Organiser – Richie
Where – Caerhafod Lodge, Llanrhian, (Nr. St Davids), Pembrokeshire Wales SA62 5BD
When – 6th – 8th July 2018 (Fri – Sun) Cost – £119.00 (includes 2 nights’ accommodation and guided walks)
For this weekend we plan to walk in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. We will depart on Friday evening and head west to our exclusive hire accommodation at Caerhafod Lodge, which overlooks the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline. Car sharing will be available for those that need it and options will be announced nearer the time. The Lodge sleeps 23 in 5 bedrooms, all en-suite with bed linen provided. It also has a good self-catering kitchen and a cosy common room.
Caerhafod Lodge was opened in 2001 in beautifully converted stone barns, it offers comfortable hostel accommodation within the Pembrokeshire Coast National park. Self catering kitchen, large sitting room, two stunning sea view patio’s with BBQ. There is a superb, fully equipped self catering kitchen diner. This comprises of two 4 burner hobs, two Salamander catering grills, one large oven two microwave ovens, two toasters, three electric kettles, one fridge and a fridge freezer. There is also a breakfast bar and there are three refectory tables, all with stools.
On Saturday we will have a short 30 minutes drive to Strumble Head Lighthouse which is the start / finish point of our circular walk. Our route which is about 14km follows the stunning coastal path round towards Pwll Deri hostel. We then head inland before reaching the coast again near Carregwastad Point. The coastal path is then followed west back to the lighthouse. Once back in the transport, we will then drive 30 minutes to St. David’s, the UK’s smallest city, dominated by the impressive cathedral for a quick look round (and a visit to the ice-cream shop!) before returning to the accommodation for hot showers and then an evening meal at a local pub (options for those who want to self-cater at the accommodation).
On Sunday we will leave the hostel and drive to Manorbier, in South Pembrokeshire. Our walk is a 19km coastal path classic. From the car park close to Manorbier hostel we will walk to the coast for the impressive sight of Church Doors Cove, from here we follow the coastal path west passing the beaches of Manorbier Bay, Swanlake Bay, and Freshwater East before arriving at our destination at the stunning Barafundle Bay we will then walk inland to visit to the beautiful Lily Ponds at Bosherston. We depart and plan to be back in London around 8:00pm on Sunday evening.