Walking

Walking

Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

Walking

A short but spectacular walk around the end of the Marloes Peninsula.

Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery and chances to spot wildlife

No deer to see, but lots of seals (pups in autumn), heather and wildflowers, spectacular rocks and sea views. You'll see most of Pembrokeshire's islands from here.

Map

Map route for Martin's Haven the Deer Park walk

Start:

Martin's Haven car park, grid ref: SM760090

1

At the far end of the car park go through the gate on your left and follow the path along the field edge behind Rath Cottage.

2

At the far end of the car park go through the gate on your left and follow the path along the field edge behind Rath Cottage.

3

Follow the path round the coastline of the deer park, enjoying the views of the off-shore islands. Skokholm lies to the south (on your left), and Grassholm with its gannets is on the horizon. The treacherous waters of Jack Sound lie between the deer park and Midland Isle. If it's not too breezy, sit for a while and watch the seabirds.

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4

The rocky bays below the cliffs are used by seals.

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5

At the far corner of the deer park, climb Wooltack Point for spectacular views across St Bride's Bay.

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6

Climb to the coastguard hut. This is now an active coastwatch point operated by the National Coastwatch Institute. Enjoy the views - this is a great place for a picnic on a sunny day.

7

Follow the path down and back towards the car park. The path and steps pass through the ramparts of a 3,000-year-old Iron Age coastal fort.

8

At the gate in the wall, turn left for the Skomer Marine Nature Reserve information centre and boats to Skomer, or carry on up the hill and back to the car park.

End:

Martin's Haven car park, grid ref: SM760090

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Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

Terrain

Uneven cliff top path, mostly short grazed turf.

Dogs on leads welcome.

Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

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Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

How to get here

Address
Marloes Peninsula, Harverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales
By train

Stations at Haverfordwest (12 miles/19km), Milford Haven (9 miles/14.5km) and Pembroke Dock (13 miles/21km); see Traveline-Cymru

By road

B4327 from Haverfordwest to Dale. After Mullock Bridge (near Dale) take right hand turn signposted Marloes and Skomer Embarkation. Follow road through Marloes to Martin's Haven car park.

By foot

Marloes and the Deer Park are on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

By bus

Service 400 Puffin Shuttle, from St David's to Marloes Haven, see Pembrokeshire Bus Routes or Traveline Cymru

Martin’s Haven - the Deer Park walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs welcome on leads