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Canada, Banff: Johnston Canyon & The Ink Pots

In summer 2019 we toured the Canadian Rockies including the magnificent Banff National Park. The Park is renowned for its many hiking routes and we chose to spend a day on one of the most popular trails at Johnston Canyon. This trail is famous for some wonderfully scenic waterfalls flowing through a limestone gorge and …

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Mexico, Coba: Climb a Mayan pyramid!

Riviera Maya is a popular holiday destination on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. The area is renowned for its coastline of pristine beaches, mangroves, lagoons, ecological reserves, adventure parks and amazing cenotes. The area is also famous for the many ancient Mayan archaeological ruins, but only at one site in the Yucatan Peninsula do you have the unique …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 14. Pembroke to Milford Haven

Our next walk on the Pembrokeshire coast path was from Pembroke to Milford Haven, which we completed in 2 stages. The first stage a ‘bridge to bridge’ 4 miles walk from Pembroke’s ancient stone arch Mill Bridge to the modern Cleddau Bridge and Burton Ferry, followed by an 8 mile afternoon ramble to Milford Haven. …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 13. Pwllcrochan to Pembroke

The next stage on our quest to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a six mile section from Pwllcrochan to Pembroke town. Starting out near Pwllcrochan Church we headed east along a country lane and then followed the path around the boundary of the power station. The large site is surprisingly well hidden from the …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 12. Angle Bay to Pwllcrochan

After the stunning scenery of the South Pembrokeshire coastline it was a little difficult to be enthused about the next stages of the coast path between Angle Bay and Cleddau Bridge. In the maritime heyday of tall sailing ships the natural deep waterway of Milford Haven was renowned for its scenic beauty and famously described …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 11. Freshwater West and Angle

This walk covered the coast path and countryside of the Angle Peninsula in South Pembrokeshire. We completed this walk in March 2019 on a weekend of fine blue sky spring weather, perfect conditions for a coastal walk. Our start point was the beach car park at West Angle Bay which is situated at the end …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 10. Castlemartin Range West

The coastline between the Green Bridge of Wales and Freshwater West lies within the military training area of Castlemartin Range West. As this area has no public access, the official Wales Coast Path route turns inland at Stack Rocks, missing out the coastline by following the highway lanes to Castlemartin village and onto Freshwater West. …

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Ceredigion Coast Walk 1. Gwbert to St. Dogmael’s

In late February we ventured to Ceredigion, West Wales, for our first coast path walks outside of Pembrokeshire. Ceredigion is Pembrokeshire’s northern neighbour and the county boundary is the estuary of the River Teifi. We stayed at The Gwbert Hotel in the coastal hamlet of Gwbert-on-Sea, three miles north of Cardigan. The hotel is located directly on …

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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk 9. St. Govan’s & Green Bridge of Wales

This walk from St. Govan’s headed westwards across a remote, rugged and wild coastal landscape until reaching the awesome natural rock feature the Green Bridge of Wales. As this area is part of the Ministry Of Defence Castlemartin Range East, access is restricted on military training days and planning a walk here in advance is …

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