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Walking holidays - things to do around the B&B in Pembrokeshire, Wales
Fabulous coastal walking and rolling countryside awaits you in beautiful Pembrokeshire
Among the many guests who regularly stay with us we are very popular with walkers. So if you want to enjoy the amazing coastal walks around the 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path which was recently voted the 2nd most special coastline to visit (in the world!) by the National Geographic magazine (and is just a ten minute walk from Y Garth) it doesn’t mean you have to forgo the luxury you yearn for after a hard day’s walking. Our 5* accommodation will give you total relaxation in deep comfortable beds, invigorating power showers/bath and set you up with a very generous breakfast ready for the day ahead.
For public transport information see below.
Pembrokeshire is home to one of the most superb coastlines in the UK supported by the Pembrokeshire National Park and famous for it’s coastal path. Visit the beaches of Aberfforest with it’s stunning waterfall, Cwm-Yr-Eglwys with the 12th century church ruins or Pwllgwaelod all nestled around Dinas Head. Or set off to explore the fantastic Pembrokeshire Coast National Park paths which is within easy walking distance of the B&B.
Y Garth is an awesome location for walkers. The numbers and variety of walks are literally endless. Whether you prefer gentle strolls along the valleys or coasts or more strenuous rambles and scrambles in the Preseli hills and mountains there are an array of adventures for everybody.
There are a range of interesting walks of varying distances and difficulties in the immediate vicinity of ‘Y Garth’. Here are some options for you:
Dinas Cross – Pwll gwaelod – Cwm yr Eglwys: From Dinas Cross a short walk or drive down the lane takes you to Pwllgwaelod, a sandy cove from which you can you can either take a short walk on flat ground over to Cwm yr Eglwys beach or begin an exhilarating and spectacular circular walk around Dinas ‘Island’ to Cwm yr Eglwys, one of the loveliest coves in Wales, with a single wall and bellcote being all that remains of the church destroyed by the great storm of October 1859. Distance approximately 3 milesand is approx a 2hr walk. This stretch of the Coastal Path is particularly popular with hikers and has on several occasions been nominated by the AA as their recommended 'Walk of the Year'. Catch the Poppit Rocket, the walker’s bus back.
Pwllgwaelod to Aberbach (towards Fishguard): First part is cliff and coast with steep gradients and steps. Second part is firm surfaces along country lane. Duration: 2 hrs; Distance: 4 miles.
Pwllgwaelod to Strumble: This could be described as The Last Invasion Trail, as it’s where the last invasion of Britain took place. This route can be quite taxing as it’s both rugged and undulating, but there are plenty of opportunities to take breaks. A detour into Fishguard is obligatory to see the last invasion tapestry. Distance: 13 miles. Catch the shuttle mini bus running 3 times a day back to Dinas.
Pwllgwaelod to Newport: A walk that can be extended by climbing up Carn Ingli for one of the best views in the UK. The initial hike up to Pen Y Fan on Dinas Island, the highest point on The Coast Path, rewards you with some great views. Over to Cwm yr Eglwys and on to Aberfforest where a sandy and shingle beach is suddenly revealed as a rocky inlet. Continue your walk to Newport.
Distance: 7 miles 11 km. 9 miles 14.5km (including Carn Ingli. Distance: 13 miles 21 km). Catch the shuttle bus (3 timesa day)or service bus 412 (hourly) back to Dinas.
Newport to Poppit: A tough walk in wild surroundings. It’s quite a long way but there’s no easy way to tackle it apart from doing it all in one go. You can escape at the mid point at Ceibwr Bay but you need to walk inland to Moylegrove to pick up the bus. Cemaes Head is probably the best place in Wales for seal pup spotting in the autumn. Distance: 14 miles 24 km.
Garn Fawr on Dinas Mountain: Open access heathland with sheep tracks. Easy gradients. Distance: 1.5miles; Duration: 1 hour. Turn right off the main road at the viewpoint sign at Spring Hill. Enjoy the spectacular views of the coastal plain from Fishguard Bay in the west to Newport Bay and the Preseli Hills in the east. At Garn Fawr (the most prominent outcrop and highest point on Dinas Mountain)the vista opens out dramatically. To the west in the near distance is Fishguard Bay, in the middle distance Strumble Head and in the far distance is St Davids Head and Ramsey Island. In the distant south-wesdt are Skokholm and Skomer Islands, St Brides Bay and Milford Haven. Turn left at Garn Fawr heading in a sourtherly direction - the high point of this track gives panoramic views along the Preseli Hills - Foel Eryr and Foel Cwmcerwyn.
The nearby Preseli hills roamed by sheep and ponies provide a superb terrain for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Although climbing to just 1700 feet at the highest point, on a clear day much of Pembrokeshire is seen. The bluestones that make up much of the inner circle of Stonehenge were hewn and transported 180 miles from the Preseli's to Salisbury plain. Among the hills are standing stones, hill fort and ancient trade routes, signifying the importance of this area in the prehistory of Wales. Below the Preseli's lies the richly wooden Gwaun Valley.
Excellent local bus services (Richards Bros Transport - T5 bus every hour) enable you to stay at Y Garth and walk different sections of the path each day. Why not make use of the excellent shuttle bus service for hikers (May to September) to transport you to and fro from the coastpath at different points - www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/coastbus . Not only will you be able to leave most of your luggage behind, but you will get the opportunity to see some of inland Pembrokeshire as well.
The bus stop is just 200 metres from Y Garth with hourly services (T5) to Newport, Cardigan, Fishguard, and Haverfordwest, and from here you can also pick up the Poppit Rocket (hikers bus) which serves the coastal path and local beaches.You can also get off the bus in Fishguard and catch another service bus to St Davids should you wish.
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