Martin's Haven to Nolton Haven

14 miles

This is Haven heaven, stringing together 6 bays with a ‘Haven’ name:

Martin’s Haven, St Bride’s Haven, Little Haven, Broad Haven, Druidston Haven and Nolton Haven.

It’s a relatively easy walk to start with, as there’s very little change in elevation until you pass Little Haven – it gets a bit more strenuous after. If the tide is well out then its possible to walk from Little Haven to Broad Haven along the beach cutting out the steep hill.

This route has some spectacular scenery especially when you get to Haroldson Chins so don’t forget the camera!

Route

  • Head east from Martin’s Haven for 1½ miles

  • If the tide is out, take a look at Musselwick Sands before veering round to the north

  • After a couple of miles, you’ll turn a corner and spy both St Bride’s Haven (toilets) and St Bride’s Castle, a 19th Century baronial mansion, now a plush self-catering complex

  • St Bride’s Haven was the site of a Mesolithic flint factory. Take a look at the church if you have time

  • Proceed along gradually higher cliffs until you emerge onto a very short section of road

  • The path then drops rapidly towards Little Haven, finally descending steep steps to The Cobb

  • If the tide is well out, you can walk to Broad Haven along the beach to avoid the steep hill in between

  • A gradual gradient north of Broad Haven brings you to a spectacular viewpoint at Haroldston Chins

  • Take to the road for half a mile as you pass Druidston Hotel, then head down a track to the beach

  • It’s a bit steep up the far side but self-catering. It’s fairly level until you drop gently down to Nolton Haven

  • If in doubt, follow the acorn symbols that indicate where the route goes

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Useful info

Refreshments: Pubs and cafes in Little Haven and Broad Haven. Hotel at Druidston. Pub in Nolton Haven.

Parking: National Trust car park at Martin’s Haven. Car park behind the beach at Nolton Haven.

Nearest Tourist Information Centre: Haverfordwest

Tel: 01437 775244

E-mail: haverfordwestlendinglibrary@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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