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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

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walescoastpathTenby is situated along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path that winds its way through Pembrokeshire’s National Park.

The path itself stretches from Amroth, several miles east of Tenby, to Poppit Sands on the north coast of Pembrokeshire.The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path covers some of the mostspectacular coastal scenery in Britain. Opened in 1970, it is one of 14 premier, long-distance National Trails in England and Wales, marked out on signs and by an acorn symbol.

walescoastpath2The coast path to Amroth begins at the top of The Croft and leads through cliff-top woodland, across agricultural land and occasionally touching back to the main road. The terrain is a mixture of shorelines, stiff climbs and descents.The route from Tenby around the coast begins at the far end of South Beach in Penally and runs both across country and around the coastline, once again through a mixture of sandy beaches and cliff top stretches.

The coastal path is officially stated as being 186 miles (299km) long, although local sources put it at somewhere between 168 and 200 miles in length, depending upon the exact route taken. The full journey will take you over 400 stiles, 100 bridges and 35,000 feet of climb and descent.

The coastal path itself runs through the picturesque countryside and coastlines of Pembrokeshire, with breathtaking views across an ever-changing succession of sandy beaches, smugglers caves and soaring cliffs. Views also include the uninhabited offshore islands of Stokholm and Skomer, home to seabird colonies and blanketed with wild flowers.

To find out more about this spectacular Pembrokeshire walk we reccommend the following website http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/explore_by_area/pembrokeshire.aspx

For more information about the Wales Coast Path, visit walescoastpath.gov.uk

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