Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Green Bridge to Saundersfoot

MODERATE 8 reviews

Pembrokeshire Coast Path: Green Bridge to Saundersfoot is a 45.2 kilometer heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and backpacking.

Distance: 45.2 km Elevation Gain: 1,249 m Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

hiking

walking

beach

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This trail goes from from Stack Rocks to Saundersfoot. The first port of call has to be the Green Bridge of Wales which, for a first glimpse of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes a bit of beating. Then enter the Castlemartin firing range and head east. It would be unfair to pick out any particular bay which stood out as spectacular, however of particular and scary note was Huntsman Leap. St Govan's Chapel on St Govan's Head is well worth a visit. Drop down the 60 odd steps and examine the single room building then descend further onto the rocks (good spot for lunch). Then on to Broad Haven; take a tour round Bosherston Lakes and then continue rounding Stackpole Head and descend onto the beach at Barafundle Bay. The coastline is now more undulating and the path narrow and at times was very close to the edge of the cliff. Pass through Stackpole Quay and continue east to Freshwater East caravan park, eventually ending up climbing out and up West Moor Cliff to Swanlake Bay. Then up East Moor Cliff where Manorbier Bay guarded by Manorbier Castle reveals itself. Precipe Bay is a delight and the 165 steps down should not put you off. The path skirts Manorbier Camp and heads via Skrinkle Haven to Lydstep Point then drop down and go through Lydstep Haven Caravan Park; past Proud Giltar and through the gates onto the firing range on Giltar Point which affords fine views of Tenby and Penally. Take the long descent and come out on South Beach and walked towards the forbidding Fort St Catherine at Tenby; climb up on to Castle Hill; pass the harbour and walk along the sands of North Beach and climb again to First Point, Second Point and Bowman's Point. From this point the path becomes even more undulating mostly in woodland with the occasional path along the cliff top. Finally round Monkstone Point and the final descent to the beach of Saundersfoot Bay and walk along to the Saundersfoot harbour.

hiking
8 days ago

We parked at the St Govan car park(free) next to the MOD firing range. After visiting the chapel we walked the 4 miles or so through the range past Huntsmans Leap, The Cauldron and the Stacks to The Green Bridge viewing platform and back. The walk is an easy one along a rough road with limited views of the coast from the road itself ,although there are plenty of opportunities to divert to the cliffs themselves for exploration.

11 months ago

Thank you the site is brilliant Regards Jon

mountain biking
Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lydstep to Saundersfoot (via Penally and Tenby) is a very good, and at times challenging, mountain bike ride. Best to avoid Winter months as certain areas can get overly muddy!

hiking
Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Gorgeous, remote, ocean views with lovely countryside. It does get very narrow and you are right by the edge of the cliff in some spots; be careful in windy conditions and watch out for the sheep that will block your path from time to time! I did a 5 mile stretch of the trail which was challenging yet pleasant.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We have walked the trail from Dale to St David's. Absolutely gorgeous!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

hiking
Monday, September 18, 2017

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