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Outdoor activities at Stackpole

A man on a mountain bike riding through lush green woodlands
Mountain biking through the woodlands at Stackpole | © National Trust Images / Chris Price

Stackpole is a great spot for being active whilst enjoying the views. Start with a short stroll or run, explore in a kayak or traverse the coast by coasteering. Discover more about how to get involved and stay at this natural open space near the Pembrokeshire coast.

Things to do outdoors at Stackpole


Whether you want a short stroll or a refreshing ramble, Stackpole has miles and miles of footpaths for you to enjoy. We've got trails along the coast, lakes and woodland, and some great family-friendly routes.


If you’re looking for a challenge, try the six-mile route that leads you around serene lily ponds, up onto wild coastal headlands and across beaches of golden sand.

Call into reception at the Stackpole Centre for more information about our routes.

Four people lying on the beach doing a fitness class. It's a sunny day with blue skies and the sea in the background is calm.
A fitness group on Barafundle beach, Stackpole | © National Trust Images/Ben Selway


Kayaking is one of the best ways to get out and explore our magnificent coastline. Families can learn how to go sea kayaking on ‘sit on tops’ kayaks from the sheltered Stackpole Quay. Take a leisurely paddle to see some of the most dramatic headlands in Pembrokeshire.


Invented in Pembrokeshire, coasteering is an adrenaline-fuelled activity featuring elements of cliff jumping, low level rock traversing and swimming.

Book a session

We’re delighted to be working in partnership with two local companies who provide high quality outdoor coastal water activities.

Activity Pembrokeshire specialise in delivering kayaking and coasteering sessions from Stackpole Quay. To find out more, please visit Activity Pembrokeshire website, or contact them on / 07977 543396.

Outer Reef specialise in delivering Surf and paddle board courses and sessions from Freshwater West and Stackpole Quay./ they can be contacted on 01646 680070 by email at or via their website


The beaches at Stackpole are a popular destination for swimming, surfing and shallow water photography.

A child balances on diagonally slung ropes, with other children on horizontal ropes and stepping logs in the background, at Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre, Pembrokeshire
Children at the outdoor play area at Stackpole Outdoor Learning Centre, Pembrokeshire. | © National Trust Images/John Millar

Stackpole Centre

The natural surroundings of Stackpole are wide and varied including mature woodlands, dramatic cliffs, dune systems, freshwater lakes, and formal gardens. There's enough here to fill an entire holiday.

Where to stay

Bunkhouses and cottages are available at Stackpole. If you’d like to make a booking or know more about Stackpole Centre, call us on: 01646 623110 or email us on

Visitors walk down hill onto beach at Stackpole

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