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Walking Holidays in Wales: 4 Top Routes of Pembrokeshire

25 Feb 2015

Walking holidays are good for the soul and in terms of natural beauty and relaxation they don’t get much better than walking holidays in Pembrokeshire, Wales.

This is our guide to walking routes in one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. If you’re looking for information about walking the Pembrokeshire coast path or something much shorter & easier to enjoy whilst on holiday in Wales, then read on.

Walking Holidays in Pembrokeshire Wales

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The Pembrokeshire Coast is arguably the crown jewel in South West Wales’ already glittering array of walking locations. As the UK’s only truly coastal national park you’ll find a stunning range of limestone cliffs, castles, soft golden sands and cool blue waters on your travels. You won’t run out of trails to explore either - there’s over 1000 km worth! Plus, with the variable terrain, there’s something for all abilities on a Pembrokeshire Walking Holiday.

It’s time to introduce you to our Top 4 Trails of Pembrokeshire. Lets hope the article gives you inspiration to to get your walking boots on! Don’t forget you can also search our holiday parks if you’re looking for somewhere to relax after your trek.

Our Top 4 Walking Routes of Pembrokeshire

Armroth Walk

A great choice for beginners, the Amroth Walk is a gentle 3-mile ramble in the southern part of the Pembrokeshire National Park. On the walk you’ll explore wooded valleys, sandy beaches, rolling fields and the beautiful village of Amroth – a delightful coastal hamlet with pubs, cafes and shops to recharge your batteries in!

Armroth Beach

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Stopping to appreciate the quaint village church on this gentle walk is a must! At low tide you can also see the Petrified Forest, submerged for thousands of years by rising tides. It’s just one of many unique sights for you to take in while on a walking holiday in Pembrokeshire.

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Benton Wood Walk

Stretch yourself a little more with the Benton Wood Walk, it takes things up a notch by offering a stunning 4 mile showcase of beautiful woodland, local heritage and sea views. Although the walk includes a trek up the imposing sounding ‘Burton Mountain’, it doesn’t rise any higher than 55 metres.

Benton Wood Walk Blue Tit

Though you will see the refurbished Benton Castle on this walk, it is now a private residence and closed to the public. We’re sure that the fantastic encounters with local nature will more than make up for it. Keep your eyes sharp to catch Blue Tits and Great Tits feeding in the woodland during the winter months.

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Bed Morris / Aberfforest Walk

This walk showcases the best of Pembrokeshire: namely, the region’s stunning wild landscape and incredible heritage. From the unique vantage point of the Preseli Hills – the highest in Pembrokeshire – you’ll see rolling moorland leading to waves crashing on the wild coastline. Continue your journey and you’ll also discover the mysterious Bedd Morris stone. Bonus points if you can guess what it was used for!

Aberfforest Beach

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Although at just over 6 miles this walk is more demanding than most, you’ll find that the breathtaking views and unrivalled access to some of the region’s most beautiful locations makes it worthwhile. And while this may not be enough to make you take a walking holiday in Pembrokeshire, it is definitely a highlight for many local ramblers.

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Angle Peninsula Walk

The Angle Peninsula Walk takes in a long stretch of a fantastic part of the Pembrokeshire coast. You might find the 9 miles daunting but the views on offer more than make up for it. Along with breathtaking views of windswept coastline you’ll be able to admire some of the region’s most impressive historical relics, such as the Victorian fort on Thorn Island, testament to a time when visitors from over the channel weren’t quite so welcome!

West Angle Bay itself is popular due to its sheltered beach and rock pools – home to a rare type of starfish. In the village of Angle you’ll find a warm welcome, a large amount of unspoiled heritage and two pubs that are perfect for recharging your batteries.

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a 186 mile National Trail that works its way along the beautiful Pembrokshire coat in south Wales.

The path was opened in 1970 and has been a favourite of walkers ever since. Running from Amroth and St Dogmaels, it navigates through varied costal landscapes passing 58 beaches and 14 harbours. It can can be split into 15 manageable one day walks.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path national trail

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Many visitors choose to walk a small section of the fantastic walking route and then make use of the Coatal Bus Service to loop back to their car on move onwards to another section, town or village.

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If you want more information on Walking in Pembrokeshire, you can purchase a book of 41 circular walks in the national park from Amazon.

If you’re looking for walks further north in Wales - visit our guide to The Best Walks to Enjoy in North Wales This Summer.

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