Garn Fawr viewpoint walk
Climb this rocky volcanic outcrop for magnificent views of the North Pembrokeshire coast. It contains one of the most spectacular Iron Age forts in Pembrokeshire. Three thousand years later it was a First World War lookout point.
Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SM898388
Follow the grassy path opposite the car park entrance uphill between the hedgebanks.
Garn Fawr is a high point of hard volcanic rock that's been left exposed due to the softer rock eroding around it over millions of years.
At the junction in the path, continue uphill on the right-hand path. You'll soon see the OS trig point (triangulation station) ahead of you.
Go through a gap in the stone wall on your right and scramble up the rocks to the summit for spectacular views.
Just below the summit you'll see a First World War lookout with names carved into the concrete.
The First World War lookout
The First World War lookout commands fine views in all directions.
Descend by the steps from the lookout to rejoin the path a little further on. All around you are banks and ramparts of the Iron Age fort. Continue right.
The path drops steeply towards the youth hostel at Pwll Deri. Turn left at the junction, following the path as it skirts the hill back towards the car park.
When you reach section 6 of the walk, look out for choughs. They live on the clifftops here.
Follow the path over two stiles and some stone steps. Don't cross a third stile; remain above the wall. The path climbs briefly behind a small cottage before returning to the car park.
Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SN898387
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