Pembrokeshire’s hidden waterway

The Daugleddau estuary

The Daugleddau estuary is the coming together of four rivers; the Western and Eastern Cleddau, Carew and Cresswell rivers in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The upper reaches of the Daugleddau estuary are particularly stunning; with steep, wooded banks alternating with gently sloping farmland.

Most of the waterway is hidden away from the world but a great way to explore this hidden world has to be by kayak or canoe. With superb sheltered waters what could be better than guiding your kayak down a tiny pill with just the sound of the birds and the gentle sway of the water for company.

The numerous pills and creeks, and the foreshore of the main channel are nationally important for the thousands of wintering waders and wildfowl which feed on the mudflats at low tide and roost on the banks and fringing marsh at high tide.

The entire estuary can be explored but you’ll need an Ordnance Survey map to follow the 59-mile marked Landsker Borderlands trail. Short sections of the estuary can be walked including routes from Lawrenny and Landshipping.


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