Wales Coast Path -- 100 miles on the Pembrokeshire Path -- St.Domaels to Dale 

Wales Coast Path -- 100 miles on the Pembrokeshire Path -- St.Domaels to Dale


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Author: themapeditor
Date: 7 Dec 2012 5:29:06 AM
Source: GPX file
Activity: Hiking
State: United Kingdom (GBR)
Distance: 98.82 mi  (Change units)
Average Speed: 0.7 mph - 1:31:58/mi
Duration: 6d 7:30:04
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 31135 ft
Total Loss: 31138 ft
Net Change: -3 ft
Difficulty: 5 / 10
Tags: Cardigan, United Kingdom
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

St. Dogmaels to Dale

Day 1: From the PCP starting monument in north St. Dogmaels, hike 15 miles to Tycanol Farm Camping (caravancampingsites.co.uk/pembrokeshire/tycanolfarm.htm) near Newport.

Day 2: 13 miles to Fishguard (Hamilton Lodge; hamiltonbackpackers.co.uk/).

Day 3: 19 miles to Trefin (Old School Hostel, a 1-mile detour; theoldschoolhostel.co.uk/).

Day 4: 11 miles to Whitesands Bay (St. Davids YHA; yha.org.uk/hostel/st-davids).

Day 5: 12 miles to Nine Wells Caravan Park (ninewellscamping.com/) near Solva.

Day 6: 12 miles to Little Haven (Atlantic View B&B; atlantic-view.co.uk/).

Day 7: 14 miles to Westdale Bay (cross peninsula neck to Dale for lodging).

WALES COAST PATH TRIP PLANNER
GET THERE Fly to Manchester, England. All trail towns are accessible via rail and bus: traveline-cymru.org.uk.
SEASON Spring through fall. Summer is best; pack for rain and cold anytime.
WHERE TO STAY Save money by camping at near-trail caravan parks (first-come, first-serve; about $15-$20/night). Hostels and B&Bs let you go lighter and offer a respite if bad weather sets in ($70/night and up, reserve three months in advance for July and August). Expect to pay cash at most places. Favorite stops: Hamilton Lodge in Fishguard (hamiltonbackpackers.co.uk/); Cae Du (.3 mile off the trail near Rhoslefain; 01654 711234); Pwll Deri (on trail just south of Strumble Head Lighthouse; http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/pwll-deri). Note: Youth Hostel Association lodges have a 3-for-4 WCP deal—stay three nights and get the fourth night free.

MAPS AND GUIDES WCP maps 41-54 for Aberystwyth to Porthmadog; maps 62-73 for St. Dogmaels to Dale (free; walescoastpath.gov.uk). One (Isle of Anglesey) of six official WCP Guidebooks is available (northerneyebooks.com); Pembrokeshire Coast Path—Trail Guide by Brian John ($20; aurumpress.co.uk).

BEST PUBS Aberystwyth’s Scholars Pub (trip 1, day 1); Trefin’s Ship Inn (trip 2, day 3); Porthgain’s The Sloop Inn (trip 2, day 4)

INFO walescoastpath.gov.uk

Mapped by Barney Mann

Position Format: Datum:
Tracks

Day 1 to 7 PCP ACTIVE LOG072959

Distance: 98.82 mi Points: 9489
Total Time: 6d 7:30:04 Speed: 0.7 mph Pace: 1:31:58 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.7 mph Pace: 1:31:58 / mi

Points of Interest

236

Location: 52.089105, -4.682180
08-JUL-12 8:19:30AM St Dogmaels north end, sea side, start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of 15 National Trail, and now a 187-mile part of the 870-mile Wales Coast Path). There is a monument and a mosaic tile with a foot in the center to mark the PCP start. The PCT is well marked. They have added some, not a lot, of Wales Coast Path medallions to it. Today is billed as a hard day, but with great rewards. Carry enough water for the whole day to Newport.

237

Location: 52.106241, -4.711138
08-JUL-12 9:02:24AM Poppit Sands YHA hostel.

238.

Location: 52.111908, -4.724826
08-JUL-12 9:53:03AM Alt-y-goed Farm

239

Location: 52.113328, -4.725180
08-JUL-12 9:57:07AM First PCP climbing. Once it could be said that "the PCT is mad for stiles." Wales outdoor author Roger Thomas. In an effort to make the trail more accessible to all, over 400 stiles have been replace by gates in the last 20 years.

240

Location: 52.108951, -4.733451
08-JUL-12 10:18:46AM PCP high point. Must be a fantastic view when the fog lifts and the visibility is more than 100 feet.

241

Location: 52.106901, -4.734974
08-JUL-12 10:26:29AM Stile with warning sign showing person falling off a cliff. This may be the actual high point.

242

Location: 52.086909, -4.753234
08-JUL-12 11:36:26AM Bridge over stream.

243

Location: 52.080437, -4.758037
08-JUL-12 11:55:15AM Cross dirt road. Gate.

244

Location: 52.078588, -4.757533
08-JUL-12 12:00:51PM Nice beach and overlook.

245

Location: 52.076196, -4.758896
08-JUL-12 12:15:05PM Cross stream on slate bridge. At sea level. Hard right turn.

246

Location: 52.071109, -4.770964
08-JUL-12 12:41:26PM Hike over natural arch. Cross bridge.

248

Location: 52.054514, -4.814587
08-JUL-12 2:58:28PM Miles of high ocean bluff.

249

Location: 52.041195, -4.844170
08-JUL-12 4:14:50PM First glimpse of Newport.

250

Location: 52.029223, -4.837351
08-JUL-12 4:51:37PM Golf course clubhouse.

252

Location: 52.019367, -4.826104
08-JUL-12 5:19:14PM There is a trail from 252 to 255, but it was partially under water, so we took a higher elevation path.

253

Location: 52.017566, -4.828816
08-JUL-12 5:24:50PM Part of higher elevation path.

254

Location: 52.017176, -4.830983
08-JUL-12 5:28:52PM Youth Hostel. Off PCP.

255

Location: 52.020044, -4.830057
09-JUL-12 9:52:24AM Back on PCP.

256

Location: 52.020141, -4.839933
09-JUL-12 10:02:49AM Turn right onto road. Parrog.

257

Location: 52.019195, -4.868031
09-JUL-12 10:52:50AM Beautiful little cove.

258

Location: 52.018913, -4.879508
09-JUL-12 11:30:11AM Another beautiful small cove.

259

Location: 52.021723, -4.891180
09-JUL-12 11:50:41AM Right onto road.

260

Location: 52.023556, -4.895419
09-JUL-12 12:06:30PM Decide to either go around Dinas Island. Quite worthwhile. Or take shorter alternate across the neck of Dinas Island.

261

Location: 52.032886, -4.908991
09-JUL-12 12:53:32PM High point on Dinas Island, Dinas head.

262

Location: 52.021755, -4.909003
09-JUL-12 2:02:56PM Cafe. Closed on mondays. We were here on a Monday.

264

Location: 52.015678, -4.915644
09-JUL-12 2:38:48PM Bridge.

266

Location: 52.009654, -4.920236
09-JUL-12 3:09:10PM Bridge.

267

Location: 52.008504, -4.921092
09-JUL-12 3:17:10PM Join a road for a short while.

268

Location: 52.006098, -4.939803
09-JUL-12 3:54:12PM Go through a Caravan park.

269

Location: 52.004941, -4.943782
09-JUL-12 4:39:51PM Glimpse two sea arches.

270

Location: 52.000901, -4.956691
09-JUL-12 5:08:39PM Small bridge.

271

Location: 52.001272, -4.970386
09-JUL-12 5:41:24PM Old stone fort with four canon.

272

Location: 51.998536, -4.970090
09-JUL-12 5:53:05PM Reach main road.

273

Location: 51.996085, -4.968233
09-JUL-12 5:59:25PM Leave road at "No Footway for 100 Yards" sign.

274

Location: 51.995014, -4.968690
09-JUL-12 6:03:01PM Lower Fishguard.

275

Location: 51.995673, -4.972905
09-JUL-12 6:08:54PM Leave estuary.

276

Location: 51.993392, -4.974824
09-JUL-12 6:25:45PM Backpackers Hostel.

277

Location: 51.995162, -4.976788
10-JUL-12 7:20:33AM Sharp turn on PCP.

278

Location: 51.998533, -4.987194
10-JUL-12 7:51:21AM Right turnoff road. Approaching Goodwick.

279

Location: 52.002454, -4.991206
10-JUL-12 8:08:19AM Marine Center and toilets.

280

Location: 52.006472, -4.990946
10-JUL-12 8:17:08AM Leave waterfront, up stairs and cross over ferry staging area.

281

Location: 52.007002, -4.991437
10-JUL-12 8:20:20AM Right onto road.

282

Location: 52.007896, -4.991152
10-JUL-12 8:21:52AM hard left, U-turn onto hillside walking path.

283

Location: 52.008019, -4.992433
10-JUL-12 8:28:00AM After six lovely switchbacks, right onto paved road.

284

Location: 52.012857, -4.990005
10-JUL-12 8:37:13AM Leave road.

286

Location: 52.021345, -5.024400
10-JUL-12 10:03:03AM Bridge.

287

Location: 52.023416, -5.023982
10-JUL-12 10:09:34AM Obelisk marking site of the last invasion of British Islands in 1797.

288

Location: 52.025533, -5.044408
10-JUL-12 10:48:28AM Trail junction. Stay right.

289

Location: 52.029673, -5.069211
10-JUL-12 11:36:33AM Strumble Head, parking lot, bus stop and lighthouse.

290

Location: 52.012663, -5.080248
10-JUL-12 1:11:37PM Pant-y-beudy.

291

Location: 52.007321, -5.071831
10-JUL-12 2:19:47PM YHA Hostel right on the trail.

292

Location: 52.004609, -5.069748
10-JUL-12 2:24:23PM Right turn off a road onto trail.

293

Location: 51.995080, -5.087903
10-JUL-12 3:17:09PM High point with great views.

294

Location: 51.987508, -5.083734
10-JUL-12 3:38:48PM Stream, cross bridge.

295

Location: 51.984854, -5.078834
10-JUL-12 3:50:58PM trail junction, stay right.

296

Location: 51.985246, -5.080460
10-JUL-12 3:55:00PM Just before small bridge, side trail to sea caves.

297

Location: 51.974104, -5.081604
10-JUL-12 4:20:06PM Aberbach Beach.

298

Location: 51.969559, -5.083367
10-JUL-12 4:38:05PM Aber Mawr Beach.

304

Location: 51.961134, -5.106352
10-JUL-12 5:26:41PM bridge, beach nearby at low tide.

305

Location: 51.959777, -5.126787
10-JUL-12 6:12:33PM Abercastle.

306

Location: 51.960976, -5.131472
10-JUL-12 6:20:44PM Trail junction. Left to Carreg.

307

Location: 51.958921, -5.141238
10-JUL-12 6:43:16PM Natural arch below where map says there are caves.

308

Location: 51.955275, -5.144614
10-JUL-12 6:59:33PM Sign with side trail to Longhouse Farm.

309

Location: 51.952537, -5.153529
10-JUL-12 7:18:21PM To get to Trefin, take side trail left from here.

310

Location: 51.948826, -5.144391
11-JUL-12 8:58:04AM Trefin Old School Hostel.

312

Location: 51.948552, -5.152925
11-JUL-12 9:27:45AM Stone foot bridge. Old stone mill with grindstones.

313

Location: 51.948126, -5.153039
11-JUL-12 9:31:02AM hard right turn onto main Trefin road.

314

Location: 51.947479, -5.155369
11-JUL-12 9:33:55AM Right turn onto footpath.

315

Location: 51.948085, -5.180775
11-JUL-12 10:15:46AM Porthgain. Sloop Inn Pub.

316

Location: 51.937407, -5.206819
11-JUL-12 11:21:15AM Trail junction, stay left.

317

Location: 51.933426, -5.207075
11-JUL-12 11:55:53AM Abereiddi.

322

Location: 51.901969, -5.286987
11-JUL-12 4:36:06PM YHA. It was 1.2 miles by road, even though it looked much closer as the crow flies. There is no direct line path from the beach even though my track shows one (a hard to get rid of artifact of merging tracks).

323

Location: 51.897069, -5.294815
12-JUL-12 9:05:52AM Whitesands Beach.

324

Location: 51.885800, -5.304966
12-JUL-12 9:32:05AM Next to trail Caravan park and camping ground.

325

Location: 51.878836, -5.308489
12-JUL-12 9:59:39AM Lifeguard station, bus stop.

326

Location: 51.878206, -5.308015
12-JUL-12 10:16:55AM Path of stinging nettles.

327

Location: 51.873231, -5.308553
12-JUL-12 10:26:51AM Junction with path to St. David's

329

Location: 51.866284, -5.297440
12-JUL-12 11:28:24AM On to a small bay and just as quickly out of it.

330

Location: 51.870817, -5.284432
12-JUL-12 12:05:44PM Porth Clais.

331

Location: 51.874264, -5.245013
12-JUL-12 1:12:58PM Bridge near small cove.

332

Location: 51.874198, -5.217047
12-JUL-12 1:46:38PM Bridge near small cove.

333

Location: 51.875003, -5.188500
12-JUL-12 2:31:28PM Solva

335

Location: 51.869806, -5.193074
13-JUL-12 9:03:43AM Bridge, stream, small cove.

336

Location: 51.864492, -5.176337
13-JUL-12 9:39:29AM Junction with Dinas Fawr peninsula trail.

337

Location: 51.863099, -5.133494
13-JUL-12 10:43:30AM Bridge, stream and small cove.

338

Location: 51.858633, -5.127227
13-JUL-12 11:00:04AM North end of Newgate Beach.

339

Location: 51.856595, -5.127050
13-JUL-12 11:23:58AM Hike on beach, but be aware of the tide.

340

Location: 51.846291, -5.117936
13-JUL-12 11:57:06AM Leave beach at cafe.

341

Location: 51.844721, -5.116751
13-JUL-12 12:00:16PM Leave road, back on trail.

342

Location: 51.825010, -5.107735
13-JUL-12 12:56:53PM Go above Inn on road briefly and then right turn onto trail.

346

Location: 51.784396, -5.102164
13-JUL-12 3:31:10PM Broad Haven

347

Location: 51.773970, -5.106234
13-JUL-12 3:57:53PM Little Haven

349

Location: 51.770351, -5.113504
14-JUL-12 8:11:57AM Deciduous woods.

350

Location: 51.768165, -5.115745
14-JUL-12 8:22:19AM Briefly meet road. Caravan park with camping nearby.

352

Location: 51.768906, -5.130651
14-JUL-12 8:43:18AM More woods.

354

Location: 51.763730, -5.174958
14-JUL-12 10:04:04AM Small waterfall.

355

Location: 51.753426, -5.185155
14-JUL-12 10:27:07AM St Brides

356

Location: 51.735071, -5.206827
14-JUL-12 11:33:14AM Junction with trail to Marloes.

357

Location: 51.736788, -5.231005
14-JUL-12 12:16:27PM West Hook Farm side gate.

358

Location: 51.736263, -5.238527
14-JUL-12 12:25:20PM Camping park next to trail.

359

Location: 51.735957, -5.244732
14-JUL-12 12:34:05PM Martin's Haven.

360

Location: 51.732118, -5.243820
14-JUL-12 12:51:39PM A place with wild camping possibilities.

362

Location: 51.723838, -5.213872
14-JUL-12 2:14:54PM Marloes Sand Beach

363

Location: 51.708177, -5.186534
Make a left at gate for alternate route directly across to Dale. The main PCP goes straight and proceeds around St Ann's Head peninsula.

364

Location: 51.707099, -5.168981
14-JUL-12 4:01:03PM Dale.

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