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Mostly 30 to 70m high cliffs of volcanic origin. Gently rounded cliffs where the rock is strong and hard, sheer where there are weak strata. Infrequent steep hills. Typical of this section are the frequent rocky outcrops and loose volcanic stone. Heather and gorse abound, a dramatic blaze of colour in August.
Three wheelchair accessible sections at Lower Town, Marine Walk and Goodwick Parrog are separated by steep slopes or steps. The Cliff section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path around Fishguard is also called The Marine Walk.
This National Trial does not have a designated route through the larger towns, the maps and guides show various recommended routes, but the walker will choose the route that suits, depending on their need for accommodation and supplies. A route has been way-marked through the towns with acorn markers stuck to lampposts and road signs, usually high up, however these are vulnerable to both vandals and new paint. Use of a map is advised.
Since Easter 2009 brown signs with the acorn have been added to street signposts etc, look out for these now through the towns. Also look out for the acorn symbol on the County Council's green footpath signs.
The present recommended route differs from the road-based route shown on most maps and guides (partly steep, narrow, no pavement).
Going west (uphill): Follow the seafront west, towards the ferry buildings.
Cross the large steel footbridge that crosses the ferry car queues and railway line, turn right along the dead end road towards the Fishguard Bay Hotel, looking for a gap in the wall on the left after 110m. A zigzag path climbs steeply through the woods
Turn right and follow the road to its end.
Going east (downhill): Follow the road, as it starts to head steeply down look out for a signpost on the right, a waymark on a telegraph pole and a for a gap in the wall on the left. A zigzag path drops steeply through the woods, turn right away from the Fishguard Bay Hotel and look for a path on the left that leads to the large steel footbridge.
Mostly gentle gradients, wild, rounded coastal slopes with rock outcrops, 3 gates of which two are kissing gates. Sheep, cattle and horses graze parts of this section.
Some steep slopes, sheer crumbling cliffs to seaward between the more rounded harder cliffs. 120 steps, 9 kissing gates, 10 wicket gates.
There are coastal grazing schemes here: horses at the western end between Strumble and Porthsychan; cattle between Goodwick and Carregwasted; sheep in the middle!Please keep dogs under close control.
Wild, open views, mountain type vegetation on the mostly rounded cliffs of pillow lava (magma extruded underwater). The steepest gradients are near Pwll Deri. 2 stiles, 22 steps, 4 gates. Sheep, cattle and horses graze parts of this section.