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Walking the Coastal Path

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path covers 186 miles of National Trail stretching from St Dogmaels in the north... to Amroth in the south.

It was opened in 1970 and offers walkers amazing coastal scenery and wildlife.

The trail is dominated by fishing and farming activities, which support a wide variety of small coastal settlements.

There are many reminders of the maritime tradition, when the sea was the main form of transport, before road and rail.

The Vikings had a great interest in the local area and this is reflected in some of the names that you can see along the way, which include Goodwick and the islands of Skomer and Skokholm.

In Norman times, significant castles were built in Pembroke, Tenby and Manorbier, which demonstrated their authority and the high position that Pembrokeshire held in the country... indeed Henry VII was born in Pembroke Castle!

Along the trail, you'll find many small harbours, lime kilns, warehouses and sites for brickworks, which provide a strong reminder of the industrial tradition, that held sway during the 19th century.

However, now, much of this industrial past is gone, leaving the relics of those times to enjoy... providing unique atmosphere and settings for tourism.