Planning your walk


Planning Your Walk

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Adobe Acobat PDF, Print Version Broad Haven to Martin's Haven
11 miles, (17.7 Kilometres)

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Strikingly red low cliffs. Coastal slopes and cliff tops rich in wild flowers. In places the red of the Old Red Sandstone is brightly streaked with yellow algae. There are now no stiles on this section.

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Broad Haven to Little Haven : 1 mile, (1.6 km)
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The designated route is along the road. This is wide with a pavement through Broad Haven. But narrow with no pavement between Little Haven and Broad Haven.

Many people use the beach at low tide. There is a danger of being cut off - knowledge of the tides is needed.

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The first few hundred meters are surfaced (Grade 1).

Thereafter there are some steep hills.

High crumbling cliffs to seaward, views northward along the beaches to Broad Haven. 0 stiles, 2 gates, 35 steps.

Strawberry Hill to St Bride's : 4 miles, (6.4 km)
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The southern section is almost flat apart from the short hills at each end. The northern section is a long steady hill but not very steep. Wide open views across St Bride's Bay. 0 Stiles, 4 kissing gates, 3 wicket gates, 8 steps.

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Two short hills (1:10) and 250 metres of rolled stone surface just west of St Bride's. A long almost imperceptible hill between St Bride's and Tower Point.

2 accessible gates, 0 stiles, 0 steps.

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Again an undemanding section. The only steep hill being at Musselwick, can be avoided by taking the inland and higher path.

0 stiles, 5 gates, 0 steps.

Coastal slopes rich in wild flowers. In places the red of the Old Red Sandstone is brightly streaked with yellow algae.

Musselwick to Martin's Haven : 2 miles, (3.2 km)
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Quite a rugged feel - not a very strenuous section, but four short steep hills push the grade up to five. The last or first views across St Bride’s Bay, right across to St David's and Ramsey.

0 stiles, 5 gates, 60 steps.