Time & Location
08 Jul 2023, 08:00 – 09 Jul 2023, 20:00
Haverfordwest, Skomer Island, Haverfordwest SA62 3BL, UK
About the Event
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path was the first National Trail in Wales – opened in 1970.
The southern trail of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path offers incredible views with a few options for a dip in the ocean. In fact, this trail crosses at least 3 beautiful sandy beaches, then takes us back up to red cliffs and past a castle!
On Sunday, we will hop on a speedboat for an epic trip to Skomer Island where we snap pictures of puffins and other birds from the ocean, and if we are lucky we might see dolphins, seals and even whales!
The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds and there are few better places to see them than on Skomer Island.
The puffin is unmistakable; once seen, never forgotten. With its beautiful markings, strikingly coloured bill and almost comic gait it is a bird that has endeared itself to millions. Though often known as a sea parrot, locally in Northumberland, the bird is known as a 'Tommy noddy'. It is a member of the auk family, alongside guillemots and razorbills - also present on the Islands.
We will have chances to go for a quick swim in the sea during our hikes, so don't forget your swimming suit and a light towel in your backpack :-)
This itinerary is only a guide and can be adjusted to allow for a better experience
Set off at 8 am by private coach from London with 3 service station stops and go for our hike:
MANORBIER TO TENBY
First a quick visit to the iconic Manorbier Castle for pictures, then follow the coastal path to Tenby Bay. We will walk along the coast stopping at Presipe Beach, a secluded sandy beach with loads of steps, for a lovely break and a swim for the brave and find some starfishes.
At Tenby, we will have time for fish and chips before heading off to our camping site.
HIKE TECHNICAL NOTES
Length: 10 km - 6 miles
Distance: 4 hours
Total Ascent: 300 meters
10 am: sail to Skomer Island
3 pm: drive to London. Arrive in London by 9 pm or earlier
Camping: £189 per person
Bed in Quad Room: £225
Boat trip £45
- Full travel by private minibus from London
- 1 night accommodation
- Guided hikes
- Tent for camping, if chosen
Meals, sleeping mat, sleeping bag or anything else not included above
You must buy a separate ticket for the boat ride if you want to see the puffins.
The minibus leaves from Hammersmith London at 7:00 am on Saturday and will take you around Pembrokeshire and back to London on Sunday.
Camping - bring your own tent or borrow one of ours for free
We will stop at 2 service stations on both ways of the drive to Pembrokeshire where we will have a chance to eat and for toilet breaks.
We will arrange our meals closer to the date.
WHAT TO BRING
- Sleeping bag (we have some to lend)
- Sleeping mat (no yoga mat)
- Hiking gear or gym clothes
- Hiking shoes or strong trainers
- Waterproof jacket
- Waterproof overtrousers (optional)
- Water bottle
- Hiking poles (optional)
- Swimming Suite for a dip in the ocean during the hike (optional)
You will be turned around from these hikes if you attend wearing:
- denim trouser
- plimsole shoes or shoes with poor grip
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2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will make a full refund if the trip is cancelled for any reason.
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- Ticket type
Includes full travel by minibus from Hammermith, London Does not include boat ride and Landing on Skomer IslandPrice£189.00
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Bed in a Hostel
Per person per bed. Includes travel. Get a separate ticket for the boat ridePrice£225.00
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