In the age of social distancing, a holiday destination with lots of space, fresh sea air and spectacular scenery is hard to beat. Pembrokeshire is a popular place for walkers to visit due to our world-famous coast path, but there’s so much more to discover on a walking holiday in Pembrokeshire. With miles and miles of sandy beaches, shady river valleys and dramatic, windswept moorland to explore, there’s no better place to treat your trusty hiking boots to a wander. So, if walking in Pembrokeshire sounds like your kind of getaway, here are just some of the reasons why we think this part of West Wales is a hiker’s paradise.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path
We might as well start with our most well-known walking trail. Rated as one of the best walking routes in the world, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path doesn’t disappoint. While there are a few intrepid folks who come to trek the entire 186 miles from Poppit to Amroth (or vice versa), most visitors pick and choose a section or two to explore. The trail covers everything from sleepy coastal villages and sheer cliff tops to wide, sandy beaches and carn-capped hills. We might be a bit biased, as the St Davids Head section of the path is literally at the bottom of our campsite, but the views along the way are nothing short of breathtaking.
The Preseli Hills
Pembrokeshire may be more well-known for its coastal attractions, but there’s a whole other world to explore inland. The Preseli Hills (or Mynydd Preseli) have some of the most dramatic and spectacular views in the county. Steeped in mystery, myth and legend, these are the hills from which Stonehenge’s colossal boulders were sourced. Dotted with Neolithic burial chambers and ancient stone circles, this heather swathed landscape is closely connected with the legend of King Arthur and the place where Welsh folklore says feuding giants and mythical beasts once roamed.
A popular walking trail here is the Golden Road, an ancient trading route that hugs the ridge lines of these magnificent mountains. Just don’t forget your camera – the views here are incredible.
The Gwaun Valley
A walk along the Gwaun Valley is a bit like stepping back in time. They even still celebrate the ancient new year in this peaceful, wooded river valley. The walks here skirt the river Gwaun as it wends its way from the Preseli Hills to the nearby port of Fishguard. Sitting along the edge of the mountains, this lovely walk is perfect for anyone wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Walking in Pembrokeshire
While the above walking spots are some of our favourites, we’d be here all day if we tried to list them all. If you want to find more walks for people of all abilities, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park has a great resource on their Walks for All page that will help you search for walks by distance, location and type. And if you’re a Countryfile fan, you can see what they’ve got to say about the best walks in Pembrokeshire here.
Walking and camping at Rhosson Ganol
There aren’t many places where you can walk out of your tent or caravan straight onto one of the best walks in the world, so we’re pretty lucky here at Rhosson Ganol! And even the walking routes that aren’t directly accessible from the farm aren’t too far away by car or bus. So, if walking in Pembrokeshire sounds like your idea of heaven, why not come and explore our incredible county? You won’t be disappointed!
To book a pitch for your tent, caravan or camper van, hop over to our online booking page. If you have any queries about a camping holiday at Rhosson Ganol that aren’t answered on our website, you can always get in touch by email or phone.