Circular Walks in Pembrokeshire

Circular Walks in Pembrokeshire

There are so many circular walks in Pembrokeshire that you’re almost certain to find something to suit you. 

We love a circular walk.  You finish where you start without covering the same ground twice and there are no headaches over the logistics.  Provided you know how to get there and where to park.  We cover that and more in our more detailed posts which are linked to the summaries below.

And while you can make a circular walk pretty much anywhere, these are the ones we consider to be the best circular walks in Pembrokeshire.

Dinas Head Circular Walk

Even though it’s only 3 miles long, with over 140 metres of ascent, the Dinas Head Walk is enough for a decent workout.  The climbs are steep too and, together with the spectacular sea views, will leave you breathless.  With 2 beaches, a ruined church and an OS Trig Point there’s also plenty of interest along the way.

Carew Castle Circular Walk

The Carew Castle circular walk is one of our absolute favourites.  At a distance of around a mile it’s not very long but no less enjoyable for it.  Depending on the circumstances that very fact maybe one of the things that makes this such a pleasant walk.

Another is definitely the location. Carew Castle is set on a tidal estuary overlooking a huge Millpond which provides as impressive a setting for any Castle we know of.  At high tide on a windless day it really is hard to beat.

Pembroke Castle Circular Walk

The Pembroke Castle walk is short but sweet with plenty to see along the way. At not much more than ¾ of a mile you’re not going to get much of a workout but you will get fantastic views of the Castle from every possible angle. Well, from the outside anyway. And get some great shots if you’re in to photography and the conditions are right.

Dale Circular Walk

The Dale circular walk is a fascinating 7-miler with spectacular views, and stunning scenery.  It’s also absolutely packed with things to see on the way. 

With a couple of beautiful beaches, plenty of activity to see on the water, 2 lighthouses and some very interesting history stretching back 500 years you’re unlikely to get bored on this one.

Marloes Circular Walk

The Marloes circular walk is mainly on the coast with incredible views, and plenty to see along the way.  Time it right and this may include seal pups.  You’ll also get treated to a great beach, a tiny harbour and great views of Skomer Island.

Thoughts on Circular Walks in Pembrokeshire

We would always recommend wearing at least mid-ankle boots as a minimum on any Pembrokeshire walk as they can all be muddy, wet and/or rocky.  You don’t want wet feet on a long hike and you certainly don’t want to be twisting an ankle. We’re on our second pair of these by Salomon which says a lot about how good we thought the first pair was.

Whatever the length of your walk remember to carry the right gear and perhaps most importantly a map and compass.

If you’re looking for a great book on the Pembrokeshire Coast path walks we thoroughly recommend this one.  We’ve got the older version and found it brilliant when we walked the whole thing.  It’s battered, bruised and well thumbed but we still use it today!

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