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St. David's Head & Carn Llidi
Introduction to Walk 2057

Photo from the walk - 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

Time - 2 hours 30 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This part of South Wales is noted for its scenic interest combined with rich history. An impressively rugged coastal walk lying within the Pembrokeshire National Park with perhaps the finest seaboard hill in South Wales, Carn Llidi, as the climax. Starting from 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. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers. Travel restrictions for exercise in Wales and Scotland will be lifted in early July.

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