Mynydd Carningli from Newport
Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
Nat Park - Pembrokeshire Coast
County/Area - Pembrokeshire
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 4.5 miles / 7.3 km Ascent - 1050 feet / 318 metres
Time - 3 hours 20 minutes Grade - easy/mod
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Walk Route Description
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This short hill walk from Newport (Pembrokeshire) explores the rugged hill of Mynydd Carningli lying to the south of the town. The summit of this former volcano offers fine views north to the coast. The walk needs careful navigation as there are many paths that cross the rocky moorland landscape. However, the objective is always in view.
The start is the car park beside the estuary and sands on Parrog Road in Newport (grid ref. SN052396). After parking exit the car park and turn right along Parrog Road from where you get a pleasant view of Mynydd Carningli. Continue uphill to the A487. Turn right and the sharp left into Upper West Street. Continue ahead into Upper Bridge Street and Church Street. Pass St Mary Church on your left and continue to a fork in the road. Bear right up the lane (signed no through road) and continue uphill for 350 metres to where the lane forks (grid ref. SN059385) and bear left along a lane. Follow the lane and bear left at the first junction and continue to a fingerpost. Just past the fingerpost, turn right up a track between hedges. After 200 metres you enter open access land.
The path runs parallel with fields on your right before entering open moorland with Mynydd Carningli rising ahead. After 300 metres go straight across a path running east to west and continue steeply uphill to reach the remains of Carningli's hillfort. The path swings southwest and continues to the highest point of Carningli Common. Allow time to enjoy the superb view before starting the descent. From the summit pick your way down the slope in a northeasterly direction to re-join the path used on the outward route. All that remains in a downhill stroll back to Newport and the car park on Parrog Road.
Other walks nearby
|Dinas Island from Cwm-yr-Eglwys
|The Preseli Ridge along the Golden Road
|Foel Eryr Circular, Preseli Hills
|Pwllygranant & Cebwr Bay from Moylgrove
|Foel Cwmcerwyn from Rosebush, Preseli Hills
|Foel Drygarn Hillfort, Preseli Hills
|Foel Drygarn Hillfort circular, Preseli Hills
|Cemaes Head & Clawddcam from Poppit Sands
|Cwm yr Esgyr & Cemaes Head from Poppit Sands
|Strumble Head & Garn Fawr Hillfort
Recommended Books & eBooks
The Wales Coast Path
A single guidebook to walking the whole Wales Coast Path - 1400km (870 miles) the length of Wales from Chester to Chepstow, including Anglesey, described in 57 stages. The route passes through the Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Parks and many AONBs and can be linked with the Offa's Dyke Path for a complete circuit of Wales.