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#70605 - 30/07/12 02:43 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: lightweightmick]
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I have just come back from Pembrokeshire, having walked about 50 miles or so of the coastal path around St Davids, in training for my Pennine Way attempt. I know I will find it very difficult to see anything so beautiful, as the Pembrokeshire coast path on the Pennine Way. It is difficult to describe but some sections are amazing, Porthclais to St Justinians was so beautiful, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. The wild flowers, rocks, the sea all added to a 360 degree vista, which has to be experienced. I will go back to walk the whole path.
I didnt find the food too bad, but at 3.85 for a pint of bitter in one place and 3.40 in most places, the beer prices were extortionate

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#70634 - 03/08/12 01:34 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: The Author]
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It is indeed a splendid walk, and a tough walk, so good training for the Pennine Way. I like it so much I've done the whole thing 3 times. In fact, the splendour carries on north, beyond Cardigan up to Aberystwyth, as it is now part of the entire route around the Welsh Coast.

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#406733 - 13/01/15 07:15 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: rogere]
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Originally Posted By: rogere
It is indeed a splendid walk, and a tough walk, so good training for the Pennine Way. I like it so much I've done the whole thing 3 times. In fact, the splendour carries on north, beyond Cardigan up to Aberystwyth, as it is now part of the entire route around the Welsh Coast.


Have you got any recommendations re accommodation. I was looking last night and it appears that there are not many B&Bs. I anticipate doing it in April. Although I could take my tent I would prefer to take it easy!
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#406735 - 13/01/15 10:25 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Harland]
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Registered: 19/09/05
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Loc: Oamaru, New Zealand
Hi Harland. I walked the Pembroke coast as a section of the All Wales Coastal Path. I used my tent apart from a few separate nights where I'd take accomodation to 'clean up' and one of them was in the village of Trefin in Pembrokeshire.
I stayed at Hampden House B&B Here and can really recommend it if you find yourself in Trefin. It's a short walk from The Ship pub where you can get a meal if wished. The owners of the B&B (Viv and Chris) were most friendly, very reasonably priced and the place was clean, the bed luxury, the breakfast excellent. The B&B was only a few minutes walk from the hostel in Trefin to which I'd originally headed. It (luckily!) turned out to be full so I located the B&B.
Cheers, George
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#406739 - 14/01/15 09:50 AM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Geo]
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Thanks, I have added that to my accommodation list, looks good.
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#406779 - 20/02/15 09:45 AM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Anonymous]
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All booked up starting 14 April, including staying at Hampton House, Trefin.
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#406780 - 20/02/15 09:40 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Harland]
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Excellent, may the Welsh weather gods be with you! smile
An interesting walk and I was particularly fascinated by Fishguard (the old part) and its history. Spotted a weathered lone stone on the cliffside at Carreg Wasted Point just before reaching Fishguard. It was engraved with the info that this was the spot the French landed to invade Fishguard in 1797. Apparently the last mainland invasion of Britain. There's a fascinating and often amusing account of this event written by a Reverend Daniel Rowlands who was there at the time. Worth a look... HERE
There was more excitement at Fishguard 18 yrs before in 1779 when an American privateer bombarded Fishguard in an attempt to ransom the town for a sum of money - they were seen off by the sustained accurate fire from a single cannon on a local ship that was in harbour. As a result of the attack, cannon were then placed permanently on the cliff top above the harbour to discourage further piracy attempts. You'll pass the lonesome cannons that are still there among the remains of the old fort as you approach Fishguard from the north. Renovations of an old pub in the harbour found one of the American cannon balls embedded in a wall!
Harland, when at Hampton House, ask them to show you the 'secret' room in the dining area!
Cheers,
George
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#406810 - 03/04/15 08:14 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Anonymous]
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I wish it was next weekend! I am so looking forward to the walk, the photos on the Internet of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path look absolutely magnificent. Additionally the weather looks as though it may improve by the end of next week. All my "stuff" is on the bedroom floor just waiting to be put in the rucksack.
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#406832 - 30/04/15 08:14 PM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Anonymous]
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Well it went well although I did find it quite tough in places with steep descents and ascents. The weather was really good although to be honest it was a bit too hot! My accommodation, all of them are recommended if you decide to walk this path, were as follows:-

Accommodation >> Phone number >> Grid reference

Mellieha Guest House, Amroth 01834 811581 SN160071
Panorama Guest House, The Esplanade, Tenby 01834 844976 SN133002
St. Govan's Country Inn, Bosherton 01646 661311 SR965948
Hibernia Inn, Angle 01646 641517 SM864029
Neyland Court, Hill Terrace, Neyland 01646 600922 SM965050
Allenbrook, Dale 01646 636254 SM811060
Anchor Guest House, Enfield Road, Broad Haven 01437 781476 SM861136
The Cambrian Inn, Main Street, Solva 01437 721210 SM806244
YHA Whitesands Bay, Llaethdy 0845 3719141 SM739276
Hampton House, 2 Ffordd-y-Felin, Trefin 01348 837701 SM838324
Fern Villa, Church Road, Goodwick 01348 874148 SM942380
Hengoed B&B, East Street, Newport Town 01239 820219 SN060393
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#406833 - 01/05/15 10:07 AM Re: A few thoughts for anyone thinking of doing this [Re: Anonymous]
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Well done Harland, glad it went well.

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