GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Carn Llidi

2 miles (2.8 km)

This walk climbs to the hill fort and view point at Carn Llidi near St David's on the stunning Pembrokeshire coast.
The walk starts from the car park at Whitesands Bay (Porth Mawr) and follows paths east and then north to the hill summit which stands at a height of 181 metres. Here you'll find ancient burial chambers and splendid views to the coast at St David's Head and the nearby Ramsey Island. It's about a 1 mile walk to the summit from the car park with some concrete steps as you approach the summit.
After taking in the views the route descends on the same paths back to the car park.

Postcode

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

Carn Llidi OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Carn Llidi Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

You can extend your walking in the area by picking up the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to visit St David's Head and the ancient Coetan Arthur Dolmen.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.

Photos

One of the paths to Carn Llidi from Upper Porthmawr Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1529863

One of the paths to Carn Llidi from Upper Porthmawr Farm

Carn Llidi from the coast path - geograph.org.uk - 451596

Carn Llidi from the coast path

Concrete steps near the summit of Carn Llidi - geograph.org.uk - 1529893

Concrete steps near the summit of Carn Llidi. During WWI a hydrophone station was built near the summit to detect enemy submarines in the western approaches. The same site was re-used throughout WWII, first as a radio station and observation point, then later as a radar station. The concrete and brick foundations of these defence sites remain and the concrete footpaths aid access to the summit.

Carn Llidi Summit overlooking Whitesands Bay , St David's , Wales , August 2007 - panoramio

Carn Llidi Summit overlooking Whitesands Bay , St David. The summit of Carn Llidi is 181 metres (594 ft) above sea level with commanding views east over Pembrokeshire.
The view to the west spans 180 degrees of the Irish Sea and western approaches making Carn Llidi a natural location for defensive surveillance during both world wars.

Defence site foundations near the summit of Carn Llidi - geograph.org.uk - 1529897

Defence site foundations near the summit.

The view southwest from the summit of Carn Llidi - geograph.org.uk - 1529941

The view southwest from the summit.

The slopes of Carn Llidi - geograph.org.uk - 1099611

The slopes of Carn Llidi. A wide valley divides the Penmaen Dewi/St David's Head coastal strip from the flanks of the hill. The hill's rocky backbone dominates the area which is well-watered and relatively sheltered: there are numerous traces that the valley slopes were farmed and settled in both prehistoric and mediaeval times.

Whitesands Bay seen from the slopes of Carn Llidi - geograph.org.uk - 1529954

Whitesands Bay seen from the slopes of the hill. Looking south from the track up to Carn Llidi with Whitesands Bay beach prominent in the centre of the view. The track is partially concrete-surfaced, part of a wartime road up to a defence establishment near the summit of the hill.

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Carn Llidi.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Carn Llidi.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)