Tenby

Pembroke to Amroth Walk

8 days
from
$1,299 USD
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Walking & Trekking
Suitable for:
Age 12+
Activity level:
Leisurely / Moderate
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Trip code: 
W07SP
Way to Travel:
Self-Guided Holidays
Activity:
Self-Guided Walking
Group size:
1–6
Min age:
12

Enjoy incredible, scenic hiking on this linear walking holiday that follows the southernmost section of the Pembrokeshire Coast path, starting in the historic town of Pembroke.

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches a staggering 299km along the South Wales coastline from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south. The area was first designated a National Park in 1952 with the famous path itself becoming the first national trail in Wales when it opened in 1970. The trail makes for incredibly scenic hiking, with contrasting landscapes ranging from the wild remote headlands of the north to the legendary castle ruins and rock sea pillars of the south. Dotted along the coastline you'll find traditional fishing villages barely touched by tourism, tiny hidden coves and pristine sandy beaches.

This linear walking holiday follows the southernmost section of the Pembrokeshire Coast path, starting in the historic town of Pembroke, with its magnificent Norman castle, the birthplace of King Henry VII. From here follow undulating clifftop trails with far reaching sea vistas, passing distinctive natural rock formations and traversing some of Wales' prettiest bays and sweeping sandy beaches as you make your way to Amroth. Admire panoramic St Govan's Chapel, carefully carved out of the cliff face itself, relax at the delightful lily ponds at Bosherton and explore the narrow lanes, headland castle ruins and picture perfect harbour in vibrant Tenby.

We have chosen especially comfortable, family run accommodation throughout, with additional nights in Stackpole and Tenby to make the most of the superb hospitality in these excellent locations. Full Welsh breakfasts are included throughout so you have the choice of the outstanding pubs and restaurants available locally for your evening meals.

Highlights

  • Superb, scenic walking along the southern section of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Trail
  • Imposing Norman castles, 19th century forts, ancient cliffside chapels
  • Tranquil bays, pristine sandy beaches, secluded coves
  • Idyllic lily ponds, dramatic limestone cliffs, towering sea stacks
  • Pastel coloured Tenby, the jewel of Pembrokeshire

Key information

  • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps 
  • Luggage transfers between hotels 
  • Walking transfers
  • Map case
  • Countries visited: United Kingdom

What's included

  • All breakfasts and 2 dinners
  • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
  • Walking transfers as described in the itineray
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Route directions and maps provided

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request - compulsory supplement)
Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

6

Days of Walking & Trekking
Day by day breakdown
Day 2 23.0km/14.5miles
Day 3 17.5km/11.0miles
Day 4 13.5km/8.5miles
Day 5 11.0km/6.5miles
Day 6 14.0km/9.0miles
Day 7 12.0km/7.5miles

At Exodus we believe in the power of Responsible Travel.

Every time we travel, we are part of a global movement that creates jobs, builds more sustainable societies, encourages cultural understanding and safeguards common natural and cultural heritage. To learn more about what Responsible Travel means to Exodus click here

On this trip in North Wales, the accommodation we use provides vital jobs to locals and uses locally sourced ingredients where possible to minimise the carbon footprint. Also the Manorhaus hotels in Ruthin and Llangollen keep single use plastics to a minimum in their hotels, plus all toiletries within the rooms are handmade locally from natural ingredients and provided in refillable containers. The West Arms pride themselves on working with very local food producers, so the meals in their excellent restaurant have a very low carbon footprint and are often organic.

Our local agent works with a carbon offset project (Forest Carbon) to create new native woodland within the UK, so all of their trips have some form of carbon offset (whilst recognising it's not a solution, they believe it's a positive step while they work on carbon reduction).

Itinerary

Pembroke
to
Tenby
  • Day 1

    Arrive in Pembroke

    There's time to explore the town's famous castle, one of the best preserved strongholds in Wales, before your briefing.

  • Day 2

    Pembroke to Angle

    Follow woodland paths and farm trails out to the coast and Fort Popton, a 19th century Palmerston fort, used to defend the coast in World War II. Continue beside the water around Angle Bay to the attractive village of Angle.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 3

    Angle to Elegug Stacks

    Head round the southern side of Angle peninsula and your first far reaching view of the open sea. The route crosses the beautiful beach at Freshwater West before continuing across the cliffs to Elegug Stacks, a pair of lofty limestone towers, standing out to sea. Elegug is the local name for the guillemot and there's a good chance of spotting large colonies of this distinctive black and white bird here. From here we take you to the Stackpole Inn, your accommodation for the next 2 nights.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 4

    Elegug Stacks to Stackpole Quay

    After a short transfer back to the coast, start the day with a small detour to the Green Bridge of Wales, a spectacular natural sea arch with superb sea vistas. The route then hugs the coast to Huntsman's Leap, an impressive narrow chasm cut deep into the cliff face, and the iconic St Govan's chapel. Spot the resident otters at the nature reserve in Bosherton, famous for its resplendent waterlily strewn lakes, then it's truly sublime walking over flat limestone cliffs to the stunning Barafundle Bay and Stackpole Quay.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Stockpole Quay to Manorbier

    Make your way over undulating red sandstone cliffs to the sandy, dune backed shores of Manorbier Bay and the ruins of its fine Norman castle. The walking is more strenuous today but there are tempting opportunities to stop and rest at Freshwater East - once notorious for the smuggling of contraband - and the secluded Swanlake Bay.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 6

    Manorbier to Tenby

    First stop today is King's Quoit, a Neolithic burial chamber perched high on the cliff top overlooking Manorbier Bay. Then it's on to the impressive arches, hidden caves and rocky coves of Skrinkle Haven. There's the option to detour around the Lydstep Point for more superb vistas, before you take to the cliffs again to Tenby's sandy South Beach. Take time to explore this bustling town with its pastel coloured esplanade, ancient town walls and fascinating 16th century Tudor merchant's house.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    Amroth to Tenby

    We take you to Amroth and its 'submerged forest' - a series of 5000 year old tree stumps which magically appear on the beach at low tide. Continue to Wiseman's Bridge, a tiny village with a rocky beach, before heading through disused mining railway tunnels to picturesque Saundersfoot. A fish and chip lunch overlooking the lovely beach perhaps, then an undulating woodland path takes you back to Tenby.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 8

    Leave Tenby

    Depart Tenby after breakfast

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Vaccinations

United Kingdom

No vaccinations are obligatory.

Eating and Drinking

All Breakfasts are included throughout.

Try out traditional local country pubs for lunch or enjoy a picnic in the countryside. 
Sample local cuisine such as cawl, Welsh rarebit, laverbread, Welsh cakes, bara birth and the Glamorgan sausage. These dishes are regarded as symbols of Welsh food.

Weather

Summers in Wales tend to be slightly cooler than you might expect and winters can be milder, especially on the coast, while higher, upland areas have more chance of harsher (and colder) weather conditions. The warmest months to visit are from June through to August, although temperatures start to warm up around April and remain pleasant until October time. We advise you take waterproofs as rain / showers can occur at any time of year.

Is this trip for you?

The walks on this holiday highlight the very best of the Clwydian and Berwyn hill ranges with walking across heather-clad moors and over rolling hills. There is nothing overly strenuous but some of the longer routes can take up to 5 hours to complete.

This is a self-guided tour, as such there will be no group or tour leader and you are free to complete the walks at your own pace. We have suggested that 8yrs is the minimum age for this trip, but as it is self-guided and you will be leading your own family we will ultimately leave this decision up to you.

For those wanting to travel on their own there is a single supplement for the accommodation and where there is only one "solo" traveller on a particular departure there is also a solo traveller supplement.

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

WOODBINE B&B, PEMBROKE
Just a stone's throw from the impressive castle, the Woodbine B&B is conveniently located in the centre of Pembroke. A Grade II listed building, it's been lovingly converted into a comfortable B&B with spacious rooms, each with modern amenities and original features such as Georgian fire places and sash windows. There's also a cosy lounge with TV, dvds and books that is available to all guests at the B&B.
Please note that one room at the B&B comes with private, rather than ensuite, facilities.

ANGLE BAY B&B, ANGLE
The Angle Bay B&B sits right next to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with lovely views overlooking Angle Bay. It makes for incredibly cosy accommodation, with a homely lounge - complete with wood burner - available to guests. Breakfast at the B&B is a treat with locally sourced fayre including the local laver bread, which is made from seaweed gathered from the beach at nearby Freshwater West.

STACKPOLE INN, STACKPOLE
The Stackpole Inn has been run by Gary and Becky for over 14 years and they are the proud winners of the 2019 Food, Drink and Hospitality Award. Food here is of great repute locally, with menus featuring signature Welsh dishes, using the very best locally sourced ingredients. With just 4 bedrooms, the inn is wonderfully cosy, whilst all the spacious modern rooms are ensuite and decorated with a seaside theme.

CASTLEMEAD HOTEL, MANORBIER
The Castlemead Hotel is a traditional country house with an outstanding restaurant. Panoramically located overlooking Manorbier Bay and the village's Norman castle, it is set in its own grounds with extensive lawns, on the edge of a wooded valley. With just 9 ensuite rooms, the Castlemead benefits from an elegant lounge - complete with original Victorian fireplace - cosy bar and sun room snug.
Room upgrades: King/twin room and Sea view room
King/twin rooms are more spacious with either 2 separate beds or a king size bed. These rooms have views over the Norman Church.

THE GILTAR HOTEL, TENBY
The GIltar Hotel boasts a prime location in the very heart of Tenby, situated on the town's pastel coloured esplanade, overlooking the South Beach and Caldey Island. It dates back to Victorian times and today boasts comfortable, modern rooms, all of which are ensuite. Headwater customers are allocated the premier double rooms here. The hotel also boasts the stylish Cwtch Bar Lounge - with Victorian fire place, sash windows and glorious sea view.
Room upgrades: Premier room with sea view and Deluxe room with sea view
the deluxe rooms are much larger than premier rooms and have king size beds and roll top baths. They have a luxurious feel with individually designed decors, and have spectacular sea views from the large bay windows.
Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

 

Call for general departures:
1 844 227 9087
Call for private group trips:
1 844 227 9087
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

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