The family walk – a great tradition, fraught with the possibility of going horribly wrong.
Remember the time you dragged the kids on what turned out to be a ten mile yomp that would have tested the mettle of a hardened platoon of marines. Or, that time you promised the children a view of the cute puffins and they grizzled for days afterwards because you couldn’t find any, and let’s not talk about the dolphins you promised them!
Avoid the pitfalls of the bad walk debacle (although to be fair all childhoods should feature at least one) and put some planning into your excursions in North Pembrokeshire.
There are a few tools to help you. Those nice people at Strumble B&B have a cunning distance calculator that gives you exact mileage between points of interest on the coast path so you don’t fall foul of the optimistic “it’s not far” assertion of the most assertive in your group. The calculator can be found HERE
For a huge selection of walks, long, short, disabled friendly, and circular, complete with printable maps and public transport info Pembrokeshire Coast has a comprehensive and searchable listing HERE
If there is a particular bird, animal or rare orchid you are desperate to see then plan accordingly. The puffins aren’t here all year round, they spend most of the year at sea, arriving in the Spring to burrow hunt on Skomer and whilst we regularly see porpoises and dolphins they don’t appear on demand so take local advice and don’t make promises to loved ones that our wildlife can’t keep! If you really really must see the dolphins your chances are going to be maximised by checking the tides, checking with the local boat operators and being willing to opt for a longer, further offshore trip.
For those of you who bring your doggy family to North Pembrokeshire (we love visiting dogs, they have an awesome time!) the Woof Guide (link below) has some excellent walks with loads of practical advice and there are plenty of pubs that will be happy to have your exhausted pup join you after a romp.
Put a little planning into your walks and if you need particular information just drop us a line and we’ll dig up some advice so your day doesn’t get ruined by a walk gone wrong.
Further resources on themed walks in North Pembrokeshire
A super walk for you and your four legged friend - This short walk is superb for admiring fantastic river and sea views, incorporating woodland walks and an abundance of bird life. The views from the Harbour car park are great of the sea, so you may spend a little time here before heading off on your walk. This walk is known for becoming quite wet and muddy pretty much all year round, so ensure you bring your wellies and doggie towel!
Professional guided group tours and walks, nordic walking, walking holidays, team building events and storytelling. We will help you take time out, to explore the best of Pembrokeshire paths or lead you into the less well known and hidden paths of Pembrokeshire.
This attractive and good looking book will take you on ten short circular walks to some of the finest and most iconic pubs and inns in Pembrokeshire. Includes detailed maps, directions and information to walks around Solva, Porthgain, Newport, Rosebush and of course the iconic Dyffryn Arms in the Gwaun Valley.