This stage includes the strikingly beautiful Barafundle beach (voted one of the top ten beaches in the world, and not accessible by road!) and the tiny fishing port at Stackpole Quay.
It passes through Tenby, a bustling, pretty seaside town with pastel-coloured buildings and an intriguing Palmerston Fort perched on a rocky island. From the path there are great views out to Caldey Island, home to a religious community since the sixth century. Continuing along this stage the path reaches the estuaries of Carmarthenshire and passes the romantic ruins of Laugharne, Llansteffan & Kidwelly Castles. At Laugharne you will find The Boathouse, home to Wales’ most famous poet, Dylan Thomas. On the way to Burry Port is Pembrey Forest, a nature reserve managed by the Forestry Commission. Planted in sand dunes, the Corsican pines and deciduous trees grow on what was once a huge explosives factory, employing up to 3000 people to manufacture TNT during the First and Second World Wars.
This stage will be walked by Rob Davies and his team.
Accommodation: Coastal Wood Holidays at Marros (SA33 4PW), have very kindly offered anyone walking with Walk on Wales a 20% discount. Their beautiful self-catering cottages overlook the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and are hidden between Pendine Sands and Amroth Beach.
18/19 October: Llanelli Rural Council
20 October: Schoolhouse Daycare
|Date||Start - End||Distance||Ascent|
|16 Oct||Freshwater West - Freshwater East||15.08 miles |
|1539 ft |
|Details Freshwater West - Freshwater East|
|17 Oct||Freshwater East - Saundersfoot||15.04 miles |
|3013 ft |
|Details Freshwater East - Saundersfoot|
|18 Oct||Saundersfoot - Laugharne||13.64 miles |
|2285 ft |
|Details Saundersfoot - Laugharne|
|19 Oct||Laugharne - Llansteffan||14.30 miles |
|1486 ft |
|Details Laugharne - Llansteffan|
|20 Oct||Llansteffan - Ferryside||17.45 miles |
|1884 ft |
|Details Llansteffan - Ferryside|
|21 Oct||Ferryside - Burry Port||14.42 miles |
|717 ft |
|Details Ferryside - Burry Port|
|22 Oct||Llanelli - This is a rest day||0.00 miles |
|0 ft |
|Details Llanelli - This is a rest day|