GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Skomer Island

4 miles (6 km)

Visit this beautiful Island on the Pembrokeshire Coast and enjoy wonderful coastal views and thousands of breedingseabirds. The island has lovely walking trails along the coast and down the centre of the island.
You can visit the island from April to October by catching a boat from Martin's Haven near Marloes village (Click here for information on sailing times). The island is fantastic for wildlife watching with Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Razorbills, Gannets and Fulmars to look out for. In April you can see the Atlantic Grey Seal as they gather to moultat North Haven.
The island itself is lovely with fields, cliff tops and interesting coastal rock formations. In the spring and summer months it is covered with pretty flowers such as Bluebells and Campion.Look out for the Skomer Vole and the multitude of Rabbits as you make your way across the reserve. It's a special place and a must see if you are visiting the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
To continue your walking in the area you could explore the wonderful Marloes Peninsula on the Martin's Haven Walk. Also nearby is Marloes Sands and Marloes Mere. Here you'll find a bird hide where you can look out for a variety of birds visting the little lake. Near here you can also visit the lovely Dale Peninsula where you can visit St Ann's lighthouse and Dale Fort.

Postcode

SA62 3BL - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Skomer Island OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Skomer Island Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Skomer:New warden's house and North Haven beach

New warden's house and North Haven beach

Puffin10

Picture of a Puffin taken on Skomer Island

The Wick, Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 58959

The Wick, Skomer Island. Looking out down the Wick, a geo caused by a line of weaker rock being eroded more rapidly than the surrounding rock. One of the best areas on the islands to see breeding seabirds, including Puffins.

Middle of Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 286960

Middle of Skomer Island

North Haven, Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 28960

North Haven, Skomer Island. View looking towards 'The Neck' with the Pembrokeshire coast in the distance

Old Farm, Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 1329640

Old Farm, Skomer Island. The Wildlife Trust have done amazing things with the ruin of the old farm on Skomer, turning it into visitor overnight accommodation, toilet facilities, an excellent visitor centre and what still looks like a ruin has been converted to a covered picnic area.

Ruin at Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 946085

Ruin at Skomer Island

North Side of Skomer Island - geograph.org.uk - 303319

North Side of Skomer Island

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Skomer Island.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Skomer Island.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)