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Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
Garn Fawr & Garn Fechan Hillforts

Nat Park - Pembrokeshire Coast

County/Area - Pembrokeshire

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 1.5 miles / 2.4 km    Ascent - 300 feet / 91 metres

Time - 1 hours 0 minutes    Grade - easy

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Walk Route Description

Photo from the walk - Garn Fawr & Garn Fechan Hillforts
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This short Pembrokeshire walk explores the interesting volcanic landscape to the east of Garn Fawr hillfort. The rough craggy moorland, near Strumble Head, and includes the iron age forts of Garn Fawr, Garn Fechan and Ysgubor Fawr. Although only a short walk you may want to linger on the summit of Garn Fawr in the evening to enjoy the glorious sunsets that can be seen from here.

The walk starts from a small car park below the eastern flank of Garn Fawr (grid ref. SM899388). To start the walk, exit the car park and cross the lane to join the footpath opposite (with the wall on your left). After a few minutes walking you reach open country with the rocky outcrop of Garn Fechan ahead. Follow the path which climbs to the left-hand side of this outcrop. Just after reaching a smaller outcrop on the right, the path divides. Take the left-hand fork and follow the path which soon runs parallel to a wall on your left. Go left through the gap in the wall to reach a grassy track/path.

Turn left to and continue to a lane. Turn left and continue to the access track for Tan-y-mynydd. Turn right down the track. After 100 metres, turn left onto a clear track. The track soon turns left and then right before continuing across the northern flank of Garn Fawr to reach a group of buildings. Continue ahead with the buildings on your right. Look out for a rising path on your left heading up to the right of a large crag. Once at the top you can enjoy the extensive view both towards the coast and inland. At 213 metres above sea level it is the highest land in the area. The descending path follows a wall (on your left) down to the carpark below.

Other walks nearby

Walk 3479 Strumble Head & Garn Fawr Hillfortmoderate6.8 miles
Walk 3480 Strumble Head from Garn Fawreasy/mod5.0 miles
Walk 3481 Carregwastad Point from Strumble Headmoderate7.7 miles
Walk 1434 Abercastle Circular from Trefinmoderate7.5 miles
Walk 3477 Porthgain, Abereiddi Bay & Blue Lagooneasy3.7 miles

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