GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Lawrenny Quay and the Daugleddau River

3 miles (5 km)

Enjoy woodland trails and riverside paths on this walk in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Although most of the park lies on or near the coast this area is unusual in that it lies several miles inland.
The little village of Lawrenny lies on a peninsula of the Cleddau estuary. The walk starts from the pretty Lawrenny Quay where this is a yacht club, pub and the popular tea rooms. The walk then picks up the Landsker Borderlands Trail and passes through LawrennyWood with views of the Daugleddau River. There are also nice glimpses through the trees to Benton Castle on the other side of the river. You continue along the Daugleddau to Garron Pillwhere you can either head south to Lawrenny village or you can just return the same way. At the end of your walk you can reward yourself with food and drink at the splendid Lawrenny Quayside where you can sit outside and enjoy great views of the river.
If you would like to continue your walk then you could head east along the Cresswell River to Cresswell Quay, using the Landsker Borderlands Trail. Carew Castle is also nearby, just a few miles south of Cresswell Quay.


SA68 0PR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Lawrenny Quay and the Daugleddau River OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Lawrenny Quay and the Daugleddau River Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

Just to the south west you'll find another major local historic highlight at Pembroke Castle. The medieval castle dates to the 12th century and is Grade I listed. You can stroll around the pleasant castle grounds and enjoy some fine views of the millpond and the River Pembroke in the attractive town.
On the opposite side of the river there's Llangwm where there's more pleasant trails along the estuary.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Pembrokeshire Coast Walks page.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Boats at low tide at Lawrenny Quay - - 1355235

Boats at low tide at Lawrenny Quay

Lawrenny Quay - - 393179

The Fleet Air Arm flew Walrus seaplanes from this point in WW2, but nowadays the place is busy with yachts and other pleasure craft.

Cleddau at Lawrenny - - 239031

Cleddau at Lawrenny

Cleddau river at low tide - - 758940

Cleddau river at low tide. It's interesting to see how high the tide can reach when observed at low tide - all the darkened rocks (and indeed the rocks above covered in grass) will be covered in 6 hours by sea water as it's close to spring tide season.

Lawrenny St Caradoc's Church - - 4485133

St Caradoc's Church in the village. The church is a grade IIlisted buildingfounded in the 12th century, with a 15th century tower.

View across Garron Pill - - 65098

View across Garron Pill

Garron Pill to Lawrenny Wood - - 1355219

Garron Pill to Lawrenny Wood

Old tree at Garron pill - - 1355222

Old tree at Garron pill


GPS Files

GPX File

Lawrenny Quay and the Daugleddau River.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Lawrenny Quay and the Daugleddau River.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)