St Govans to Angle

This stage can be a tough route with many steep uphill sections but has an amazing diversity of  landscape. Towering sea cliffs and stacks with The Green Bridge of Wales and Stack Rocks, home to thousands of squabbling sea birds, highlights on the way.

The landscape changes as you reach the dune backed surfers paradise of Freshwater West beach, location for several Hollywood films.

The path takes you across the Angle Pennisula into the shelter of the Milford Haven waterway and views of the Nepolionic fort of Thorn Island and journey's end at The Old Point House pub, a short walk from the village.

 

ROUTE

  • Check the ranges are open before heading for St Govans. Tel 01646 662367.
  • Head west on a level track past the impressive chasms of Stennis Ford and Huntsmans Leap.
  • The little beach at Flimston can be reached, but only if you’re a good scrambler.
  • Take a look at Stack Rocks, teeming with nesting sea birds in May and June, and the natural arch of the Green Bridge of Wales before heading inland as the ranges west of here are out of bounds.
  • Range West (west of Stack Rocks) can only be crossed on a guided walk. The National Park and The Ramblers organise them during the summer.
  • Bypassing the next inland section to Freshwater West is possible (and allowed!) by catching the Coastal Cruiser walkers bus. It cuts out 5½ miles. Just make sure you check an up-to-date timetable before hand.
  • Walk the length of the magnificent Freshwater West before heading through the dunes and over the cliffs.
  • The next section is strenuous and there are no escape routes until you reach West Angle Bay (toilets and cafe).
  • The path passes the old Napolionic fort on Thorn Island before heading east into the more sheltered Milford Haven waterway.
  • The path is easy now but with quite a few stiles as it crosses numerous field boundaries.
  • You soon reach the door of The Point House Inn, overlooking tranquil East Angle Bay. It will take a very strong will to forego stopping!
  • Angle village is a short walk along the track from here.
  • If in doubt, follow the acorn symbols that indicate where the route goes.
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Useful Information

Attractions en-route: St Govan’s Chapel. Stack Rocks & The Green Bridge of Wales. The fortified tower in Angle village.

Nearest Tourist Information Centres : Tenby, Upper Park Road (Next to the bus station)

Tel : 01834 842404  

E-mail : tenbytic@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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