Time & Location
29 May 2021, 07:45 – 31 May 2021, 21:45
Skomer Island, Skomer Island, Haverfordwest SA62 3BL, UK
About the Event
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales – opened in 1970.
Walking the Trail reveals Neolithic cromlechs, Iron Age promontory forts, churches and chapels of the seafaring early Celtic saints and their followers, links with the Vikings through place names such as Goodwick and the islands of Skomer and Skokholm, massive Normal castles such as those at Pembroke, Tenby and Manorbier and later Napoleonic forts along the south coast and the Milford Haven waterway.
Throughout the length of the Trail small quays, lime kilns and warehouses, and sites like the brickworks at Porthgain, are reminders of an industrial tradition. The Milford Haven waterway, whose natural harbour once so impressed Nelson, is still an industrial hub.
On this trip, you will hike along the coast of Pembrokeshire where you'll see some of the above sights.
We will also board a boat for a 2-hour sea safari to see puffins, grey seals and with some luck, dolphins.
Set off by coach to our camping site near the beach with 2 service station stops and go for our first hike:
TENBY TO MANORBIER
We set off from Tenby Bay and walk along the coast stopping at Lydstep Haven, a secluded beach with loads of steps and some safe scrambling for a lovely break.
From there we proceed to Manorbier Castle where you can opt to enter.
Length: 11.87 km
Total Ascent: 300 meter
From there you have the option to hop on a train or follow us to the next hike:
ST GOVAN'S CHAPEL
This stone chapel is carved out of the cliffs on the Pembrokeshire Coast and is only accessible by descending 52 stone steps. Built to honour the hermit St Govan who lived alone here during the 6th century, it’s a wonderfully atmospheric place. Today, In the chapel of St Govan you can see a small crevice where St Govan hid from villagers. In this crevice, you will also see marks like the imprint of ribs upon the rock surface. Local custom says if you turn 3 times within the crevice, fulfilment of your wish will be granted!
Length: 6 km
Average Duration: 1
Total Ascent: 86 meters
St Davis' Coastline
St David's Head circular, via St David's Cathedral in St David's, Britains smallest city.
Length: 15 km
Average Duration: 6 hrs
Total Ascent: 465 meter
We drive to St David's for a 2 hour sea safari, then drive straight back to London.
Our campsite is located at Nolton Haven Bay, a beautiful little sandy beach on the Pembrokeshire coast facing west, where we will have the most amazing sunsets and with some luck, fantastic night skies.
The campsite allows fires and barbecues and is a walking distance of a pub and a short drive to a supermarket.
Nolton Haven Bay Campsite
Haverfordwest SA62 3NH
The camping site has shared toilets and showers.
Full travel by private coach
2 nights camping pitch
WHAT TO BRING
- Hiking gear or gym clothes
- Hiking shoes or strong trainers
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof overtrousers (optional)
- Water bottle
- Hiking poles (optional)
You will be turned around from these hikes if you attend wearing:
- denim trouser
- non-technical cotton or wool clothes including socks
- plimsole shoes or shoes with poor grip
- Ticket type
Pembrokeshire May campingPrice£240.00
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