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A view of Abermawr beach in Pembrokeshire
Wander through Abermawr on foot | © National Trust Images / Joe Cornish

Abermawr woods and beach walk

A circular walk through bluebell woods and meadows, shingle beach and marsh. Abermawr offers a gentle interlude on one of the most rugged sections of the coastline. Brunel wanted to create a port and cable terminus here, but his plans never left the drawing board.

Total steps: 8

Total steps: 8

Start point

Abermawr beach turning circle, grid ref: SM884347

Step 1

Take the left-hand exit from the turning circle, signposted 'Abercastell 3 miles'. Go down the path towards the beach.

Step 2

At the start of the shingle beach turn left inland, through a pedestrian gate into a field alongside the marsh. The marsh gives way to woodland with an overgrown wall to your right.

Step 3

Continue walking round the end of the field until you come to large stepping stones, another pedestrian gate and a path into the wood.

Step 4

Walk along the woodland path until you reach a gate into a field. Either follow the footpath to the left just before the gate round the edge of the field or pass through the gate into the field. Bear to the right and cross the stone and grassy bridge.

Step 5

Carry on, heading for the five-barred gate ahead of you. Go through this gate and over the small bridge, then turn sharp right and head along the path back towards the beach.

Step 6

At the next gateway either go through the pedestrian gate and follow the bridleway across the field to the gate you can see on the far side, or follow the footpath along the woodland edge to your right and walk round to where the footpath and bridleway join up.

Step 7

About 20yds (20m) past this gate go up the steps to your left. Bear right and follow the woodland path towards the beach. You'll see the marsh coming into view on your right.

Step 8

The path brings you out onto the shingle beach, with superb coastal views towards the rocky headland of Penbwchdy. The sea here is gradually pushing the shingle beach back into the marsh. Enjoy a picnic here before walking back along the beach to the road.

End point

Abermawr beach turning circle, grid ref: SM884347

Trail map

Abermawr woods and beach trail map
Abermawr woods and beach trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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