GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Dale Peninsula

7 miles (11.5 km)

Explore the beautiful Dale Peninsula on this circular walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The route runs for just under 7 miles with some moderate climbs on the undulating path on the way.
The walk starts in the picturesque village of Dale which is located a few miles west of Milford Haven. In the village you can pick up the coastal path on the eastern side. The path then heads south to visit Dale Fort. The fortis aVictorian erafortlocated on a rocky promontory that now houses a field studies centre, for study of localmarine biology,biology,geology,geomorphology, and other related fields. You continue to Castlebeach Bay, Watwick Point, Mill Bay and St Ann's Head. Here you will find alighthousethat overlooks the entrance to theMilford Havenwaterway, one of Britain's deep waterharbours. Thelighthouseis intended to guide ships around a number of rocky shoals that cause a hazard to shipping entering the Haven as well as Crow's rock. The current lighthouse was completed in 1844 and commissioned by John Knott, senior lighthouse keeper with Trinity House.
After enjoy the fine cliff top views you turn north to Frenchman's Bay, Welshman's Bay and Westdale Bay. From here you head east to Dale Castle before returning to the village.
To continue your walking in the area head west along the coast path to visit the nearby Marloes Sands. The National Trust managed area also includes Marloes Mere and a wide variety of wildlife to see. Also nearby is the delightful Martin's Haven. Here you can catch a boat to Skomer Island where you can look out for a huge variety of wildlife including Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Razorbills, Gannets and Fulmars.

Dale Peninsula OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Dale Peninsula Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

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Photos

Dale, Pembrokeshire - geograph.org.uk - 1023740

Dale, Pembrokeshire

Great Castle Head - geograph.org.uk - 784484

Great Castle Head. The view across Westdale Bay to Great Castle Head. It takes it's name from the hill fort (later a castle) which was abandoned in the late 13th century.

Dale - geograph.org.uk - 126959

Dale is where in 1485 Henry Tudor landed on his return from exile in France, en route to his defeat of Richard III at Bosworth Field.

Great Castle Head from the North side of Westdale Bay - geograph.org.uk - 1258733

Great Castle Head from the North side of Westdale Bay

Dale - Pembrokeshire. - geograph.org.uk - 93575

Seat in Dale

St. Ann's Head, Cobbler's Hole - geograph.org.uk - 455250

St. Ann's Head, Cobbler's Hole. This interesting rock formation is just along from the lighthouse. It is not dissimilar to the 'Lulworth Crumple' in Dorset

St Ann's Head Lighthouse and cottages - geograph.org.uk - 1447971

St Ann's Head Lighthouse and cottages The lighthouse, built in 1841 to replace one nearer to the cliff edge, guards the entrance to Milford Haven and the cottages were the home of the lightouse keepers and their families before the lighthouse was automated. The lighthouse is now controlled from the headquarters of Trinity House in Harwich.

Cliffs at St Ann's Head - geograph.org.uk - 415568

Cliffs at St Ann's Head

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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