This guidebook describes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. The scenic 180 mile (291km) long-distance walk from Amroth to St Dogmaels takes around 2 weeks to walk, with soaring rugged cliffs, tranquil inlets and broad sandy beaches. With planning schedules, route description and accommodation guidance. Includes a 1:25,000 OS map booklet.
SeasonsThe Pembrokeshire Coastal Path can be walked throughout the year. Accommodation may be more scarce in the winter months, but avoid high summer as it will be even more difficult to find.
CentresTenby, Stackpole Quay, Freshwater, Pembroke, Milford Haven, Dale, St Brides, Newgale Sands, St David's, Whitesands Bay, Aber Castle, Strumble Head, Goodwick, Fishguard, Newport.
DifficultyStraightforward walking, although the route does amount to an overall ascent of 30,000 feet.
Must SeeOutstanding coastal views, birdwatching and sea wildlife, unspoilt landscape (with the exception of Milford Haven and Fishguard), generally mild climate.
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Having followed a career in Human Resource management through industry, local government and private consultancy, Dennis Kelsall was led into outdoor writing with a Cicerone commission for a guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, an area he'd loved since childhood. Inevitably, the constraints of the day job proved too onerous and, joining the Outdoor Writers Guild (as it then was), he became established as a full-time freelance writer and photographer.View author profile
After completing a degree in psychology and sociology, Jan Kelsall embarked upon a local government career, where she met her husband Dennis. A shared passion for walking and the countryside led to a first commission with Cicerone for a guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and she eventually abandoned the security of employment to concentrate on the outdoors. Although based in Lancashire, their collaborative projects have since taken them the length and breadth of Britain.View author profile