GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Garn Fawr

1 miles (1 km)

This walk climbs to the excellent Garn Fawr viewpoint on the Pembrokeshire coast.
You can start the walk from the car park to the east of the hill. From here you can follow a footpath west to the hill top where there are a number of rocky outcrops and an Iron Age Hillfort. It is still possible to make out much of the layout of the fort's ramparts.
A little scramble is required to climb to the 213m (699 feet)summit where there are wonderful views over the surrounding coast and countryside. To the north you can see Strumble Head and Ramsey Island is also visible on a clear day. You can also look out for wildlife including buzzards and red kites in this lovely area.


SA64 0LR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Garn Fawr OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Garn Fawr Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Car Park, near Garn Fawr - - 1274020

Car Park, near Garn Fawr

Garn Fawr, the green track on the eastern side - - 911284

Garn Fawr, the green track on the eastern side

Strumble Head Lighthouse, from Garn Fawr - - 537865

Strumble Head Lighthouse

A view of the summit of Garn Fawr - - 1966441

A view of the summit

WW1 look-out point on Garn Fawr - - 395584

WW1 look-out point. This small stone/concrete structure below the trig point bears the names of the two men who, one imagines, sat out long lonely hours of the coastal watch in 1914 - 15 (the dates given). The same perch must have been used for an identical purpose millennia earlier when this volcanic outcrop was fortified in the Iron Age.

Garn Fawr, Mynydd Dinas - - 207544

Garn Fawr, Mynydd Dinas. This, the largest of several rocky outcrops on the crest of this mountain, is visible for miles around. On a clear day it is possible to see from the top Ramsey Island off St David's Head to the west. As well as sheep, the rocks are a haunt of raven, buzzard, and increasingly, red kite as their range extends beyond mid- Wales.

John Piper's cottage on Garn Fawr - - 395609

John Piper's cottage. Crouching under the fortified crags of Garn Fawr, this cottage was used as a retreat and studio by the artist John Piper (1903-1992) who discovered Pembrokeshire in the 1930s through his wife Myfanwy Evans. He made many paintings and prints of local scenes.

Footpath on Garn Fawr - - 541159

Footpath view


GPS Files

GPX File

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

Memory Map Route

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