The National Trail
A walk along the enchanting 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail in spring or early summer is a walk through paradise. Every headland is carpeted with a profusion of wild flowers of every hue, and the cry of seabirds and tang of the sea are also constant companions.
Opened in 1970, this is one of Britain's most popular long distance paths. After passing through the resorts of Tenby, Pembroke and Milford Haven, the route sticks faithfully to the beautiful coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to reach the tiny cathedral city of St Davids, before heading north to Fishguard and St Dogmaels, in the shadow of the Preseli Hills.
Pembrokeshire Walking Highlights
Landsker Borderlands Trail
The Landsker Borderlands Trail starts at Whitland and circles around a quiet estuary landscape at Lawrenny. Landsker is the Norse word for frontier and the trail marks the place where the Welsh battled with invaders in the 11th century and right up until the last invasion in 1747.
The route is dotted with castles and many other heritage sites and the Landsker conveniently marks the divide between English-speaking Pembrokeshire in the southwest and Welsh-speaking Pembrokeshire to the east. You can obtain information from Landsker Borderlands Tourism Association, Kilgetty Information Centre tel 01834 831431.
Stackpole National Nature Reserve (grid ref SR986945) in south Pembrokeshire is important for coastal and freshwater habitats and species. Limestone seacliffs fall 30 metres to the sea. It's a stronghold for choughs and greater horseshoe bats. See also the beautiful freshwater Bosherston Lakes. For information contact the Countryside Council for Wales, tel 01248 385500.
Skomer Island Skomer Island (grid ref SM725095) off the Pembrokeshire Coast probably has the world's largest populations of Manx shearwaters, as well as many important populations of seabirds, its own Skomer vole and grey seals in the marine nature reserve around the island. The reserve is managed by Wildlife Trust West Wales, tel 01239 621212.
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