Pembrokeshire Coast Walk
Angle Peninsula from West Angle Bay
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Walk Route Description
This easy and rewarding coastal walk explores the Angle Peninsula. The route follows the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which offers some excellent views to Thorn Island, the mouth of Milford Haven and Angle Bay.
The route starts form the car park at West Angle Bay beach (grid ref. SM854032). After parking turn right along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path with the sea on your left. At the far end of the car park to join a track. Continue on the rising track, ignoring a path off to the left by two concrete blocks. At the next fork, bear left to reach a fingerpost. Take the right fork here and continue onto the top of the cliffs. You soon get views across Milford Sound.
As you make progress Thorn Island comes into view. Bear right by the concrete seat and continue along the coast path. Rounding the headland, you can see the oil and gas jetties across Milford Haven. The path follows the boundary of Chapel Bay Fort and Museum to join a tarmac road (grid ref. SM859036). Continue ahead onto a gravel track. Continue past a cottage and shortly after leave the track bearing left onto the signed coast path. Continue through a gate and follow the path between trees to pass through two more gates. The view across Milford Haven opens again on your left.
Continue along the clear path passing through a number of gates to meet a track which leads down to the lifeboat station. Go straight across the track following the fingerpost. After passing through scrub the path emerges into a field. Continue past the Old Point House (refreshments in season) and follow a gravel track at the top od the pebble beach. Passing a large house on the right and continue past some cottages on the right. Reaching a four-way fingerpost continue straight ahead. Follow the track passing the church on your right to reach a road. Turn right and follow this road (B4320) through Angle village. Continue straight ahead to reach the car park used at the start of the walk.
Other walks nearby
Walk 3498 Freshwater West & Angle - moderate - 8.7 miles/14.1 km
Walk 3496 St Anne's Head & Dale Peninsula - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 3473 Marloes Peninsular Circular - easy/mod - 7.0 miles/11.4 km
Walk 3362 Marloes Sands Circular - easy - 4.5 miles/7.3 km
Walk 3367 Nab Head & Musselwick Sands from Marloes - easy/mod - 6.2 miles/10.1 km
Walk 3365 Bosherston Lily Ponds, Broad Haven & St. Govan's Chapel - easy/mod - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 3495 St. Govan's Chapel, Bosherston & Elegug Stacks - moderate - 9.6 miles/15.6 km
Walk 3366 Bosherston Lily Ponds from Broad Haven - easy - 3.4 miles/5.5 km
Walk 3364 The Stackpole Estate from Stackpole Quay - easy - 5.0 miles/8.1 km
Walk 2056 Pointz Castle from Solva - easy/mod - 5.5 miles/8.9 km
Recommended Books & eBooks
Walking in Pembrokeshire
Guidebook to 40 circular walks in Pembrokeshire in Wales. Routes take in the dramatic beauty of the national park and its coast, the Daugleddau and the Preseli Hills, while exploring wooded gorges, prehistoric hillforts and medieval castles. Walks range from 1 to 12 miles and route descriptions are accompanied by 1:50,000 OS map extracts.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path
This guidebook describes the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. The scenic 180 mile (291km) long-distance walk from Amroth to St Dogmaels takes around 2 weeks to walk, with soaring rugged cliffs, tranquil inlets and broad sandy beaches. With planning schedules, route description and accommodation guidance. Includes a 1:25,000 OS map booklet.
This pocket handbook to navigation will help you master the necessary map and compass skills for mountain walking. Chapters include map scales, symbols and contours, grid references, map reading, bearings, route planning and night and bad-weather navigation, as well as navigating with a GPS.