Watch Puffins of Skomer Island, Hike the Welsh Coast and Swim in the Celtic Ocean
Time & Location
About the Event
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path was the first National Trail in Wales – opened in 1970.
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 speedboat 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 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 :-)
Set off by private coach 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 Lydstep Haven, a secluded beach with loads of steps, for a lovely break and a quick 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.
Length: 11.87 km - 7.5 miles
Distance: 5 hours
Total Ascent: 300 meters
We drive to St David's head to catch our boat for our sea safari adventure.
Optionally, go on another hike or relax at a nearby beach for 3 hours.
Drive to London around lunchtime.
Camping £169 per person
Speedboat trip to see puffins £49
- 1 nights tent pitch
- Full travel in a private minibus from London Hammersmith
- Guided hikes
- Tent for camping
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 8:00 am on Friday and will take you around Pembrokeshire and back to London on Sunday.
Camping - bring your own tent or borrow one of ours
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
- 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
- non-technical cotton or wool clothes including socks
- plimsole shoes or shoes with poor grip
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. Please check your spam box.
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.
- Pembrokeshire Camping£169+£4.23 Service fee£169+£4.23 Service fee0£0
- Puffins speedboat ticket£49+£1.23 Service fee£49+£1.23 Service fee0£0