The 186 mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path is world famous for its spectacular coastal views and is one of the 18 National Trails in the UK. The Preseli Hills offer a different perspective on the county. Rising to 536 metres it boasts spectacular views across the county and offers trails such as the 7 mile ‘Golden Road’ linking the sites of ancient Celtic settlements along the ridge of the Preseli’s. The routes along the Coast Path and through the Preselis are well mapped and a number of leaflets are available from local organisations such as the National Park Authority and Pembrokeshire Greenways.
Alongside these, there are approximately 453 miles of other routes around the county along bridleways and footpaths taking in the scenery and habitats of the Cleddau estuary and other areas.
Things to consider when cycling in Pembrokeshire
- TALK to Information centers, local authorities and land owners before your walk and get permission, particularly if your not walking the coastal path. They may also be aware of local information important to you and the environment.
- RETURN knowing you have left the area as unspoilt as you found it and ready to be enjoyed again.
- ENSURE you remain aware of your surroundings during your walk and avoid straying from designated routes. Many of the rare plants found on some of these paths can easily be damaged or destroyed when stepped on.
- ASK about any local codes of conduct, byelaws and restrictions as well as general good practices and safety guidelines and follow them. After all they are there for a reason.
- DECIDE your route and research it out before you go. Avoid wildlife wherever possible. Many species of wildlife live in, on or around many of the popular paths and routes particularly during nesting and breeding seasons (Birds Mar – Jul, Seals Aug – Feb). Avoid needlessly disturbing or harassing them, you could be committing a criminal offence!