Walks in Pembrokeshire

Dinas Head Walk

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

Walks on the Pembrokeshire Coast, walks in the mountains, circular walks and a few in the Gwaun Valley.  Something for everyone. 

Over the coming months we’ll be writing about almost all of them but, for now, this is a summary of what to expect from some of the walks in Pembrokeshire.

Coastal path walks in Pembrokeshire

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is 186 miles long and we’ve walked it all.  Not in one go though!  The beauty of these walks is you can split pretty much all of them into chunks to suit you.  Short walks, day walks or a full-on assault at the whole thing.  The choice is entirely yours.

Logistics can be an issue but the walkers buses and local tour operators, such as VIP Wales, can help with this.  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!

There are some sections where the sea is hidden from view, such as Saundersfoot to Tenby for example.  We’d only do them again if we were wanting to say we’d walked the whole thing.  They’re a bit boring, if we’re honest, so we won’t be writing about any of those.  Because, let’s face it, if you’re doing a coast path walk you want to see the coast, right?  So we’ll be writing about our favourite Pembrokeshire coast path walks.  The ones with the best views or just plenty to see along the way.

Walks in the Preseli Hills

Although there are other hills in Pembrokeshire, as well as plenty of Carns, most of the mountain walks we’ve written about are those walks in the Preseli hills.  We actually live here so we know them pretty well.  Foel Cwmcerwyn is the highest of the summits and the highest point in Pembrokeshire.  As you can imagine the views from here are incredible.  Out to sea and as far as Lundy in the South and the Llyn Peninsular in the North.

But it’s not the only high point in the Preselis with great views.  Some are easier to get to than others. Some involve short walks and others longer hikes.  There are also a couple of circulars here, as well as the long distance Golden Road which encompasses pretty much all of the peaks.

Circular Walks in Pembrokeshire

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’ll cover that and more. 

And while you can make a circular walk pretty much anywhere, we’ll be writing about what we consider to be the best circular walks in Pembrokeshire.  Including:

Thoughts on walks in Pembrokeshire

We would always recommend wearing at least mid-ankle boots as a minimum on any Pembrokeshire walks 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.  Whatever the length of your walk remember to carry the right gear and perhaps most importantly a map and compass.

If you’re visiting Pembrokeshire now or in the near future please be aware that social distancing rules still apply in Wales.  Please keep yourselves and others safe.


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8 thoughts on “Walks in Pembrokeshire”

  1. I love your Pembrokeshire walk series! I keep telling you that wales was on my 2020 list. When we get to our new normal and can holiday again, you and I are going on some welsh walks! With waterfalls!!

  2. I too am not a big fan of coast walks without any coast. I mean what’s the point. Fair play on doing the full coast path. I’m setting me sights on some long distance trails for next year. But like you I think I’ll do them in parts. If I have a week off I’ll be abroad. I do look forward to reading all about your local trails through fab winter.

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