Pwllgwaelod to Newport

A short walk that can be extended by climbing up Carn Ingli for one of the best views in the UK. The initial hike up to Pen Y Fan on Dinas Island, the highest point on The Coast Path, rewards you with some great views.

ROUTE

  • Start up the lane, up the hill, for a short distance.
  • Continue climbing to the summit of Pen y Fan.
  • As you descend down the other side, the path splits. Keep to the top path. It’s the better one.
  • The wooded path as it descends into Cwm yr Eglwys is one of the prettiest sections of the entire Coast Path.
  • It is possible to avoid the hill - you can take the wheelchair & pushchair accessible path along the valley, behind the cafe.
  • From Cwm yr Eglwys, walk up the road to a house on the left. The Coast Path resumes behind it.
  • Pass two little secret beaches before you approach Newport estuary. After you pass a boat house, the path becomes a properly surfaced path.
  • Pass a few houses and, at low tide, drop down to the beach and walk over the rocks.
  • An alternative path needs to be followed if the tide is in.
  • An unusual slate causeway brings you on to The Parrog.
  • Keep on alongside the margins of the estuary until you reach the bridge.
  • A little way inland along the road brings you to Carreg Coetan, an exposed burial chamber.
  • Retrace your steps back along the estuary.
  • Take the second lane on the left into the village centre.
  • To continue to Carningli, walk up Market Street towards what’s left of the castle.
  • Carry on up Mill Lane to the right of the castle.
  • If in doubt, follow the acorn symbols that indicate where the route goes.
WEATHER
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Useful Information

Refreshments: Pub at Pwllgwaelod. Pubs and cafes in Newport.

Attractions en-route: West Wales Eco Centre in Newport, Carreg Coetan cromlech.

Nearest Tourist Information Centres: Fishguard Town, The Town Hall, Market Square

Tel: 01437 776636

E-mail: fishguard.tic@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

Newport, 2 Bank Cottages, Long Street.

Tel : 01239 820912

E-mail : info@newporttic.fsnet.co.uk 

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