Dinas Head Walk
Enjoy stunning coastal views on this circular walk on the Pembrokeshire Coast. Dinas Island is actually a peninsula with a wonderful 466ft (142m) viewpoint at the high point known as Pen-y-fan. It's a steep climb but you are rewarded with wonderful views of Cardigan Bay, Fishguard Bay, Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. The headland itself is very attractive, covered with a variety of plants and flowers including gorse, bracken, hawthorn, blackthorn, heather, foxglove and orchids. There's also good birdwatching opportunities as you may see choughs, peregrine falcons and various other sea birds.
The walk starts at the car park at Cwm Yr Eglwys at the south eastern end of Dinas Island. You then follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to Pen-y-fan passing the Old Sailor Pub on the way.
You can also reach Dinas Island by following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from nearby Fishguard.
To extend your walking in the area head south and visit the delightful Gwaun Valley. The peaceful valley has lovely riverside footpaths and attractive woodland to enjoy.
PostcodeSA42 0SE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Dinas Island Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Dinas Island Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Dinas Island OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Dinas Island Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Head into the 16th century Old Sailors for some well earned refreshments after your walk. The friendly pub is located on the western side of the headland at Pwllgwaelod Beach. It's a fabulous spot with a garden area with fine views of the boats leaving Fishguard Harbour. There's a good sized car park and direct access to the beach if you fancy a bit of sunbathing. You can find the pub at Dinas Cross with a postcode of SA42 0SE for your sat navs.
The bracing headland is a great place for a dog walk. The Old Sailors pub mentioned above is also dog friendly with dogs welcome in the garden area and on the beach.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head west of Fishguard and you can visit Strumble Head. There's a fine circular walk visiting the lighthouse with the prospect of seeing porpoises and seals in the seas below.