With the Gower Peninsula designated the UK's first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' and the Pembrokeshire Coast being the only coastal National Park, you are guaranteed spectacular coastal scenery on this four day break - everything from pristine beaches, secluded bays, rugged cliffs and picturesque harbours combined with a great variety of flora and fauna. This is the perfect location for a walking holiday.
Day 2: Gower Peninsula
After your included breakfast our coach drops us off near Cheriton, on the North Gower Coast, where we meet our guides. We follow a path which leads us through a farm and down to the Salt Marshes, an area well known in fine dining circles for its Salt-Marsh Lamb. We continue along the edge of the Salt Marshes and pass through the pretty village of Landimore with the Weobley Castle close by. Our route takes us inland to Leason and then onto Oldwalls, where we stop for lunch at The Greyhound (not included). After lunch we follow a footpath down to Llanrhidian and join a lane along the coast which takes us by Little Wern-halog and Wernffrwd to the small village of Crofty. Here you can enjoy wonderful views across Llanrhidian Marsh, toward Llanmadoc hill and Whitford Lighthouse. Our coach takes us back to our hotel for your included evening meal. Today's walk is approximately 4 miles in the morning and 3 miles in the afternoon.
Day 3: Pembrokeshire Coast
After breakfast our coach takes us to meet our guides in St Petrox near Pembroke. Our walk leads us through the Stackpole Estate which is a beautiful mix of farmland, lakes, woodland, beaches and cliffs. We follow the path to the quaint harbour of Stackpole Quay and then walk past Greenala Point and Trewent Point to Freshwater East, a beautiful village where you can enjoy spectacular views all along this section of the coast. We stop for lunch (not included) and then continue our walk along West Moor Cliff to reach the secluded beach of Swanlake Bay. We carry on to the village of Manorbier where we can admire the fine Norman Castle with a priory, dovecote, fishpond, watermill, orchard and deer park. Our coach takes us back to our hotel for your included evening meal. Today's walk is approximately 5 miles in the morning and 3 miles in the afternoon.
Day 4: Cardiff
After your included breakfast we travel to Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. Cardiff's history dates back to Roman times and is home to a number of castles and historic sites. The 'big 3' attractions are Cardiff Castle, the Millennium Stadium and the National Museum all close to each other in the city centre. There are many other attractions as well as a generous scattering of shops. Queen Street is the main shopping area, where you'll find your favourite high street shops. If you prefer everything under one roof, head to St David's Shopping Centre; and for unique boutiques and cafés, the Victorian Arcades are a must-see. There are also plenty of places for you to relax and enjoy some food and drink. After some free time we continue the return journey home, arriving in your local area in the mid to late evening.
Safety and Comfort: The walks advertised are designed and led by an experienced walking guide. They are suitable for anyone who is fully mobile and reasonably fit (you need to be able to climb a stile without difficulty), though we realise everyone has their own pace so for your own health and safety there will also be a back marker to guide you. It is essential that you wear the appropriate footwear - either strong shoes or boots which give ankle support, with soles which give a good grip as surfaces may be uneven/wet etc. A waterproof coat, warm clothes and comfortable trousers are also strongly advisable. A rucksack/backpack is recommended to carry any extra clothes and drinks/snacks. Please note: Routes may be altered due to weather conditions. If you are not wearing suitable clothing, the walking guide has the right to stop you from participating for your own health and safety.