By / 10th December, 2012 / Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire / Off

Walking in Pembrokeshire

Many of our visitors love walking in Pembrokeshire and go off exploring the beautiful Welsh coastline. Why not get organised yourself and stay at either holiday let – we can help you plan your week!

Broad Haven to Little Haven walking in Pembrokeshire while staying at Puffin House

Walking in Pembrokeshire

Below are directions for a recommended Pembrokeshire walk which takes about 4 hours!

It takes in some wonderful views and is especially spectacular for the flowers in Spring!

Follow the road from Broadhaven over the hill to Little Haven but if the tide is out start the walk from the lovely  beach of Bradhaven. Walk down to Little Haven sea front and then continue up Strawberry Hill past ST Brides Pub. At the first fork walk right to Dale, past the caravan park and past Howelston to North Leys then turn left to Hasguard Cross. Cross the B4327 and continue down to the T-junction near Chapel House. Turn left and walk round the road past the Baptist Chapel and up a steep hill near Sandyhill Cottages. Take the next left towards Sandy Haven.  At the lime kiln turn left and, after 100 yards, turn right over a stile and up through woodland to join the Coast Path proper.

 

Stop at The Swan in Little Haven for a drink as you go walking in Pembrokeshire

The Swan at Little Haven Pembrokeshire

The pic above shows The Swan at Little Haven where you can stop off for a drink or two!

Cross several stiles and a couple of small streams. (Ignore the small stile that crosses a wire fence on the left). Continue straight ahead, following the yellow arrow, to the next stile (where the chimneys of Milford Haven come into view). Pass the base of a signal tower and continue around the cliff path, crossing a stream. Beside a cottage and a radar tower turn right onto a gravel track. After 100 yards turn left to resume the Coast path.

Pass a path that leads off to the right (for St Ishmaels) and continue straight ahead. Cross 3 stiles (avoid the path on the left after the 3rd stile) and continue ahead. Cross another 3 stiles then walk in front of some old lookout buildings/former coastal defences.

Carry on steeply up the cliff path. Cross a stile, a lane, then another stile. Cross two more stiles behind farm buildings and look out to the bay to take note of the tide. If the tide is high you will need to walk up the path to the right and follow the alternative path via Whiteholmes Farm, Mullock and Mullock Bridge.

If the tide is low on the Gann Estuary you can turn left to walk to the foreshore. Walk along the beach for about half a mile to a low wooden footbridge/boardwalk (usable two hours either side of low tide). Cross the bridge and the grassy causeway (Pickleridge) to a lay-by/viewpoint on the B4327. Turn left onto the road and follow it round into Dale.

Distance: 11.0 Miles
Time: 3 hrs 40 mins
Difficulty: Easy
OS map: Explorer sheet OL36
Total Ascent: 755 ft
Total Descent: 719 ft

 

 

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