Walking

Walking and Rambling around Poppit Sands

Overview

The start or finish of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is right here. The newly extended path is suitable for all walkers and families. Shorter walks are available along Munt Beach or there's an easy walk along the River Tivy. For a more challenging, hilly walk try the Preseli Hills towards Newport. 

Walk north from YHA Pwll Deri to see the lighthouse at Strumble Head. From there it’s a rugged six mile ramble over the cliffs to Fishguard. Caregwastad Point is two miles into the walk and the site of the failed last invasion of Britain. A tapestry depicting the 1797 scene hangs in Fishguard’s Town Hall. Next, walk down to Lower Fishguard to see the quaint old harbour where Dylan Thomas’ ‘Under Milk Wood’ was filmed in 1971.

What makes it special

  • Easy and more challenging walking available

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling around Poppit Sands

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Map references

Lat/Lng: 52.106131, -4.6968175

Contact information

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