Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

Druidston Haven

Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version Solva to Broad Haven
12 miles, (19.3 Kilometres)

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Northwest of Newgale there are a series of very steep hills with up to 100 steps. South of Newgale a series of less steep hills as the plateau is broken by The Havens. There are now no stiles on this section.

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Lower Solva to The Gribin : < 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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A rising path, through woodland overlooking the harbour. Note the lime kilns at the harbour and the Iron Age settlement site on the top.

10 steps.

The Gribin to Porthmynawyd : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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Dramatic views towards Ramsey, Newgale and across St Brides Bay.

This section has steep hills with many steps at each end and gentle gradients between. Grazing cattle usually west of Dinas Fawr.

5 kissing gates, 3 wicket gates, 140 steps.

Porthmynawyd to Newgale : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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The views continue to impress, as do the coastal rock formations. Five steep ups and downs with steps make this an energetic section.

If accessed by the Cwm Bach footpath, a gentler cliff top walk is available. 2 kissing gates, 3 wicket gates, 250 steps.

Newgale Beach : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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The designated Coast Path route is on the road. However a much pleasanter option is to take off one’s boots and walk along the edge of the surf, watching the surfers and small flat fish in the shallows.

To avoid problems heading south from Newgale it is best to rejoin the road by the southern car park. The Coast Path leaves the road after 450m.

Newgale to Nolton Haven : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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A demanding short section, due to four very steep hills, but the gentler parts can be accessed from Maidenhall car park or Trefrane footpath. 2 kissing gates, 4 wicket gates, 9 steps. Horses graze the coastal slopes above Maidenhall, cattle at Trefrane.

Views of the full length of Newgale and of the cliffs all the way to Ramsey.

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This section has some very sheer cliffs and active erosion threatens the National Trail. The cliff route has gentle gradients except for the steep, stepped descent to Druidston Haven. 0 stiles, 45 steps. In places the Coast Path is close to concave cliffs - resist the temptation to peer over the edge! Note the large erratic boulder wedged in a gully.

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The Northern section is on narrow minor road with no pavement. The southern section is across fields with gentle gradients. The southern section is a new off road route (not marked on some maps).

0 stiles, 3 wicket gates, 5 steps. A donkey and sheep graze these fields.

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The northern 300m or so is surfaced for wheelchairs.

The southern 1km or so has recently been re-graded and has no introduced obstructions to wheelchairs. 3 wicket gates, no stiles, no steps, gentle gradients. Cattle and horses graze sometimes between the gates. Wonderful views along Druidston Haven towards Newgale and across St Bride's Bay.

Black Point to Broad Haven : < 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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A long hill - half a mile at 1:10 - with views along the beach - note weather sculpted rock formations to seaward.

2 kissing gates, 0 stiles, 5 steps. Horses graze sometimes between the gates.