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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path
The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path runs the 186 miles from Amroth, in the south, to St Dogmaels, in the north of Pembrokeshire. The designated National Trail meanders along some of the most scenic coastline in Britain. Tenby, Solva, Newport and the city of St Davids (birthplace of Wales’ Patron Saint) are all along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, and so is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is Britain’s only coastal national park. The path itself was first opened in 1970 and has even featured in a BBC television series.
Our latest post features a shot taken along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path between Abereiddy and Porthgain. This is on one of Wales’ top 10 pub walks. Not too long ago, in the early 1900s, slate was shuttled along this paradisaical stretch of the Pembrokeshire coast; from the quarry in Abereiddy to the harbour of Porthgain. From Porthgain the slate was shipped to locations all over the world. Today, however, you are much more likely to run into awestruck ramblers than slate-filled trams on this section of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Slate – visible in the picture – is a reminder to ramblers of the region’s recent history, as they sit on the bench at the peak of the mound. Taking a well-earned rest rest here, hikers meditate, contemplate life or simply take in the breathtaking view.
For information on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path including activities, events and planning a trip, visit the National Trail Pembrokeshire Coast website or the National Trails website. A map of the path can be found at the Visit Pembrokeshire site. For inspirations for places to stay in the area, you might want to take a look at St Davids Destinations.