WALKS & HIKES
Pembrokeshire Is a Special Delight for Those Who Enjoy the Outdoors
With miles of award-winning sandy beaches, many of which are dog friendly (check restrictions), all tastes are catered for, from simply soaking up the sun on a beautiful, sandy beach to enjoying a challenging hike with spectacular scenery. National Geographic says that Hiking in Wales is one of our best trips for 2020 and voted it second only to New Zealand for its majestic beauty, saying: "Other British national parks include seaside areas but Pembrokeshire Coast is the only truly coastal park in the system - a realm of seacoast and sky stretching along the southwestern shoreline of Wales."
There are so many, many choices - and such varied options to choose from: riverside or trail, mountain or valley, including two walks from Trenewydd. Whether you are a dedicated hiker or would just like to go for a lovely stroll with some beautiful scenery, there is the perfect route for you.
The wild moorland of the Preseli Mountains can be seen from the top of the field at Trenewydd, and the ancient path of The Golden Road is easily accessible. The stones at Stonehenge are believed to have come from the quarries here, taken along a route that may be up to 5,000 years old. Foel Eryr, (the Place of the Eagle) just 18 minutes from Trenewydd, is the perfect place to start. Look out for buzzards and red kites, and the wild ponies wandering this raw grassland.
If you decide to go further afield, there is no need always to look out for circular walks, Seasonal coastal buses such as the Strumble Shuttle, Puffin Shuttle and Poppit Rocket operate on a ‘Hail and Ride’ basis - as long as you are in a safe place to stop, they'll pick you up. The Pembrokeshire County Council website has bus routes and timetables.
Some of our favourites are below, but please use the following links to see other routes:
Devil's Bridge Falls
For magical, mystical, breath-taking scenery, and a beautiful walk, this is a must.
A tourist attraction for over 100 years, people come for the rugged beauty, and the unique structure of the Three Bridges, built one on top of the other.
Why not travel in style - drive to Aberystwyth and hop on a steam train courtesy of the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway - the station is just a four minute walk from the Waterfalls. It's the perfect day!
Drive time from Trenewydd: 1 hour 15 minutes
Address: Woodlands, Devil’s Bridge, SY23 3JW
Telephone: 01970 890233
Make your way to Mwnt's secluded beach first, then head on up! This is a 10.5 mile circular walk, which has wonderful views of the Teifi Estuary, and brings you to the National Trust property of Mwnt at the halfway point. Bring a picnic and enjoy a well-earned rest looking over at the famous church.
As always on this coastline, there is the chance to see bottlenose dolphins, and also Atlantic Grey seals. The sunset from here is spectacular, and a highlight for our guests.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 21 minutes
Address: Mwnt Beach Car Park, SA43 1QH
This five mile route takes you through the delightful, verdant, and steep Gwaun Valley, with its riverside paths, attractive woodland, water meadows and pretty bluebells in the spring. Look out for an abundance of wildlife!
The route is fairly flat, and follows the Afton Gwaun for about 2.5 miles each way, passing the 1200 year old Crucifixion Stone on the way.
If you want to go further, you can pick up the Coast Path from Fishguard.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 28 minutes
Moylegrove to Newport
This challenging, spectacular nearby walk is around 10 miles, and includes the famous ‘Witches Cauldron’, a collapsed cave which makes wonderful noises as water is sucked in.
Some stretches are steep and the cliffs are very high, with some steep sections up and down to the beach. So do keep an eye on the Poppit Rocket bus timetable, just in case!
The walk ends in lovely Newport, from where you can get the bus back, or vice versa.
Drive time from Trenewydd: 10 minutes
Address: Moylgrove Car Park, SA43 3BW