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The Pembrokeshire Coast Path (North) - Guided Walking Itinerary

Daily Plan
Each day you will be guided along the trail to your next accommodation, there is no need for you to worry about being lost, we will be with you from the moment you set off in the morning to the moment you get to your accommodation in the evening. You will only be expected to carry your day bag (what you will need to keep you warm, dry, fed and watered for the day). Everything else will be transported to your next accommodation for you. Everything will be arranged for you so all you need to worry about is the walking itself!

Peninsula on The Pembroke Coast Path Day 1 - Arrive in Cardigan
This is your chance to get to the start of the trek by making your way to Cardigan. If you plan to get the train to Haverfordwest and would like a free transfer to your accommodation this can usually be arranged just email us and let us know. Do be aware that this is the nearest major train station to Cardigan but the transfer will take one hour. Therefore we will only be able to do one transfer on the arrival day, which will be leaving the station at 5:00pm and arrive in Cardigan for approximately 6:00pm. In the evening you will get a chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides in a local pub for welcome evening.
Accommodation – in or near Cardigan

Day 2 – Walking to Walk to Newport - 15.5 miles
You will begin your journey along The Pembrokeshire Coast path from the small village of St Dogmaels. You will leave the village following the road, passing the first of many beautiful beaches on this trek; Poppit Sands. You will continue along the road for a short while longer before following the dramatic coastline, with views across to Cardigan Island. Next, you will make your way along the undulating cliff path, where dolphins can often be spotted, passing through the scenic Ceibwr Bay and eventually seeing Newport Sands in the distance. As the day draws to an end we will be following the River Nevern into woodland before reaching the centre of Newport itself. This day is in fact the most challenging days of the trek, it is 15.5 miles (25.7km) long and is very undulating, but the magnificent scenery make it all well worth the effort. Once in Newport we will drive you to the nearby village of Fishguard, where you will be spending the next three nights.
Accommodation – in or near Fishguard

Cliffs on The Pembroke Coast Path Day 3 - Walking to Fishguard - 12 miles
Today we will be walking to Fishguard, which is 12 miles (19.3km) and a gentler walk than yesterday. We will begin by making our way to the seafront, and possibly a walk along the beach depending on the tide. We will then be walking above the slate quarries, used for walling stone in Newport, before walking from the Bays of Aber Rhigian to Aber Fforest. From here you will walk round to the excellent view point at Dinas Head, where you will be able to see Fishguard and Goodwick in the distance. For the rest of the day you will continue to follow the coastal path, with more dramatic views of the cliff below, before reaching Fishguard itself. Once in Fishguard, you will be able to walk straight back to your accommodation.
Accommodation – in or near Fishguard

Day 4 – Walking to Pwll Deri - 9.2 miles
Today we will be walking to Pwll Deri, this the shortest day of the trek at only 9.2 miles (14.8km). First we will begin by making our way from Fishguard to Goodwick, and then right through (and over!) the ferry port at Goodwick to a minor road. From here you will ascend back onto the coastal path, which takes on a slightly different character to previous days. It is sandier and more open than earlier section, and slightly less undulating. You will be following this to the lighthouse at Strumble Head. From here the character of the coastal path changes once again, and become rockier underfoot as well as more undulating than early. However, you will soon reach Pwll Deri, where you will be collected and taken back to Fishguard for a 3rd and final night.
Accommodation – in or near Fishguard

Newgale Beach from The Pembroke Coast Path Day 5 – Walking to Porthgain - 12 miles
Today you will be walking to Porthgain, which is 12 miles (19.3 km) in length. You will begin by passing the memorial stone at Pwll Deri before regaining the coastal path. The scenery today is excellent, and you will pass through many beautiful bays, firstly Aber Bach and Aber Mawr, followed by Abercastle. There is very little road walking, or even road crossings today, just 12 mile of excellent coastal walking. Once you pass Abercastle you will next walk through a small section of the village of Trefin, before reaching the outstanding ruins of Porthgain itself. From here you will be taken to St Davids for the first of four nights.
Accommodation – in St Davids

Day 6 – Walking to Whitesands Bay - 10 miles
Today you will be walking to Whitesands Bay, which is a shorter day at just 10 miles (16.1 km). This will give you plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful beach once you reach it. We will begin by making our way from Porthgain to Abereiddi, famous for the stunning Blue Lagoon, which is home to The Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships! From here you will have a short ascent out of Abereiddi Bay and then the walking is fairly easy going as you head towards St Davids Head, and then into Whitesands Bay itself.
Accommodation – in or near St Davids

Broad Haven on a Sunny Day Day 7 – Walking to Solva - 13 miles
Today we will drive you back to Whitesands Bay and you will be walking to Solva, this is 13 miles (21 km) in length, however it is less undulating than some of the pervious days. From Whitesands Bay we will head south along the costal path, with excellent views of the nearby Ramsey Island and “The Bitches” a famous tidal race, as we pass the lifeboat station at St. Justinan’s. We will soon follow the coast in a westerly direction and walk above Porthlysgi Bay and through the Quay at Porth Clais. From here we still have three beautiful bays to see; St. Non’s, Caerfai and Caer Bwdy before reaching our destination of Solva.
Accommodation – in or near St Davids

Day 8 – Walking to Broad Haven - 12 miles
The last day of our journey! Today we will be walking to Broad Haven, which is 12 miles (19.3 Km) away. We will begin by leaving Solva and passing the interesting spur of land of Dinas Fawr before making our way to the famous Newgale Sands, well renowned for its excellent surfing and beautiful large sandy beach. We will follow the beach for a short while before ascending back on to the coastal path, whereby we will soon pass the smaller more secluded beaches at Nolton Haven, Madoc’s Heaven and Druidston Haven, before making our way to our last beach, where our journey will come to an end at Broad Haven.
Accommodation – in or near St Davids

Day 9 – Depature
Today it is time to say goodbye and make your way home. For those that need it we will be able to provide a free lift to the train station in Haverfordwest and then will continue on to St Dogmaels/Cardigan. We will leave St Davids at 9:00am and be at Haverfordwest Train Station for approximately 9:45am. We will then continue on to St Dogmaels/Cardigan, and should arrive there for approximately 10:45am.

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