Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section

A walking holiday from St Dogmael's to St Davids along the Pembrokeshire coast.

6 to 8 nights
66 miles
Moderate to Moderate / Demanding

From £520 per person

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About this route

The north section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path begins in St Dogmael's and continues along the coastline and clifftops to the cathedral city of St Davids. The trail takes in a wealth of history, wildlife and wild scenery as it meanders through a series of pretty villages and sandy beaches.

The viewpoints of Cemaes Head, Stumble Head and St Davids Head in particular offer excellent opportunities to spot dolphins, seals and birds, coupled with amazing views across to Ireland, Cardigan Island and Ramsey Island. The geological landscaping is especially fascinating along this stretch, with plenty of interesting caves and off-shore stacks to admire along the way. 

This route can be walked in the opposite direction upon request. Please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section map
St Dogmael's to St Davids
66 miles (106 km)
2nd January to 24th December

Holiday Highlights

Admiring the dramatic, rugged geology of the coastline, including The Witches Cauldron and the Blue Lagoon in Abereiddy.

Spotting grey seals, dolphins and porpoises from the high cliff tops of Pembrokeshire, including Cemaes Head, Strumble Head and St Davids Head.

Exploring the quaint little towns of St Dogmaels, Fishguard and St Davids along the path. 

Available tours

CodeTourDurationDifficultyPrice per person
PCPN0 From St Dogmaels to St David's 6 nights, 5 days walking Moderate / Demanding£520
PCPN1 From St Dogmaels to St David's 7 nights, 6 days walking Moderate / Demanding£605
PCPN2 From St Dogmaels to St David's 8 nights, 7 days walking Moderate£685

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section 6 nights, 5 days walking

£NNN per person
  • Itinerary
  • What's included?
  • Extra nights?
  • Tour facts
  • Route profile
  • Travel info
  • Weather
Start

Travel to St Dogmaels where your first night's accommodation has been booked

Day 1

St Dogmaels to Newport. 15 miles (24km)

Day 2

Newport to Goodwick/Fishguard. 14 miles (22.5km)

Day 3

Goodwick/Fishguard to Aber Mawr(T). 12.5 miles (20km)

Day 4

Aber Mawr(T) to Abereiddy(T). 10 miles (16km)

Day 5

Abereiddy(T) to St David's. 14.5 miles (23.5km)

Finish

Depart from St David's after breakfast

Your Itinerary

This itinerary lists our preferred overnight stops for this tour. Sometimes there may be a shortage of available accommodation in a preferred location, in which case we will transfer you from the trail to your accommodation and back again at no extra charge. Overnight stops marked with a (T) will always require transfers as standard.

The daily mileages quoted are average trail miles only and do not include the distance from the trail to your accommodation. We do not expect you to have to walk more than a mile from the trail to your accommodation; should your accommodation be further than this, transfers will be provided as standard.

Below are the additional costs that may apply depending on your requirements. Dog friendly tours are subject to a Daily Dog Charge, which will be listed below if applicable. Our standard prices per person are based upon two people sharing a room; if you are walking on your own, or are part of a group but require a room of your own, then the Solo Walker or Single Supplements apply respectively:

A note about transfers
Solo Walker Supplement
£35.00 per person / per night
Single Supplement
£25.00 per person / per night

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Abereiddy(T))
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

What's included?

  • 6 nights accommodation in en-suite rooms (where available) in selected B&B’s, hotels, inns and guesthouses along the trail, or a short distance away via taxi provided at our expense.
  • Breakfast each day.
  • Door to door luggage transfer.
  • Maps with the route marked on and a guidebook or route notes describing the trail.
  • An information pack containing an itinerary, instructions on how to find your accommodation each night and a kit list.
  • Detailed travel instructions on how to get to the start of your holiday and back from the end of it.

Extra Nights & Rest Days

If you would like to spend some time exploring, shopping or simply relaxing in Pembrokeshire, taking an extra night is a wonderful way to extend your holiday.

Newport is an excellent choice for a rest day. It is a delightful little town with an interesting collection of shops, cafes and inns. It is also an ideal base from which to visit the historic village of Nevern, Pentre Ifan cromlech and Castell Henlys, a fascinating excavated and partially reconstructed Iron Age village.

There is a lot to see in Nevern. Overlooked by a ruined Norman castle, St Brynachs Church has many features of interest. In the churchyard is the famous 'bleeding yew', which drips blood-red sap. Legend has it that the tree will bleed until a Welsh lord of the manor is reinstated in the castle.

Also in the churchyard is a magnificent richly carved 10th century Celtic cross. Above it on a rock face is the Pilgrim's Cross. The chancel of the church was built slightly out of alignment with the nave to represent Christ's inclined head on the cross. In the windowsill of the south transept is the Maglocunus Stone with Ogham inscriptions from the 5th century.

Many people have an extra night in St Davids at the end of the tour to explore this delightful 'city' or to take a boat out to the abundant wildlife on Ramsay or Grassholm islands.

You can add rest days at any of the overnight stops:

Extra night (Standard)
£50.00 per person / per night
Extra night (Abereiddy(T))
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St David's)
£55.00 per person / per night
Extra night (St Dogmaels)
£55.00 per person / per night

Tour Facts

Total distance: 66 miles (106 km)
Duration: 6 nights, 5 days walking
Minimum daily distance: 10 miles (16 km)
Maximum daily distance: 15 miles (24 km)
Code: PCPN0 Grade: Moderate / Demanding
Season: 2nd January - 24th December
Start of holiday: St Dogmaels
End of holiday: St David's

Route Profile

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section Route Profile

Travel Information

Detailed instructions on how to get to the start of the holiday and back from the end, are sent with your full holiday pack. A summary is given below:

By Air - The most convenient major city and international airports are Bristol and Cardiff.

By Rail - The nearest rail stations to the start of the trail (St Dogmael's) are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 21.5 miles away) or Carmarthen (about 30 miles away). The nearest rail stations to the end of the trail (St David's) are either Fishguard & Goodwick (about 15.5 miles away) or Haverfordwest (about 16 miles away).

By Bus - Various bus services run to St Dogmael's and from St David's.

From London - Trains run from London Paddington station to Fishguard and Goodwick. From there a bus/taxi will be required to St Dogmael's.

Return To The Start - The easiest way to return to the start of the trail, is to take the bus from St David's to St Dogmael's.

Weather Information

To find out more about the weather forecast for your chosen holiday's general location, please see the following websites:

  • MetCheck - This website allows you to look up detailed weather information for specific locations as far as six months in advance.
  • Met Office - This website shows regional area forecasts a few days in advance, with a general UK forecast description of up to 30 days in advance.
  • Mountain Forecast - This website shows what the forecast is like up on specific hills and fells, and offers forecasts a few days in advance.

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Customer reviews from the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - North Section

“The PCP is brilliant! And thanks to Contours for arranging almost perfect weather! It was a great holiday. Having just completed the West Highland Way. . . . the overall PCP experience was far superior.”
Mr Rosengren, USA
“The accommodations were all fine… Our luggage arrived before we did at each location. So we're satisfied customers.”
Mr Nebel, USA
“Contours organized all details to the best. The combination of Contours and lovely citizens of Wales created a great Holiday to us. Thank you! Organisation, information and documents provided created an environment you feel safe and combatable.”
Mr Hoeft, Germany
“A very memorable holiday and highly recommended.”
Mr Pitkin, UK
“Once again, an amazing walk.”
Mrs Deadman, UK
“Really enjoyable hike, with absolutely spectacular scenery and opportunities to add a little spice to it with a swim or other activities en route.”
Dr O’Rourke, USA
“Lucky with mostly dry weather in which to enjoy a coastline of occasionally turquoise seas, rugged cliffs, rocky coves with small seal pups. Hedgerows packed with blackberries.”
Ms Brown, UK

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