GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

St David's Head

3 miles (5.5 km)

Widely considered to be the most spectacular coastal headlandon the Pembrokeshire Coast, this stunning area is a must see when visiting the National Park. This circular walk makes use of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and other public footpaths to take you on a tour of the St David's Peninsula. You'll enjoy great views over the beautiful Whitesands Bay towards the nearby Ramsey Island.
The area is also geologically fascinating. You will passCarn Llidi, a huge jagged tor, towering above the coast. You can climb the tor for stunning views to the east. The route also passes the Neolithic burial chamber of Coetan Arthur which dates from about 4000BC.
To continue your walking in the area head to the city of St David's and try the Solva to St David's Coastal Walk. It's another lovely section of the coast with highlights including the ruins of St Non's Chapel and the purple sandstone cliffs at Caerfai Bay.

Postcode

SA62 6PS - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

St David's Head OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

St David's Head Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Head east along the coast path and you could visit the lovely Blue Lagoon at Abereiddy and the delightful little village of Porthgain.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.

Photos

St. David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 566746

St. David's Head Coastal path shows a walker and their dog heading towards Whitesands Bay.

St David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 417356

View from the headland of Ramsey Island in distance

Hut circles on St David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 1256515

Hut circles on St David's Head. At least 5 clear rings of stones can be seen in the foreground here, presumably the outline of huts or shelters, as they all lie within the boundary of the fort's defences.

View southeast from St David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 1100534

View southeast from the headland. Beyond this fortified promontory lie the two headlands of Penlledwen and Trwynhrwddyn; further on behind the curve of Whitesands beach the Burrows sand dune area can be discerned. On the skyline juts the rocky outcrop of Clegy'r Boia, another Iron Age camp a kilometre SW of St David's: the intervisibility between these two vantage points may well have been significant.

The North side of St David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 700928

The North side of the headland. This picture was taken at the point where the Ffos Y Mynach (Monk's Dyke Path) meets the Coastal Path

Ponies grazing at St David's Head - geograph.org.uk - 478443

Ponies grazing at St David's Head

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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