GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Canaston Woods

5 miles (8 km)

Enjoy a walk or cycle around these pretty woodlands in Pembrokeshire. There's 420 acres to explore with a good mountain bike track running through the centre of the woods. It's a fairly easy path so it's suitable for families. There are also numerous footpaths to follow through the ancient mixed woodland.
The route begins near Canaston Bridge next to Blackpool Mill. There is a lay-by immediately south of Canaston Bridge where you can park. You then pick up the Knight's Way into the forest and follow various waymarked paths around the heart of the woods.
If you would like to continue your outing then you could head to the nearby Picton Castle Gardens and Slebech Park where you will find more excellent walking trails.
The circular Narberth Walk starts from the nearby market town and visits the woods before heading to the Blackpool Mill. The historic mill is well worth a visit with some pleasant trails along the River Cleddau to try.


SA67 8DF - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Canaston Woods OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Canaston Woods Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking


The Bush Inn is located just north of the woods at Canaston Bridge. They have a good menu and a decent carvery on Sunday. You can find them at postcode SA67 8EP, just west of therural village of Robeston Wathen.

Dog Walking

The woods are a great place for a dog walk and you will probably see other owners on your outing.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Canaston Wood - - 243958

Canaston Wood

Canaston Wood - - 218722

The main access point, from the A4075, with track, bridleway and the Knight's Way footpath entering here.

Blackpool Mill - - 1012489

Blackpool Mill. A 19th century water mill that now houses a tea room and gift shop on the banks of the Eastern Cleddau River. Set in Canaston Woods it is a wonderful place to walk and explore.

Rhydio nant- Fording a stream - - 4616410

Rhydio nant- Fording a stream

Coed Canaston Woods - - 4616394

Coed Canaston Woods

Remains of Castell Coch in Canaston Wood - - 3468541

Remains of Castell Coch in Canaston Wood. A manorial hall-house dating from the 14th century.

The Bush Inn, Robeston Wathen, Pembs. - - 2095618

The Bush Inn, Robeston Wathen. A nice place for some post walk refreshments near the woods.


GPS Files

GPX File

Canaston Woods.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Canaston Woods.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)