GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Blackpool Mill

5 miles (8 km)

This circular walk visits the 19th century Blackpool Mill in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The historic water mill sits in a scenic location with some nice trails along the River Cleddau to try.
You can start the walk by the parking area near to the mill and Blackpool Bridge. The route then picks up a section of the Knights Way and follows the waymarked footpath west along the river to the remains of Sister's House. You then head east along a bridleway to Minwear Farm before turning north for a woodland section through Minwear Wood. There's a picnic area here where you could stop for a rest and refreshment.
Part of this route uses the South of the Landsker Trail, a long distance footpath which can be used to extend your walk. The circular Narberth Walk uses part of the trail to visit the mill and the nearby Canaston Woods from the market town.

Blackpool Mill OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Blackpool Mill Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the west you can continue your walking around Picton Castle Gardens. There's a 13th century castle surrounded by 40 acres of beautiful gardens here.
The lovely Slebech Park is also nearby and can be reached by crossing the river and heading south west through Warren Wood. It's only about 1.5 mile walk from the mill and well worth a visit.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.

Photos

Blackpool Bridge, Blackpool Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1943566

Blackpool Bridge, Blackpool Mill

The mill race, Blackpool Mill - geograph.org.uk - 577644

The mill race, Blackpool Mill

Blackpool Mill on the Eastern Cleddau - geograph.org.uk - 2286605

Blackpool Mill on the Eastern Cleddau

The River Cleddau (Eastern) taken from Blackpool Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1012504

The River Cleddau (Eastern) taken from Blackpool Bridge

Cleddau looking East from Minwear - geograph.org.uk - 844383

Cleddau looking East from Minwear

Picnic area in Minwear Wood - geograph.org.uk - 577650

Picnic area in Minwear Wood

Blackpool Mill - geograph.org.uk - 14031

The mill now houses a museum and riverside tea rooms.

View of Blackpool Mill - geograph.org.uk - 1281731

A summer view from above

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GPS Files

GPX File

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