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Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section

A trail running holiday from St Dogmaels to Dale along the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline.

5 to 8 nights
101 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £540 per person

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About this route

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.

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St Dogmaels to Dale
101 miles (162 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. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
R-PCPN1 From St Dogmaels to Dale(L) 5 nights, 4 days running Demanding£540
R-PCPN2 From St Dogmaels to Dale(L) 6 nights, 5 days running Moderate£600
R-PCPN3 From St Dogmaels to Dale(L) 8 nights, 7 days running Easy / Moderate£740

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
Start

Travel to St Dogmaels where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

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

Day 2

Goodwick/Fishguard to Trefin. 18 miles (29km) / 2904 ft (885 m) ascent

Day 3

Trefin to Solva. 23.5 miles (37.5km) / 3153 ft (961 m) ascent

Day 4

Solva to Dale(L). 33 miles (52.5km) / 4623 ft (1409 m) ascent

Finish

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; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

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
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night


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

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

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)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 101 miles (161.5 km)
Duration: 5 nights, 4 days running
Minimum daily distance: 18 miles (29 km)
Maximum daily distance: 33 miles (52.5 km)
Code: R-PCPN1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels
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 international airports for the start of the trail are Cardiff Airport and Bristol Airport.

By 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 (Dale) is Milford Haven (about 9 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to St Dogmael's and from Dale.

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

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take a bus/taxi from Dale to Milford Haven rail station. From there trains run to Carmarthen, where a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

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.

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