Fri, 11 Jun | Skomer Island

SOLD OUT Puffins of Skomer Island and the coast of Pembrokshire - travel and single rooms included

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SOLD OUT Puffins of Skomer Island and the coast of Pembrokshire - travel and single rooms included

Time & Location

11 Jun, 08:00 – 13 Jun, 19:00
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 and on the last day, we will spend 2 hours in a privately charted boat to see incredible sea life, including Puffins, Manx shearwaters, and possibly porpoises and dolphins.

The puffin is one of the country's favourite birds and there are few better places to see them up close 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.

ITINERARY

FRIDAY

Set off by coach 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.

TECHNICAL NOTES

Length: 11.87 km

Surface: Moderate

Difficulty: Medium

Total Ascent: 300 meter

From there we hop on a train back to our minibus and go to our lovely hotel.

SATURDAY

St Davis' Coastline

St David's Head circular, via St David's Cathedral in St David's, Britains smallest city.

TECHNICAL NOTES

Length: 15 km

Surface: Moderate

Difficulty: Medium

Average Duration: 6 hrs

Total Ascent: 465 meter

SUNDAY

We drive to St David's head to catch our boat for our sea adventure.

Drive to London around lunchtime.

FEE

Camping £170

Single hotel room £302

Bus Travel £58

INCLUDED

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Sea safari cruise
  • Guided walks
  • Tent for camping

NOT INCLUDED:

Meals

TRAVEL

Self-drive or buy a BUS TICKET to travel in our minibus

The minibus leaves from Hammersmith London at 7:45 am on Friday and will take you around Pembrokeshire and back to London on the final day.

ACCOMMODATION:

Lord Nelson Hotel

Milford Haven

Single room

Creampots Touring Caravan and Camping Park

Broadway, Nr. Broad Haven, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, SA62 3TU

Electric grass pitch

MEALS

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

- Hiking gear or gym clothes

- Hiking shoes or strong trainers

- Waterproof jacket

- Waterproof overtrousers (optional)

- Water bottle

- Backpack

- 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

ATTENTION:

1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

2 - As with any road trips, 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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    £325
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