The Pembrokeshire Coast Path runs between St. Dogmaels in the north and Amroth in the south following as much of the coastline of the county as possible - a total of 186 miles. Inspired by a random thought, and supported by the Trailblazer Publications book by Jim Manthorpe, we had walked the north-most section between St. Dogmaels and Newport in October 2005. Not wanting to leave it too long to complete another section we decided to walk from where we finished in Newport to Fishguard in May 2012. We stayed at the Cartref Hotel in Fishguard on Friday and Saturday night. On Saturday morning we travelled to Newport by bus (Richards Bros. service 412) then found our way to where we had finished last time and headed off on the path at about 9.15. This section of the path was easier then the first section we tackled but no less scenic. Unlike the first section it include a few beaches. We decided to omit the walk around Dinas ‘Island’ by taking the short cut path from Cwm-yr-Eglwys to Pwllgwaelod where we stopped for a drink and to eat our packed lunch at the Old Sailors Restaurant. We took things at a leisurely pace, arriving in Lower Fishguard (whose harbour served as a film set for Moby Dick and Under Milkwood) at about 17.15 for a well deserved (we thought) pint or two at the Ship Inn before walking up the road back to our hotel. The distance we walked was about 10 miles. The scenery, like the first section is spectacular and the route of the path quite varied - the photographs below give some idea.
Tony and Chloe and Jeff on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path 26th May 2012