Wales – Strumble Head
Distance: 20km/12½ miles
Where: Strumble Head to Trefin via Pwll Deri and Abercastle.
Start/End: Strumble Head car park/bus stop (SM895412) / Trefin (SM839325).
Terrain: Well-signed National Trail coastal path along rugged clifftop.
Maps:OS Explorer OL35; Landranger 157.
This area’s excellent coastal bus services – with user-friendly names such as Strumble Shuttle and Poppit Rocket – cover the whole of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park coastline, enabling walkers to enjoy linear routes by catching a bus both out and back. There are daily buses in the summer months to the start of this walk at Strumble Head – in winter they run only three days a week, but it’s just a few miles from Goodwick/Fishguard, so you could get a taxi if you needed to. Your fare will be well worth it – the coastal scenery around here is superb, especially the half-dozen or so miles south of Strumble Head to Aber Mawr. Nowhere else along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path will you find a wilder, more dramatic stretch of coastline than this. With precipitous cliffs and magnificent views, it should certainly be saved for a clear day. Bear in mind this is quite a remote area, and no refreshments are available en route.
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