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St. David's Head & Carn Llidi

Nat Park - Pembrokeshire Coast

County/Area - Pembrokeshire

Author - Jacinta Ashworth

Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km

Ascent - 300 feet / 91 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference SM734272
Lat 51.897153 // Long -5.294975
Postcode SA62 6PS (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

An impressively rugged coastal walk with perhaps the finest seaboard hill in Pembrokeshire, Carn Llidi (595 ft ; 181m), for the climax. Starting from the glorious sweep of Whitesands Bay, the walk goes around the rocky and rugged headland, then turns inland over the shoulder and around the base of Carn Llidi, with an option of climbing to the summit for the magnificent view. Although the coastal part of the route is rockier than most, there are no particularly strenuous sections.

GPS Files - Notes

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These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3483 Penberry & St Davids Head from Whitesands Bay - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 1210 Porth Clais to St Justinian's - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 3476 Porthgain & Blue Lagoon from Abereiddy - easy/mod - 6.5 miles/10.6 km

Walk 2056 Pointz Castle from Solva - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km

Walk 3477 Porthgain, Abereiddi Bay & Blue Lagoon - easy - 3.7 miles/6 km

Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.


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