Rock Climbing and Abseiling

Climbing has been a popular sport in Pembrokeshire for many years, the flat-topped cliffs on the south coast near St Govans being one of the favourite spots for this challenging and demanding sport.

The coast from the south round to the north at St Davids offers some excellent and diverse climbing, ranging from bouldering and short slabs for beginners to steep and technical climbs up to E9 standard.

There are sea-cliff climbs on sandstone, gabbro and volcanic cliffs from 10-metres to 90-metres high and in the south some steep cliff climbing can be experienced on spectacular limestone sea cliffs.

Classic locations include Castlemartin cliffs, St Davids Head, Lydstep Head, St Govans and Porthclais. But climbers must be aware, there are climbing restrictions in some places, details of which can be obtained on

TYF describe rock climbing as the ultimate physical challenge. Abseil gently downwards with the sea swirling beneath you, and enjoy a tremendous sense of achievement as you climb back to the top of the cliff.

A Classic half day Climb with TYF will allow you to get to grips with the beautiful sea cliffs of north Pembrokeshire.

Climbing in Pembrokeshire 

If you are new to the sport or have clocked up a few hours on a climbing wall or crag then this course will help to put you on the route to learning the basics of safety and technique and allow you to make the most of rock climbing.

Full day sessions are available. TYF is open 7 days a week, year round and can be found on Activities start from TYF’s Activity HQ and ethical retail shop  on 1 High Street, St Davids SA62 6SA. The team can be reached on or 01437 721611.

Please quote that you are staying at Bluestone when booking.

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Cardigan Bay Active, known as CBA, is another provider of climbing instruction and experience and abseiling in addition to a wide range of other water and coastal sports.

Their portfolio also includes archery, bushcraft and technical tree-climbing, and they are based at Teifi Wharf on the river at Cardigan, contact: 01239-612133 or

The National Park Tourist Information Centres are:

Oriel y Parc at St Davids, telephone 01437-720392 or or
Newport TIC in Long Street, telephone 01239-820912 or
Tenby TIC at South Parade, telephone 01834-845040 or

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