Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

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Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version Broad Haven(S) to Skrinkle Haven
11 miles, (17.7 Kilometres)

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This section really typifies why this coast is worthy of National Park status. It contains Barafundle beach which was recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world! It also fringes the famous Lily Ponds at Bosherston which are a National Nature reserve. The path is quite undulating, but you're never far from a beach, village pub or toilet!

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This stretch has four long flights of steps, wide and not steep. Total 173 steps, 4 kissing gates, 1 wicket gate, 0 stiles.

Limestone cliffs at their best, blowholes, caves, arches etc.

There are short cut paths across both Saddle Head and Stackpole Head.

Razorbills and Guillemots nest on the ledges, and choughs like this place, indeed they are a common sight between West Angle Bay and Lydstep.

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A demanding section with a series of steep hills 0 stiles, 2 kissing gates, 5 wicket gates, 119 steps. Colourful Old Red Sandstone cliffs streaked with yellow algae. Views towards Manorbier and Stackpole Head limestone plateau.

Freshwater East Beach : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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A long beach backed by extensive sand dunes. The route of the Coast Path is behind the first rank of dunes, but many walkers use the beach when the tide is partly out.

The ascent from the beach at the north east end is a short scramble just before the cliffs start to rise. Use the slipway at the south end. A steep hill with 51 steps connects the sand dune path with the upper cliff path to / from Manorbier.

Freshwater East to Manorbier : 3 miles, (4.8 km)
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Level sections at each end, short quite steep hills between.

0 stiles, 10 wicket gates, 6 steps.

Manorbier to Skinkle : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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There are three short steep hills (two are stepped) and a long steady hill west of Presipe. East of Presipe is quite flat but there are 2 stiles (near Skrinkle), 4 wicket gate, 50 steps. The stile (at the NW corner of the rocket range fence) has no provision for dog access.

A sudden wild and remote feeling to this section between Presipe and Manorbier headland (Priest's Nose). Grand views of the Bay and across towards Stackpole, then towards the Range and Caldey Island.