Pembrokeshire Coast Path Tenby to Manorbier

By Yvonne Buckingham Manorbier Castle

As you may have read last week Yvonne, Head of Marketing at Bluestone has set herself the challenge of walking the all 186 miles of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. We caught up with to find out how this weekend’s trek went...

Section 2 complete... here I am refreshed and again feeling invigorated after completing another 8 miles of my 186 mile challenge, walking the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park with some very dear friends. Friends bring us laughter, support and fun—they’re among life’s greatest gifts; and when you’re walking, you focus more on the quality conversation and bonding time, rather than what you’re doing or where you are.

‘Walk and be happy, walk and be healthy,’ said Charles Dickens. A phenomenal walker, in his diaries he recorded how, during 20-mile treks, he would come up with the plots for his novels. Whether you’re dreaming up your own bestseller, or figuring out a challenge at work or home, walking also gives you time to reflect.

We started at the beautiful seaside town of Tenby and walked along the south beach taking in the sounds of the sea and smells of fresh seaweed that was strewn along the beach. The walk then took us high onto the very edge of the coastal path which was winding its way through green fields and above fantastic cliff formations and the colours were amazing.

As we walked along the edge; almost a stone’s throw from us we were walking parallel to Caldey Island situated off the coast of Tenby, which is home to a small village and its famous monastery. To reach the island you have to take a small boat which ferries tourists back and forth between the mainland during the summer months.

Cliff Edges Cliff
As we motored along the narrow coastal path we had glimpses of secluded sandy beaches below the cliffs that just looked so idyllic with the clear blue sea lapping onto the shore.  On this journey we had dramatic landscapes; wild ponies grazing; sheep wandering along the cliffs; deep gorge like caves and we did actually find to my delight a very small babbling brook! The views of the sea again were breathtaking! 

Beach Caldey View
We then came down from the heights and walked across Lydstep beach and decided this would be a lovely spot for our packed lunch. After a refuelling and rehydrating, off we went to climb back upwards heading for the coastal edges towards Manorbier.

Ponies Manorbier Castle
Arriving at Manorbier our destination of this section; we could see the castle and knew we were nearly there. Manorbier Castle is in a unique position and stunning location overlooking the beautiful unspoilt beach, which we dropped down to from the coastal path and ended our walk on soft yellow sand.

Can’t wait for the next 10 miles.......

To find out more about the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and learn more about the places that Yvonne has visited, visit our Pembrokeshire section.

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Coast Path Walk
Pembrokeshire Coast Path Amroth to Tenby

Yvonne Buckingham, Head of Marketing at Bluestone has undertaken a challenge to explore more of her home county of Pembrokeshire.