Our Pembrokeshire Coast Fundraising Journey

By Kathryn Slade C2C Team 620

Every year the Bluestone team are set a fundraising challenge by our CEO William McNamara. This year’s challenge centred, quite literally, around our beautiful home county of Pembrokeshire, and saw us taking on the world famous Coast Path in 12 days.  

From hidden coves to seaside villages, the walk showcased some of the county’s gems, here’s what we discovered on our C2C Challenge for the Bluestone Foundation!

Day 1

St Dogmaels to Newport

16.3 miles

4,289 ft

34,794 steps

Highlight: The Seal pup sunbathing in the Witches Cauldron with its parents.

Seal Pup

Seal

Day 2

Newport to Fishguard

11.4 miles

2,583ft

27,229 steps

Highlight: The hidden coves around Newport, the sea was crystal clear, perfect for setting up a picnic.

Cwm yr Eglwys

Day 3

Fishguard to Aber Mawr

14.9 miles

3,118 ft

31,468 steps

Highlight: Spotting dolphins whilst we stopped for lunch at Strumble Head Lighthouse.

Dolphins

Day 4

Aber Mawr to Whitesands

17.4 miles

3,931 ft

34,454 steps

Highlight:  A pit stop in Porthgain with the team before we carried on towards the famous Blue Lagoon at Abereiddi. At the end of the day the sunset over Whitesands was beautiful!

Portgain

Day 5

Whitesands to Solva

12.6 miles

1,724

26,017 steps

Highlight: Turning the corner just in time to see the Lifeboat launch from St David’s Lifeboat Station in St Justinian’s.

Lifeboat from St Justinians


Day 6

Solva to Broad Haven

11.5 miles

1,950 ft

27,466 steps

Highlight: The views coming across the headland into Newgale where two beautiful Red Kites were swooping above us.

Red Kite

And our pirate friend came to join us! 

Pirate Liam

Day 7

Broad Haven to Dale

20.5 miles

3,198 ft

40,966 steps

Highlight: Crossing the half way point of our walk at Martin’s Haven looking out towards Skomer Island.

Half way point photo

Day 8

Dale to Cleddau Bridge

19.7 miles

2,021 ft

40,099 steps

Highlight: Crossing the water at Sandy Haven at high tide and then the view across the estuary at sunset whilst crossing the Cleddau Bridge.  

Sunset over Cleddau Bridge

Day 9

Cleddau Bridge to Angle Church

15.7 miles

1,268 ft

37,102 steps

Highlight: Walking down around the mill pond around Pembroke Castle.

Pembroke Castle

Day 10

Angle Church to Bosherston

16.2 miles

1,444 ft

37,209 steps

Highlight: When the golden sands of Freshwater West appeared on the horizon.

Freshwater West

Day 11

Bosherston to Penally

17.7 miles

2,472 ft

38,563 steps

Highlight: The open headlands around Bosherston and the ever beautiful Barafundle Bay.

Barafundle Bay

Day 12

Penally to Amroth

9.2 miles

1,212ft

23,460 steps

Highlight: Picture perfect Tenby and the smiling faces of all our supporters, friends and families when we crossed the finish line!

Supporters

12 days, 183 miles, 49210 ft climbed, 398,827 steps, congratulations and thank you to our Magnificent Seven!

Team finish



Categories:Pembrokeshire, Beaches

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path Challenge 2018

If you’re out and about exploring Pembrokeshire over the next couple of weeks, then you might spot this hardy team of Bluestone employees in their walking gear!

Together they are taking on the 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, with its 35000 ft of ascents and descents, in just 12 days. The team are raising money for the Bluestone Foundation which supports various charity and community groups across Pembrokeshire.

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