, which is easily seen on the brow of the hill. There is a kissing gate into the churchyard with two small steps. Walk thorough the churchyard and over a stone style on the far side which leads onto the road through the pleasant hamlet of Uzmaston.
- Turn left follow the tarmacadam road for about 1/4 mile until you rejoin the gated footpath on your left. Once through the gate follow the lovely tree lined lane which eventually opens out where several field accesses meet. Bear right here and you will see a kissing gate ahead of you.
- Once through the gate follow a sunken path that slopes gently down through the middle of a field towards another kissing gate. Follow the narrow descending path beyond the gate through deciduous woodland.
- At the bottom of the wooded path you rejoin the river path you followed earlier. Turn right here and retrace your steps towards Higgon's Well and the Fortune's Frolic. Alternatively follow the meandering path closer to the river from a point just beyond Higgon's Well.
Hubberston Circular Walk (Milford Haven)
This pleasant and interesting circular walk which starts and finishes in the Harbour car park Milford Haven, mixes magnificent views of Milford Haven waterway with sites of historical and architectural interest, including Milford Marina and Docks plus St Davids Church, Hubberston.
Walking: The car park beneath Victoria Bridge, adjacent to Tescos Store is a short walk from Milford Haven town centre.
Bus: 300, 302, 315 and 356. On all services, alight at Milford Tescos.
Pembrokeshire Bus Routes: Bus Routes - Pembrokeshire
Train: Nearest station is at Milford Haven. Transport for Wales
Road Map: Multimap - Search for "Milford Haven"
Parking: There is a large, free car park beneath Victoria Bridge, adjacent to Tescos Store.
Refreshments / Toilets: Refreshments are available at the start and finish of the walk on Milford Haven harbourside and approximately halfway along the walk at Pembrokeshire Yacht Club although opening times may be limited. Customer toilets are available at restaurants etc.
Start / Finish: Car Park beneath Victoria Bridge, Milford Haven
Distance: 3.4 miles (5.5 km) 2 hours
Terrain: A broad mix of tarmacked minor road walking plus grass, gravel, and beach paths. Some sections can be muddy following inclement weather. Other sections are steep and can be quite demanding. Only the walk from the start to Hakin Point and back is flat tarmac and therefore suitable for wheelchairs, prams and cycles but this can only be accessed when the dock gates are open.
Car Park: 1
- Begin this pleasant walk, which combines urban and rural outlooks, in the car park beneath Victoria Bridge, adjacent to Tescos Store, Milford Haven. Right at the start there are magnificent views of the old fishing harbour and the modern marina.
- Climb the steps on the Hakin side of Victoria Bridge (an adjacent ramp is also available if required) and use the pedestrian crossing to cross the busy road. Turn left after crossing and then right into St Anne's Road.
- Walk up this road with the docks below on your left and take the first left into Lower Hill Street.
- Walk down Lower Hill Street and when you reach the public house turn left through the dock gates and immediately right along an old dock road that takes you to Hakin Point from where you have stunning views up and down Milford Haven waterway.
- If the dock gates are locked, retrace your steps up Lower Hill Street and take the first left into Vivian Drive, then left into Nubian Crescent and left once more into Chapel Street.
- At the bottom of Chapel Street you can turn left to admire the view at Hakin Point and then turn right up Chapel Street (past The Point) onto a narrow and enclosed path on the left. This path soon opens out and becomes a lovely cliff top walk with more beautiful views of Milford Haven waterway and its' associated industrial developments - this is a great place to view shipping movements in the Haven.
- Eventually the path forks. Take the left fork and descend into a wooded section at the end of which the path continues to both the left and right. The right turn is an easier walk but the left turn is far more interesting.
- Turn left and you descend a short series of steps which takes you onto a very narrow walkway above the beach. More steps take you down onto the beach.
- Walk a short way along the shingle to an old arch in the cliff wall on your right. Go through this arch and walk up a narrow path into Conduit Lane at the end of which you must turn left onto Picton Road. The housing in this area is mixed and has fine examples of domestic architecture ranging from the Victorian through to inter-war developments.
- Continue up Picton Road, past Westaway Drive, Gorsewood Drive and Fort Rise on your left. Continue straight ahead where the road swings to the right and follow the path alongside the school playing field which is to your right.
- Where the surfaced path turns right, continue straight ahead on a narrow path that descends rapidly and ends in a short but steep series of steps that takes you onto the approach road to Gelliswick Bay where once again there are interesting Haven Waterway views.
- Also of great interest is Hubberston Fort part hidden on the cliff to your left as you descend the hill. This magnificent fort is part of a series of defences built along Milford Haven during the Napoleonic Era when a French invasion was feared.
- Walk along Gelliswick Bay, past the Pembrokeshire Yacht Club, and turn right following a narrow path inland keeping the fields to your right.
- The path now leads you through a kissing gate into a wooded valley - it runs alongside a pretty brook surrounded by ancient deciduous woodland. All too soon you cross a footbridge and begin walking up hill on a zig-zag path that emerges alongside the fenced Hubberston Childrens' Recreation Ground.
- Follow the fence, go through a kissing gate, along a path behind some houses with a fence to your left, then turn right onto Dale Road, the main road back into Milford Haven.
- As you walk along this road into Hubberston, take the 2nd right into Church Road to view St David's Church (although it is only open on appointment to visitors at the moment). Then follow the path down to the left (as you're facing the church entrance) which takes to St Davids Close. Turn left and immediately right floowing the main road again. Bear left alongside the main road at the junction into Hakin and continue to the very bottom of the hill.
- Cross the road before you get to Victoria Bridge, descend the steps and you are back in the car park where you began the walk.
- If you are not too tired there are many interesting buildings to view in and around the harbour and marina, including a museum that tells the interesting tale of Milford Haven's fascinating history.