St Govan's Chapel
This fascinating 13th century chapel is situated by the side of a spectacular limestone cliff on the Pembrokeshire Coast. This circular walk takes you from the delightful village of Bosherton to the coastal chapel, passing through the beautiful Stackpole Estate on the way.
The walk starts in Bosherton with its fine pub, pretty cottages and 13th century Norman church. You then follow a nice country lane through the countryside to the coast where you can climb down the 52 stone steps to the little chapel. There's a doorway into the chapel on the north side, where you will find low stone benches and an empty bell-cote in a single chamber. The view out of the window towards the sea is wonderful.
After leaving the chapel and climbing back up the steps you continue to St Govan's Head for more great coastal views. Look out for a variety of seabirds, including guillemots, razorbills and kittiwakes.
The next section takes you from St Govan's Head to the sand dunes at Broad Haven. You then pass along the lovely Stackpole Lily Ponds where you can look out for waterlilies in the summer and wildlife which includes the resident otters. The final waterside section along the ponds leads you back into Bosherton.
St Govan's Chapel PostcodeSA71 5DR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
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St Govan's Chapel Pubs/Cafes
Back in Bosherston head to the St. Govan's Country Inn for some post walk refreshments. The classic village pub has a cosy interior with exposed beams, horse brasses and a large stone fireplace with log burner. There also a few tables outside if the weather is good. They do fine home cooked food and have a good selection of ales too. You can find them at postcode SA71 5DN for your sat navs.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Bosherston to Barafundle Bay Walk also starts from the car park in the little village. It will take you to the award winning beach at Barafundle before heading to St Govan's Chapel.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.