Walking Pembrokeshire

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.

Walking: The Tourist Information Centre is in the town centre.
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. Arriva Train Wales 
Road Map: Multimap Search for "Haverfordwest".
Parking: There is a multi storey car park near the Tourist Information Centre
Toilets: Public toilets at the start and finish alongside the Tourist Information Centre and Haverfordwest Bus Station
Refreshments: Haverfordwest has a wide variety of cafes, restaurants and public houses.

Start/Finish: Haverfordwest Tourist Information Centre
Distance: 0.76 miles, 1/2 hour
Terrain: Varying between, Tarmac, Grass one section may be muddy after rain therefore take appropriate footwear
Stiles- No
Gates- 1
Steps- 0
Bridges- 0
Car Park- 1
Views- 0

 

  • Begin this lovely riverside walk at the Haverfordwest Tourist Information Centre (TIC) and walk over the old bridge towards Swan Square.
  • At Swan Square turn right towards the Churnside Roundabout and take the second exit on your right, signposted B4330, using the pedestrian crossing outside the used car centre. Walk north along this road a short distance past the Children's Nursery, until you see the footpath waymarker on your right.
  • Turn onto the grassy path (1) and you will see a wooden gate (2) which marks the beginning of this walk and follow the wide muddy path which leads down a gentle tree-lined slope towards the river. This is easy walking and the path is clearly marked.
  • Soon the path narrows and can become quite overgrown at certain times of the year; where it is slightly boggy, railway sleepers have been laid to make walking easier.
  • The path widens out again (5) and walkers can enjoy the delights of this pleasant walk in deciduous woodland with the Cleddau River on the right, and the remains of the Old Mill watercourse on the left.
  • The path continues winding through the woodland, once again where it is slightly boggy railway sleepers have been laid. The easy part of the path ends here, near the Old Mill Grounds Nature Reserve.
  • Although there is much flora and fauna to be seen, very little remains of the Old Mill itself although there is an interesting ruined bridge over the disused mill watercourse (22).
  • It is possible to continue along this path for a short distance further but it becomes very narrow, winding between fallen trees, and overgrown with the path itself becoming indistinct in places. It eventually peters out where a culvert meets the Cleddau and either the river itself or a field boundary bars any further progress north. 
  • At this point, the walker must turn around and retrace his or her steps to the end of the track and rejoin the B4330 and head towards Churnside Roundabout. Cross the main road at the pedestrian crossing, walk towards Swan Square keeping the used car centre on your left. At Swan Square turn left by the red telephone box onto the old bridge and back to the TIC .

 

 

ID: 236, revised 06/11/2017