Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run

A trail running holiday from St Dogmaels to Amroth along this stunning National Trail.

4 to 13 nights
76-180 miles
Easy / Moderate to Strenuous

From £590 per person

Find your holiday

About the trail

Art of the Pembrokeshire coast jutting out into the sea on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path Trail Running Holiday.Spectacular views over the sea are a constant staple of our trail running holidays along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

Part of the Wales Coast Path, which covers every inch of the Welsh coastline, this National Trail winds around the southern tip of Wales from St Dogmaels to Amroth, an undulating route that will put your hill-climbing skills to the test.

Spend each night at coastal towns with friendly communities, and spot seals and seabirds as you jog your way along the seaside.

Choose your route

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run
  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run - North Section
  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run - South Section

Walking tours available

We also organise walking holidays along this route. Find out more.

About this route

5 to 8 nights
103 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding
2nd January to 24th December

From £725 per person

Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run - North Section

Pretty villages and sandy beaches await on the northern half of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Winding along the dramatic coastline from St Dogmaels, the route enjoys dramatic views from Cemaes, Stumble and St Davids headlands, with Ireland and later Skomer visible across the glittering water.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to spot dolphins and seals in the waves below, while the high cliffs test your stamina as you run.

This route can be run in the opposite direction upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Available tours

Code Tour Duration Difficulty Price per person
R-PCPN1 From St Dogmaels(L) to Dale(L) 5 nights, 4 days running Demanding £725
R-PCPN2 From St Dogmaels(L) to Dale(L) 6 nights, 5 days running Moderate £805
R-PCPN3 From St Dogmaels(L) to Dale(L) 8 nights, 7 days running Easy / Moderate £1015

Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Run - North Section 5 nights, 4 days running

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
  • Holiday Highlights

Important information

This tour is available to book all year, however out of season from the end of October to March, there may be a small supplement for luggage moves, which will be moved by taxi rather than the usual luggage courier.


Travel to St Dogmaels(L) where your first night's accommodation will be booked

Day 1

St Dogmaels(L) to Goodwick/Fishguard. 26.5 miles (42.5km) / 4849 ft (1478 m) ascent

Day 2

Goodwick/Fishguard to Trefin(T). 19 miles (30.5km) / 2904 ft (885 m) ascent

Day 3

Trefin(T) to Solva. 25 miles (40km) / 3153 ft (961 m) ascent

Day 4

Solva to Dale(L). 32 miles (51km) / 4623 ft (1409 m) ascent


Depart from Dale(L) after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

Overnight stops marked with an (L) have very limited accommodation, and therefore more often than not will also require a transfer, particularly on bank holidays and weekends. We will use non-transfer accommodation wherever possible.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to travel more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation in most cases; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard if practical. A very limited number of stops will require you to travel on foot up to two miles off the trail, however these instances will be clearly communicated to you if applicable.

Further transfers may also be required due to some accommodations having a two-night minimum booking policy, especially at weekends.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog-friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Traveller or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Traveller Supplement
£65.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£55.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels(L))
Price on request
© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Coast Path Run - North Section map
St Dogmaels to Dale
103 miles (164 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday highlights

Admiring the rugged geology of the Pembrokeshire coastline, including The Witches Cauldron and the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.

Clambering the high cliff tops, including Cemaes Head, Strumble Head and St Davids Head, and spotting grey seals, dolphins and porpoises in the waves below.

Finding a bite to eat in the welcoming towns of St Dogmaels, Fishguard and St Davids along the path. 

What's included?

  • 5 nights' accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days


You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£65.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels(L))
Price on request

Tour Facts

Total distance: 102.5 miles (164 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days running
Minimum daily distance: 19 miles (30.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 32 miles (51 km)
Code: R-PCPN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels(L)
End of holiday: Dale(L)

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Run - North Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Useful information and travel links that will assist you in your plans to travel to the start of the holiday and back from the end of it are sent to you with your full tour pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major cities and international airports are Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St Dogmaels) are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 21.5 miles away) or Carmarthen (about 30 miles away). The nearest rail station to the end of the trail (Dale) is at Milford Haven (about 9 miles away).

By Bus - Buses do run to St Dogmaels from Fishguard & Goodwick and Carmarthen (only Monday to Saturday), but these are very lengthy journeys, so a taxi is recommended. There is no bus from Dale to Milford Haven, so a taxi would be required.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Carmarthen and Fishguard & Goodwick. From there a taxi will be required to St Dogmaels.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a taxi from Dale to St Dogmaels.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.