Passing through Pembrokeshire
Posted On 23/05/2010
After tackling Wales’ highest [and in my opinion, scariest] peak, I was looking for a little ummm, less challenging hike that would still allow me to experience the best that Wales has to offer. Enter Pembrokeshire.
A lot of the charm of Pembrokeshire lies in its remoteness. It seems as if it is a different world. On the edge of the Earth. Rocky coasts. Charming little towns. The craggy coastal towns on the Atlantic Ocean. Castles. Sleepy little towns.
Some of the best walks on the Wales Coast Path runs through Pembrokeshire. When complete, the Wales Coast Path aims to link all 870 miles of the Welsh coast by foot path. I’m not necessarily one who would sign up to complete it, but I like the idea of long distance hiking, especially in an area as beautiful as Wales.
If I had to choose one are of Wales to visit over and over again it would be Pembrokeshire. Cardiff is nice for industry and Snowdonia is mountainous and windy, but Pembrokeshire gets my vote. It is wild. And beautiful. And sparsely populated. And of all the places I’ve ever visited, this land speaks to me more, and I could one day, you know, immigration laws notwithstanding, call it home. I’d even commit to learning as of now the unpronounceable Welsh language.