EXPLORING WEST WALES
In Pembrokeshire we are spoilt for choice when it comes to things to; see, explore and experience. Here is just a small sample of things that we think are top the very long list of Pembrokeshire moments.
Pembrokeshire has some world renowned beaches. And of course, the UK’s only coastal National Park.
There are many other areas of fantastic and beautiful scenery in the county. From wonderful wooded areas around the Gwaun Valley and along the river Cleddau. To the Preseli Hills, home to the Blue Stones of Stonehenge rise to 536 metres above sea level. Therefore boasting fantastic views in all directions over the county. In a word you won’t be short of picturesque places to visit.
Pembrokeshire has the UK’s only coastal national park covering 234 square miles of wonderful scenery. 182 miles of coast path extends from one end in Amroth, to the other near Cardigan at Poppit Sands.
From steep and rugged cliffs to sand dunes the geology is stunning all the way along. A number of sections and locations that are more accessible friendly with car parks, gentle slopes and facilities. The Coastal bus services are available to help make it easier to organise walking sections along the coast path. The buses are also dog friendly.
Although Pembrokeshire is synonymous with the coast, it also offers other expansive environments. This means that there a whole host of different experiences to have here. The Preseli Hills are the backdrop of the county. There are views from the top, North over Fishguard and Newport and South towards Narbeth and even Milford Haven.
From the hills to the tress. Some fantastic woodland areas can be found in Pembrokeshire, such as along the river Cleddau or the Gwaun Valley. Also dotted are the likes of Colby Woodland Garden, Abermawr and Canaston Woods. Ty Canol near Newport (maybe one of our favourites) with ancient trees giving an almost Lord of the rings atmosphere.
Pembrokeshire has some of the best outdoor experiences to offer visitors in the UK. There are plethora of activities to suit everyone. Such as adventure activities like climbing, mountain biking and horse riding. In contrast, some calm sea-side foraging, bush craft lessons or fishing. Kayaking, coasteering and surfing top the water based experiences. Walking and cycling are a great way to see the county at your own pace.
Here are some activity recommendations.
RAINY DAY ACTIVITIES
Some rain is inevitable when on holiday in Pembrokeshire and Wales. But whatever the weather across the county there is always something to do. Coasteering or surfing in the rain? You're getting wet anyway.
Alternatively there are some wonderful options for inside entertainment. For example: St.Davids Escape Room. Indoor climbing at Haverfordwest leisure centre. Jumping around the trampoline park. And not forgetting the interactive Bug Farm. Folly Farm for full family fun.
After expelling your energy from sightseeing and exploring, you’ll need refuelling. The main problem is going to be, where to go?
A traditional Welsh breakfast with lava bread seaweed is a great way to start the day. Or locally caught lobster salad or crab sandwiches on the harbour for lunch, to fish and chips enjoyed in the car overlooking the beach. Maybe relaxing evening drinks watching the sunset from a beer garden or some local produce cooked up in a cosy atmosphere. Alternatively treat your loved ones to a sophisticated fine dining meal.
''Lovely little site. Extremely friendly greeting. Well maintained grassed areas with picnic tables...small well maintained communal kitchen stocked with Guinness in the fridge....assume this was a honesty system. Def. be back. 5 min from Fishguard.''David Seaward - Google