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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Pembrokeshire Coastal Path above Abereiddy.

On the far south-west tip of Wales, closer to Ireland than London, lies the seaside and outdoor paradise of Pembrokeshire. This is a region of the UK that offers all the beautiful beaches you could ever require for a Great British beach holiday yet with room to escape too many tourist trappings. The cold grey slate of the Valleys has given way to Pembrokeshire ‘s little white-washed fishing cottages and small holdings, the close sided hills exchanged for vertiginous cliffs and far reaching sea views.

 Pembrokeshire is a fantastic destination. Pembrokeshire is also the perfect holiday destination for young families seeking a compromise between keeping the kids happy with sandcastles and ice-cream and hitting the walking trail. Undeniably its main attraction is the 299km of the undulating, cliff-hugging, beach combing Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, with all manner of basking seals, leaping dolphins, seabirds and secret beaches to be found along the way. From the gentler, sandy south to the wild west coast and the rugged, jagged and dramatic north, this is an exciting and varied long distance trail with sections to suit all walkers.

Pembrokeshire’s coastline is not the only attraction though. The beautiful Stackpole estate in south Pembrokeshire has acres of inland grounds to explore, with walking trails taking in lakeside strolls where otters are reputedly making a home for themselves. North Pembrokeshire offers a completely different vista with the wild moorland landscape of the Preseli hills. Packed full of a rich prehistoric history, the 8 mile Golden Road walking trail runs right across the top of the Preseli hills on a track believed to have been followed by our ancient ancestors nearly 5000 years ago on their way to and from Ireland.

For those with tots in pushchairs or looking to combine a stroll with a family day-out, Pembrokeshire as plenty more to offer. From country parks to coastal town strolls, castles to formal gardens, there are lots of family friendly walking options.

For some tried and tested Baby Routes walks, take a look at the posts below. If you need some more inspiration then here are a few links to some useful walking sites for Pembrokeshire:

  • Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail site lists everything you need to know about walking this excellent long-distance path, including some ideas for accessible walks.
  • Walking Pembrokeshire have loads of information on exploring Pembrokeshire on foot. They also have some ideas for accessible and short walks and list details of the areas excellent bus service which helps walkers retrace their steps the fast way.
  • Pembrokeshire Greenways have compiled a list of accessible walks, principally designed for scooters but which work equally well for pushchairs or easy strolls for little walkers. You can download individual walks in PDF format from the website or buy the guide.
  • Wales Coast Path site offers ideas for some short walks in Pembrokeshire along the seafront of 1 or 2km.
  • Visit Pembrokeshire has a good section on walking, including information on the sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, public transport information and links to other walking sites.
Treffgarne Rocks Circular Walk, Pembrokeshire, Baby Routes

Treffgarne Rocks Circular Walk

 

Walk Distance: 2.2km

Walk Duration: 1hr 30 (at preschooler walking speed and allowing clambering up rocks & admiring the view time). Half this time at a normal pace!

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire

Suitable for: Babies in carriers, little legs (with a bit of …

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Abereiddy Pembroke Coast Path Walk

Abereiddy Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Walk

Walk Distance: 2km

Walk Duration: 50 minutes (at toddler pace)

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire

Suitable for: Good little walkers, older children, babies in carriers.

Walk Features: Blue lagoon, beautiful cliff top views, secluded beach, …

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Foel Drygarn, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Foel Drygarn Hill Fort Walk

Walk Distance: 2.9 km

Walk Duration: 1 hour 20

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 145 Cardigan & Mynydd Preseli; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire

Suitable for: babies in carriers, good little walkers, all the family.

Walk Features: Fantastic views over the Preseli Hills and …

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Foel Eryr, Preseli Hills,Pembrokeshire

Foel Eryr Viewpoint Walk

 

Walk Distance: 2km

Walk Duration: 50 minutes (although I walked it at a fast pace in just under 30 minutes)

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 145 Cardigan & Mynydd Preseli; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokshire

Suitable for: babies in carriers, good little walkers, all the family. 

Walk Features: Bronze age cairns, observation and trig points, …

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View from Garn Fawr, Strumble Head

Garn Fawr Trig Walk

 

Walk Distance: 0.8km

Walk Duration: 35 minutes (with stop-off at viewpoint)

Ordnance Survey:  OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL35 North Pembrokeshire

Suitable for: babies in carriers, good little walkers, older children. 

Walk Features: Fantastic views across Strumble Head, Strumble Head lighthouse and surrounding coastline, trig point, Iron Age …

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Martin's Haven seals and islands walk, Baby Routes, Pembrokeshire

Martin’s Haven Seals & Islands Walk

 

Walk Distance: 2.3 km

Walk Duration: 1 hr at toddler speed (it took us 1hr 30 with plenty of time for watching the seal pups & visit to info centre included).

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 157 St. David’s & Haverford West; OS Explorer OL36 South Pembrokeshire

Suitable for: Babies in carriers, older children, good …

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Pembroke Castle

Pembroke Castle Pushchair Walk

 

Walk Distance: 1.2 km

Walk Duration: 30 minutes at good toddler pace, a lot less with older children!

Ordnance Survey: OS Landranger 158 Pembroke & Tenby; OS Explorer OL36 South Pembrokeshire (although this is an easy town walk & you don’t really need a map).

Suitable for: Pushchairs, babies in carriers, toddlers, all the family.

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