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Marloes Peninsula Deer Park, Pembrokeshire
Marloes Peninsula Deer Park, Pembrokeshire | © National Trust Images/Andy Davies
Wales

Martins Haven – the deer park walk

Enjoy dramatic coastal scenery and chances to spot wildlife on this short but spectacular walk around the end of the Marloes Peninsula. There’s 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.

Total steps: 6

Total steps: 6

Start point

Martin's Haven car park, grid ref: SM760090

Step 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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

The rocky bays below the cliffs are used by seals.

Step 4

Turn right and walk inland crossing the park with the coastguard hut on your left. The coastguard hut 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.

Step 5

Follow the path along the top of the ramparts of the 3,000 years old Iron Age coastal fort.

Step 6

Follow the path back and return towards the car park.

End point

Martin's Haven car park, grid ref: SM760090

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Trail map for Deer Park walk at Marloes Peninsula, Wales
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