South Wales Coast Walk 7. East Aberthaw to Llantwit Major

This walk starts from East Aberthaw then heads along the coast path to Col Huw Beach before heading inland to finish at Llantwit Major. After parking in the car park opposite the Blue Anchor Inn, we retraced our steps down through the Aberthaw Nature Reserve to rejoin the Wales Coast Path at Leys Beach, to …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 22. Solva to St.David’s

This walk starts at the pretty village of Solva and continues westwards along a wonderful stretch of the coast to Porth Clais before heading inland to finish at Britain’s smallest city, St.David’s. Solva We start the walk at Main street in Lower Solva, which is lined with a variety of independent art shops and colourful …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 21. Nolton Haven to Solva Harbour

For our first walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in 2022 we returned, in March, to Nolton Haven. We parked at the car park just across the road from the beach, so there’s very easy access to join the coast path. The walk is northwards to Solva Harbour, just over 8 miles on the coast …

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South Wales Coast ~ Walk 6. Barry Island to East Aberthaw

This walk starts at Jackson’s Bay, Barry Island. It’s the nearest point to return to the coastline on the Wales Coast Path after Sully (see Walk 5). The start point is the entrance to Barry Yacht Club, overlooking Jackson’s Bay. This is a gem of a beach, lovely golden sands backed by cliffs, with a …

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South Wales Coast ~ Walk 5. Cardiff Bay to Sully

This walk starts near to Wales Millennium Centre, at the heart of Cardiff Bay. This area was once a major docks and trading centre, exporting vast quantities of coal from South Wales around the world. The docklands, known locally as ‘Tiger Bay’, was once a grimy industrial area. In recent decades it has been transformed …

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South Wales Coast ~ Walk 4. Newport (West) to Cardiff (East)

The start point for this walk was at Lighthouse Road, Duffryn, on the West side of Newport. The Wales Coast Path official route from the Transporter Bridge, Newport to Cardiff Bay is about 14 miles. This walk covers 10 miles of the coastline between the 2 cities. It was a fine October day, an autumnal …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 20. Broad Haven to Nolton Haven.

This circular walk heads north on the coast path from the beachfront at Broad Haven to Nolton Haven, returning to the start via quiet country lanes. Heavy overnight rain had given way to a much fresher day with sun and light cloud cover, very pleasant conditions for a coastal walk in November. We parked near …

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South Wales Coast ~ Walk 2. Goldcliff & Newport Wetlands

This walk covers the Wales Coast Path section between Goldcliff seawall to the RSPB Newport Wetlands Reserve. It’s an 11 miles loop walk, returning to Goldcliff. Wales Coast Path ~ way-marker on the seawall at Goldcliff. With views across the Severn Estuary and the flat low-lying landscape of the Gwent Levels, Goldcliff is a favourite …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 19. Marloes to Broad Haven

We returned to Marloes in October for our next walk in this series, to continue on the trail northwards to St. Brides Bay. We parked in a lay-by on the quiet country lane which leads from Marloes village towards the coast, fortunately it’s right opposite a gate for the link path which leads along fields …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 16. Sandy Haven to The Gann

Walk 16 starts on the western side of Sandy Haven, our previous walk having reached the eastern side of this tidal inlet. There’s very limited parking on this side of the Haven, a layby on the country lane near Skerryback Farm provides a safe space only a short distance uphill from the lane which leads …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 15. Milford Haven to Sandy Haven

Our plans to make progress with a series of walks on the Pembrokeshire coast this year were thrown into disarray when the coronavirus / Covid-19 global pandemic resulted in the UK implementing a national lockdown in March 2020. In Wales non-essential travel was limited to 5 miles from a home address and activities such as …

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