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View from the top of Garn Fawr, Pembrokeshire
View from the top of Garn Fawr, Pembrokeshire | © National Trust Images

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk

Climb this rocky volcanic outcrop to be rewarded with views of the North Pembrokeshire coast. The trail also offers the opportunity to visit an Iron Age fort that 3,000 years later became a First World War lookout point.

Total steps: 7

Total steps: 7

Start point

Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SM8989438830

Step 1

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

Step 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.

Step 3

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

Step 4

Just below the summit you'll see a First World War lookout with names carved into the concrete that also offers fine views in all directions. There are cattle and ponies grazing in this area, so please keep your dogs on a lead.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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 point

Car park at Garn Fawr, grid ref: SM8989438830

Trail map

Garn Fawr viewpoint walk trail map
Garn Fawr viewpoint walk trail map | © Crown copyright and database rights 2013 Ordnance Survey

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