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Strumble Head from Garn Fawr Walk
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 5.0 miles / 8.1 km
Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres
Grade - easy/mod
Start - OS grid reference SM899388
Lat 52.0077640 + Long -5.0626300
Postcode SA64 0JJ (approx. location only)
A Pembrokeshire walk exploring the coast south of Strumble. The route also includes an ascent of the volcanic Garn Fawr which was the site of an Iron Age Hillfort. The route uses country lanes to reach Strumble Head from where the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is followed for most of the way back to the start. The final section over Garn Fawr provides an excellent panorama of the coast and countryside just visited.
The start is the small car park lying to the east of Garn Fawr (grid ref. SM899388). Exit the car park and turn left and follow the lane downhill for 1.5 kilometres. On this section you pass the farm at Caerlem to reach T-junction (grid ref. SM903399). Turn left signed to Strumble Head and follow the road for 1.5 kilometres to reach Strumble Head.
Descend the road towards the lighthouse to turn left onto the signed Pembrokeshire Coast Path (grid ref. SM895412). The path heads along the cliff tops in a southerly direction offering easy and relaxed walking. Stay on the coast path for just over 4 kilometres enjoying the beautiful coastal scenery until you reach a lane (grid ref. SM893388).
Cross the road and take the waymarked left-hand driveway following it as it bends to the right. Continue straight ahead to join the path climbing onto Garn Fawr. The path climbs steeply to the right of an obvious crag to reach the summit from where you can enjoy a panorama that includes the route just completed. To complete the walk, descend on the clear path that follows a wall (on your left) down to the carpark below.