Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

St Justinian's lifeboat station

Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version Whitesands to Solva
13 miles, (20.9 Kilometres)

This section is close to the accommodation, shops etc of St David's and Solva. The many access points and a good bus service makes this a popular area for short and circular walks. There are now no stiles to cross between Porth y Dwfr (north of Whitesands) and Pembroke Dock.

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Whitesands to St Justinian's : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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Quite low cliffs - up to 30m, good views of Ramsey Island. 1 gate, 0 stiles, 30 steps, gentle gradients.

St Justinian's to Treginnis : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
  Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4

Cliff top plateau, the route of the Coast Path has very gentle gradients. Banks of thrift and other wild flowers in early summer, some sheer, solid looking cliffs.

2 kissing gates, 1 wicket gate, 0 stiles, 3 shallow stone steps. Sheep graze parts of this section.

Treginnis to Porth Clais : 4 miles, (6.4 km)
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Four short quite steep hills, including two that are a bit of a scramble. There is a long steep hill just west of Porth Clais. A wild section with a feeling of remoteness.

7 kissing gates, 3 wicket gates, 0 stiles, 25 steps. Sheep and horses graze parts of this section.

Porth Clais to Caerbwdy : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
  Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4

Although there are steep hills at each end of this section, the Path has gentle gradients between. The section can be accessed from St Non's or Caerfai to avoid the hills.

No stiles, 1 kissing gates just east of St Non's, 1 wicket gate, 15 steps just East of Porth Clais, 5 steps at Caerbwdy.

Grand views open up across St Brides Bay to Skomer Island. Good changing perspectives as you walk around the s-bend of the bays.

Caerbwdy to Porth y Rhaw : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
  Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4

Steep hills at each end, this section can be accessed on paths with gentle gradients. A wide level path, set back from the cliff, on open common. 0 stiles, 1 wicket gate, 45 steps at Porth y Rhaw. Horses graze parts of this section.

Porth y Rhaw to Lower Solva : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
  Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4Walk difficulty 4

Gentle gradients except for the steep hill at Solva that has 50 steps. The walk can be accessed on the fairly level footpath from Solva Post Office. 3 wicket gates, 0 stiles, 50 steps.