The northern section of The Pembrokeshire Coast Path starts in St Dogmaels and finishes in Broad Haven. This 84 mile trek includes some of some of the most inspiring and exquisite coastal paths in the UK. You will walk through glorious surf beaches, including Whitesand's Bay and Newgale, see ancient stone circles, visit the Blue Lagoon and maybe even spot a dolphin or seal! This trek has incredibly varied coastal scenery from sandy beaches to dramatic cliffs, almost all contained within The Pembroke Coast National Park.
Tuesday 11th to Sunday 16th May 2021
Day 1: Arrive in Cardigan
Having made your way to Cardigan, you will check into your accommodation before getting the chance to meet the rest of your group as well as your guides in a local pub for a welcome brief.
Accommodation in or near Cardigan
Day 2: St Dogmaels to Fishguard – 15 miles
We will begin our trek along The Pembrokeshire Coastal path from the small village of St Dogmaels. We leave the village following the road, passing the first of many beautiful beaches on this trek; Poppit Sands. Continuing along the road for a short while then following the dramatic coastline, with views across to Cardigan Island. Next, we make our way along the undulating cliff path, where dolphins can often be spotted. Passing through the scenic Ceibwr Bay and eventually seeing Newport Sands in the distance. As the day draws to an end we will be following the River Nevern into woodland before reaching the centre of Newport.
Day 3: Newport to Pwll Deri - 21 miles
From Newport, we walk along the beach depending on the tide. We then hike above the slate quarries, used for walling stone in Newport, before walking from the Bays of Aber Rhigian to Aber Forest. The roiute then takes us to the excellent view point at Dinas Head, where you will be able to see Fishguard and Goodwick in the distance. For the rest of the day you will continue to follow the coastal path to Fishgaurd and enjoy the views and dramatic cliffs.
From Fishguard we make our way to Goodwick, on a minor road before ascending back onto the coastal path. The route takes on a slightly different character to previous days - it is sandier and more open than the earlier section and slightly less undulating. We follow the path to the lighthouse at Strumble Head before continuing our journey to Pwll Deri.
Accommodation in or Pwll Deri.
Day 4: Pwll Deri to Whitesands Bay - 22 miles
We begin by passing the memorial stone at Pwll Deri before continuing along the coastal path and past the stunning bays of Aber Bach, Aber Mawr and Abercastle. There is very little road walking, or even road crossings - just miles of excellent coastal walking. After passing Abercastle, we walk through the village of Trefin, before reaching the outstanding ruins of Porthgain itself.
We continue our trek from Porthgain and arrive at Abereiddi, famous for the stunning Blue Lagoon and home to The Red Bull Cliff Diving Championships! From here we have a short ascent out of the bay before continuing towards St Davids Head and into Whitesands Bay itself.
Accommodation in or near St Davids
Day 5: Whitesands Bay to Newgate Sands - 16 miles
From Whitesands Bay we head south along the costal path, with excellent views of the nearby Ramsey Island to the lifeboat station at St. Justinans. We then follow the coast in a westerly direction and walk above Porthlysgi Bay and through the Quay at Porth Clais. From here we pass the beautiful bays of St. Non’s, Caerfai and Caer Bwdy before reaching Solva.
We leave Solva and pass the interesting spur of Dinas Fawr before making our way to the famous Newgale Sands, well renowned for its excellent surfing and beautiful large sandy beach. This is where our journey will come to an end and it’s back to St David’s for a celebration meal..
Accommodation in or near St Davids
Day 6: Departure
From our accommodation in St Davids, we travel back to Cardigan (60 minutes) and depart.
· Dedicated account management and event co-ordination from our experienced team who are committed to ensuring your event runs smoothly and successfully
· All event guidance, kit lists, advice and training information produced by our challenge experts to help you prepare effectively for your challenge. We will also provide unlimited advice and guidance prior to departure
· The provision of highly professional, friendly and experienced Mountain Leaders/Guides who will look after you for the duration of your challenge
· Dedicated UK based support team who will support your on-event team and liaise with your chosen accommodation and transport providers and keep them regularly updated on timings and progress
· All on-challenge logistical and administrative support from our team on the ground and back in the UK
· All health and safety requirements including on site risk assessments and public liability insurance
· Our team will provide any photographs and memories to you as soon as possible after the event
· Special promotions for future European and UK events for anyone who has joined us on a challeng
As the challenge provider, Challenge The Wild do not book flights, transfers, accommodation or food. This is booked through our ATOL protected travel agent directly and represents a unique and cost efficient way to take part in challenge events whilst having the security you need.
Full Balance: £650.
Services Included In Cost:
All participants are covered under Guided Adventure's insurance for the duration of the trek. However, participants should hold their own personal medical and travel insurance appropriate for this challenge.
The Health and Safety of participants is of the highest importance to Guided Adventure. As such, we hold all the necessary policies and procedures and the event is thoroughly risk assessed. All suppliers and guides have been vetted.
Participants must be physically fit to undertake this challenge. All participants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire on registration. This will be assessed by the Guided Adventure team. No specific vaccinations or medication are required.
Guided Adventure do not book travel, accommodation or transfers. This is booked through our ATOL protected travel agent directly and represents a unique and cost-efficient way for participants to take part in challenge events whilst having the security they need.
A clothing and equipment list will be sent out on registration. It is recommended that nothing is purchased until you have received advice from the Guided Adventure team.
Guided Adventure are proud to offer Blue Light Card members great offers and discounts on all our Open Events. The Blue Light Card is the discount service for the Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces.
Dolomites Trek Offer - £50 off the final balance!
To Redeem, simply get in touch!