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Trail Facts

Total distance: 177.5 miles (284 km)
Duration: 10 nights, 9 days running
Minimum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Maximum daily distance: 24.5 miles (39 km)
Code: R-PCP4

Grade: Moderate
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels
End of holiday: Amroth


Itinerary

Day 1: Travel to St Dogmaels where your first nights accommodation has been booked

Day 2: St Dogmaels to Newport. 15 miles (24km)

Day 3: Newport to Aber Mawr(T). 24 miles (38.5km)

Day 4: Aber Mawr(T) to St David's. 24.5 miles (39km)

Day 5: St David's to Little Haven. 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Day 6: Little Haven to Dale. 21 miles (33.5km)

Day 7: Dale to Pembroke. 22 miles (35km)

Day 8: Pembroke to Freshwater West(T). 20 miles (32km)

Day 9: Freshwater West(T) to Manorbier(T). 19 miles (30.5km)

Day 10: Manorbier(T) to Amroth. 16.5 miles (26.5km)

Day 11: Depart from Amroth after breakfast

The itinerary above shows our preferred overnight stops, but if accommodation is not available at any one of these locations, we may alter the itinerary slightly.


Extra nights / rest days

Adding extra nights into your holiday is highly recommended on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path; not only do they give you chance to rest and recover before continuing on your run, but it also allows you plenty of opportunity to discover hidden gems in the various locations that you might have otherwise missed.

For example, Newport is an excellent choice for a rest day. This delightful little town has an interesting collection of shops, cafes and inns, and makes for an ideal base from which to visit the nearby Wye Valley ' an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ' as well as the Vale of Usk, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Forest of Dean. There are also plenty of historical landmarks to discover around the local area, and those looking for an adrenaline rush can speed around the track at Supakart Karting.

Many people have an extra night in St Davids to explore this delightful 'city' or to take a boat out to the abundant wildlife on Ramsay or Grassholm islands.

The almost unbelievably picturesque village of Little Haven is certainly worth considering for a rest day. Dale is another popular choice.

Many people also decide to add an extra night or two at the end of the trail in Amroth, a lovely seaside town with friendly pubs and holiday parks. While you are here, be sure to take in the bizarre petrified drowned forest when the tide is very low; the tree stumps themselves can be seen poking through the sand and have been dated back to the last Ice Age. The rest of the wide, sandy beach is perfect for walking or soaking up the sun, as well as being a popular location for swimming and windsurfing. Also nearby is the National Trust's Colby Woodland Gardens, ideal for taking a relaxing stroll and reflecting on the completion of your trail running holiday.


What's included?

  • 10 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms with private bathrooms (where available) in selected hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night, town plans, information about facilities and places of interest along the trail and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.
  • Emergency assistance.

Travel Information

Air

The most convenient international airports for the start of the trail are Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

Rail

The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St Dogmael's) are either Fishguard & Goodwick station (about 21.5 miles away) or Carmarthen (about 30 miles away). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (Amroth) are either Kilgetty (about 4.5 miles away) or Tenby (about 8 miles away).

Trains run from London Paddington station to Fishguard and Goodwick. From there a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

Car

For advice on driving to the start of the trail, please visit www.theaa.com which has a very useful route planner.

Returning to the start

The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus/taxi from Amroth to Kilgetty rail station. From there trains run to Carmarthen, where a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

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