Wales: Newgale to St Davids, Pembrokeshire
Distance: 15km/91/3 miles
Where: Linear walk from Newgale to St Davids via Solva along Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
Start: Newgale (SM847224).
End: St Davids (SM754253).
Terrain: Well-marked and maintained cliff-top coast path (national trail), a few stiles.
Maps: OS Explorer OL35; Landranger 157.
In the Middle Ages, two pilgrimages to St Davids were said to be equal to one to Rome, and three the equivalent of one to Jerusalem. Today’s wayfarers can make their way on foot along Pembrokeshire’s glorious Coast Path to the city – Britain’s smallest. The walk from Newgale to St Davids via picturesque Solva is one of the finest of many wonderful stretches along the Pembrokeshire coast. Almost all this stretch is National Trust owned land. As with the Coast Path as a whole, it’s very well served by regular buses throughout the year. So you can leave the car at St Davids, jump on a bus to Newgale and enjoy a leisurely walk back. It’s easy to extend this walk since there are several access points further along the coast, from each of which you can walk (or take a bus) back to St Davids. For a step-by-step guide, download walk’s Routemaster as a PDF.
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