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Walking trail

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

Walking trail

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.

Garn Fawr's rocky coast

Map

Garn Fawr map

Start:

Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SM898388

1

Follow the grassy path opposite the car park entrance uphill between the hedgebanks.

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2

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.

3

Go through a gap in the stone wall on your right and scramble up the rocks to the summit for spectacular views.

4

Just below the summit you'll see a First World War lookout with names carved into the concrete.

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5

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.

6

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.

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7

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.

End:

Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SN898387

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Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

Terrain

Short, steep climb to spectacular view point followed by short circuit back to car park. Very rugged and steep, several stiles. Walking boots advised.

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

Contact us

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

How to get here

Address
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire
By train

Train station at Fishguard 4 miles (6.4km) away.

By road

A487 St David's - Fishguard road, 1 mile (1.6km) north-east of Mathry take the turning to Tregwynt Wool Mill and Abermawr. Continue past turns to the mill and Abermawr, and after 2.25 miles (3.6km) take the left turn signposted Strumble Head. Car park is 0.25 miles (0.4km) on your left.

By bus

St David's to Newport, bus stops by car park. See Traveline-Cymru website for details.

By bicycle

NCN Route 4 goes close to the walk start. See Sustrans website for details.

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

Facilities and access

  • Dogs on leads are welcome.