7 miles

Pwllgwaelod to Newport

A short walk that can be extended by climbing up Carningli above Newport 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.

As you descend into Cwm y Eglwys you’ll see the remains of a chapel destroyed by a fierce storm in 1859.

Aberfforest is a small pebble beach protected by high cliffs so it’s a great spot for a swim if you wish.


  • 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 pub

  • From Cwm yr Eglwys, walk up the road to a house on the left. The Coast Path resumes behind it

  • Pass two secret beaches of Aberfforest and Aber Rhigian before you approach Newport. After you pass a boathouse, 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.

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Useful information

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

Attractions en-route: Carreg Coetan cromlech.

Nearest Tourist Information Centre: Haverfordwest

Tel: 01437 775244

E-mail: haverfordwestlendinglibrary@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

I can highly recommend Pembrokeshire - it has everything for a great holiday!

Valery Collins, Experienced Traveller