Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Running - South Section

Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Running - South...

A trail running holiday from Dale to Amroth along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.

4 to 6 nights
76 miles
Easy / Moderate to Demanding

From £515 per person

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About this route

From Dale, enjoy the sandy bays, limestone cliffs and clamouring wildlife as you wind your way through Milford Haven, around St Govan’s Head and through Tenby to the shores of Carmarthen Bay. It’s an undulating route, with plenty of slopes along the way, but with endless coastal scenery to buoy you along and plenty of fascinating sites to enjoy as you catch your breath, from the Martello Naval Tower to the Petrified Forest.

There’s an industrial edge to the landscapes near Milford Haven, with the old Royal Navy Dockyard and the oil refineries along the Pembroke River, which gives this route a dual nature as it dips into the pure natural beauty of Carmarthen Bay.

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

© Contours Walking Holidays Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Running - South Section map
Dale to Amroth
76 miles (122 km)
1st February to 28th October

Holiday highlights

Roving through contrasting landscapes as you run through the industrial areas near Milford Haven and emerge into the dramatic coastal scenery as you near Amroth.

Enjoying the quiet beach of Barafundle, a secluded bay that can only be reached on foot.

Visiting sites of historical interest at Pembroke Castle and Manorbier Castle, and delving into the traditions of seaside Pembrokeshire towns along the way.

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
R-PCPS1 From Dale(L) to Amroth(L) 4 nights, 3 days running Demanding£515
R-PCPS2 From Dale(L) to Amroth(L) 5 nights, 4 days running Moderate£595
R-PCPS3 From Dale(L) to Amroth(L) 6 nights, 5 days running Easy / Moderate£660

Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Run - South Section 4 nights, 3 days running

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

Important information

The run between Dale and Milford Haven requires the crossing of two tidal inlets at Pickleridge and Sandy Haven.  Both crossings are sufficiently flooded by the incoming tide to make them impassable at high tide.  Pickleridge can only be safely crossed 3.5 hours either side of low tide and Sandy Haven can only be safely crossed within 2.5 hours either side of low tide.

Careful timing of your arrival at these inlets is therefore necessary to allow sufficient time (up to 2 hours) to run the intervening 5 miles or so of coast between Pickleridge and Sandy Haven before the crossing becomes impassable.   If you miss either there is no alternative crossing and in both cases a substantial 4 mile detour for each crossing is necessary or a long wait of up to 5.5 hours.  Before booking please check here for tide times.


Travel to Dale(L) where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

Dale(L) to Pembroke. 22 miles (35.5km) / 2713 ft (827 m) ascent

Day 2

Pembroke to Bosherston(L). 27 miles (43.5km) / 2382 ft (726 m) ascent

Day 3

Bosherston(L) to Amroth(L). 27 miles (43km) / 3248 ft (990 m) ascent


Depart from Amroth(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
£50.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night

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

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 4 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

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.

Pembroke is a tempting option. Spending an extra night here gives you plenty of time to discover all that this brilliant town has to offer, including its magnificent Norman castle, a mix of traditional Tudor and Georgian houses, two historic churches and a pleasant collection of shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants. The local area also offers a variety of challenging activities, including rock-climbing, surfing, canoeing and water-skiing, guaranteed to keep even the most active holidaymakers entertained.

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.

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

Extra night (Standard)
£60.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 76 miles (122 km)
Duration: 4 nights, 3 days running
Minimum daily distance: 22 miles (35.5 km)
Maximum daily distance: 27 miles (43.5 km)
Code: R-PCPS1 Grade: Demanding
Season: 1st February - 28th October
Start of holiday: Dale(L)
End of holiday: Amroth(L)

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Trail Run - South 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 station to the start of the trail (Dale) is Milford Haven (about 9 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).

By Bus - Buses run from Milford Haven to Dale Monday to Friday only. Buses also run from Amroth to Kilgetty or Tenby Monday to Saturday only. A taxi would therefore be required for all of these journeys on a Sunday.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Milford Haven. From there a bus/taxi will be required to Dale.

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

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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