Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire. There are some nice walks along the River Cleddau which runs through the town. The town is also not far from the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
This walk takes you along the Western Cleddau to the village of Little Milford, just to the south of the town. The walk starts at the ruins of Haverfordwest priory, located next to the river, just to the south west of the train station. It's a peaceful and atmospheric spot with the picturesque ruins and flowing river. There's also a number of information boards detailing the history of the priory which dates back to the 12th century. From here you can pick up a public footpath heading south along the river to the village of Little Milford. The area is run by the National Trust and includes ancient woodland and river views. You can follow the peaceful trails around the woods before returning to Haverfordwest on the same river paths.
PostcodeSA61 1UL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Haverfordwest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
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Walks near Haverfordwest
- Canaston Woods - Enjoy a walk or cycle around these pretty woodlands in Pembrokeshire
- Picton Castle Gardens - Explore the stunning gardens surrounding this 13th century stately home in Pembrokeshire
- Landsker Borderlands Trail - A super circular walk through the Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire countryside visting the River Cleddau estuary, the Ogham stones, the Norman castles at Llawhaden and Carew Castle as well as the prehistoric remains at Llawhaden.
- Slebech Park - This 600 acre estate is covered with miles of footpaths making it an excellent location for walkers
- Scolton Manor Country Park - Explore 60 acres of country park surrounding this Victorian manor house in Haverfordwest
- Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Brace yourself for some spectacular coastal scenery on this magnificent 186 mile trail that passes through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
- Blackpool Mill - This circular walk visits the 19th century Blackpool Mill in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
- Narberth - This delightful market town in Pembrokeshire includes an attractive High Street with many Edwardian and Georgian buildings to admire.
The Bristol Trader is in a nice location right next to the river. The pub has an interesting history as there has been an inn at the quay since at least the 1700’s. It was once a bustling trading port at the tidal limit of the river Cleddau, upstream from Milford Haven. They do good food and can be found on Quay Street at a postcode of SA61 1BE.
The riverside paths and woodland trails on the route make for a good dog walk. The Bristol Trader Pub mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Head east of the town and you'll soon come to the nearby Picton Castle Gardens. There's some nice easy footpaths to follow around the grounds of the historic castle. Near here you can pick up the Landsker Borderlands Trail, visit Slebech Park and explore the expansive
To the north of the town is Scolton Manor Country Park where there's 60 acres of attractive parkland surrounding a Victorian manor house.