Accessible walks in Pembrokeshire

Walking is a great way to explore Pembrokeshire, and this includes wheelchair walks.

Gentle strolls and wheelchair access walks, perfect for families with pushchairs too, are available right across Pembrokeshire.

Here are some of the best accessible walks in Pembrokeshire

The Welsh Wildlife Centre

  • Park: Disabled parking outside Wildlife Centre building
  • Walk: 3km wheelchair walk to Old Cardigan Bridge
  • Toilet: Accessible toilets ground floor in centre.
  • Café: Access to Glasshouse Café by lift (seasonal)

Every season has its place at this wonderful wildlife centre and there is always something going on either in the centre or out in the wetland reserve. Come watch huge flocks of wintering birds, check out the latest willow sculptures, set the kids loose in the outdoor playground or enjoy a cup of  tea in the magnificent Glasshouse café. If you’re looking for a space that will have something for all the family this is it.

There are two accessible walkways through the wildlife area, one of which is the wonderful 3km trail through the Teifi Marshes to Cardigan Old Bridge. Remember to bring your binoculars and bird watching book.

Llys y Fran Country Park

  • Park: Llys y Fran car park
  • Walk: 2.4km wheelchair walk on Eastern reservoir
  • Toilet: Accessible toilets adjacent to car park
  • Café: Accessible cafe at Llys-y-Fran centre (seasonal)

Llys-y-Frân is a 350 acre country park set in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside. The main focus of the park is its reservoir and its dramatic 100 foot high dam that sends water crashing down into the River Syfynwy. The park is a haven of peace and tranquillity, with a great variety of trees and wildlife, both on and off the water.

From the car park there is a 2.4km trail around the eastern side of the reservoir, most suitable for wheelchair access, with a children’s playground and plenty of picnic spots to stop and admire the view. Retrace your steps once the path narrows. The path then continues round the reservoir crosses a bridge and becomes more narrow and muddy, with steep gradients in places.

Bosherston Lakes

  • Park: Car park at Stackpole Walled Mencap Gardens
  • Walk: 3.8km return wheelchair walk signposted ‘Grassy Bridge’
  • Toilet: Accessible toilet at Stackpole Walled Mencap Gardens
  • Café: Accessible café at Stackpole Walled Mencap Gardens (seasonal)

The National Trust woodlands on the Stackpole Estate have been developed to offer a wealth of accessible trails in this beautiful corner of Pembrokeshire.

Park at the Mencap walled garden and head down the road onto the 8-Arch bridge and Bosherston Lily Pond walk. Walking along the ponds you will see a wealth of wildlife, including friendly robins and maybe an otter. The Grassy Bridge is your destination or you can also walk further, although it gets sandy, to a seat overlooking Broadhaven beach. Shady in the summer, sheltered in the winter.

Canaston Woods, Narberth

  • Park: Blackpool Mill
  • Walk: 300m wheelchair walk signposted ‘Leat Walk’
  • Toilet: Nearest accessible toilets in Narberth
  • Refreshments - cafes in Narberth or pub in Robeston Wathen

Canaston Woods are beautiful any time of the year. This ancient woodland has been in existence for at least 300 years and was originally part of the Slebech Estate. The woods have a wealth of history and were once used for hunting deer and wild boar. Foxes and wild squirrels are the biggest animals you will now see in the woods, which are abundant with birds, insects and wild flowers alongside the forest tracks and paths.

The Leat walk is a short, 300m accessible trail through the woods from Blackpool Mill to a viewing area overlooking the Eastern Cleddau river. What it lacks in distance it more than makes up for in scenery and wildlife. A good place to sit and enjoy the silence.

Brunel Trail, Neyland

  • Park: Car park at Westfiled Pill, under bridge
  • Walk: 6km wheelchair walk, signposted ‘Celtic Trail Route 4’
  • Toilet: Accessible toilets in Neyland Marina
  • Café: Café at Neyland Marina

There is a little gem of a walk out of Neyland marina to Johnston. Originally a railway, used  as the western terminus for Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway, it has been given a new lease of life as a cycle route, forming part of the Celtic Trail Route 4.

You will need to pass through two ‘A’ frames gates near the start of your walk and then you have a clear stretch of tarmac path, gentle gradients and woodland scenery to Johnston. It’s a fantastic route for everyone.

Saundersfoot to Stepaside

  • Park: Saundersfoot Harbour
  • Walk: 3km wheelchair walk to Wiseman’s Bridge (4km return to Stepaside)
  • Toilet: Accessible toilets at Harbour and Regency Car Parks
  • Café: Saundersfoot has many cafes in and around the town, lots with outside seating.

This lovely coastal path follows the old railway line that used to carry coal from the local mines to Saundersfoot harbour. You can park in Saundersfoot and make your way along The Strand and through the tunnel to Coppit Hall car park.

The trail passes through two tunnels, one short, one long, just before Wiseman’s Bridge, so remember to bring a torch to light your way.

At Wiseman’s Bridge you can extend your walk by crossing the road, by the toilets, to access a new path up Pleasant Valley to Stepaside Ironworks. A lovely up and back through woodland if you want to extend your walk to a 4km return.

For more great walks, maps and advice on accessible walking in the National Park see the PCNP 'walks for all' guide.

Discover more walking routes including our ideas for  Spring walks with breathtaking views, our top Autumn walks and our fireside winter walks that all end up somewhere nice and warm.

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