Felin Dwarch, luxury Pembrokeshire holiday cottage, sleeps 4 and welcomes 1 pet dog.
Derek Brockway is a familiar figure to all Welsh folk. Derek joins us daily in our homes to give us our weather forecast. He is the weather man for BBC Wales. It is no secret that Derek is a keen walker and loves nothing more than striding out along the fabulous coast or through the beautiful hills and vales of his native Wales. Derek shares these favourite walks in his programme Weatherman Walking and has inspired many to follow in his footsteps – whatever the weather!
If you are lucky enough to have chosen Felin Dwarch as your Wales holiday cottage then you might like to follow in Derek’s footsteps too. Keen walkers will love the 10.5 miles from Trefin (no more than 3 miles from the cottage) to Pwll Deri possibly the most dramatic cliff top scenery in Pembrokeshire. We are so used to keen walkers here in Pembrokeshire that we have even developed a coastal bus service for them. You need only walk one way then get the bus back to your starting point. What could be better?
Don’t worry though, if you prefer a gentler pace of life. Felin Dwarch, nestled in a small wooded valley in a country lane is adjacent to a quiet path to the sea which winds its careful way across a field, through glorious National Trust woodland, bursting with bird life, carpeted in spring time with primroses, bluebells, pink campions, wood anemones and wild garlic, and then on to the small but perfectly formed, twin beaches of Abermawr and Aberbach. This walk is a firm favourite of Quality Cottages staff too – at any time of year.
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To download a map of Derek’s walk from Trefin to Pwll Deri click here.
1. The Ship Inn, Trefin
51.94864° N, -5.14810° W
From the Ship Inn head west, down through the village along Ffordd y Felin towards the coast and join the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
2. Trefin Mill
51.94834° N , -5.15319° W
The ruins of the old mill sit above Aber Draw, with a small stream trickling down which once powered the large mill wheel.
3. Old ruined building
51.95215° N , -5.15465° W
Climb up a hill with loose shale underfoot and through a wooden gate towards an old ruined house on the top of the headland.
4. Longhouse Farm
51.95815° N, -5.14176° W
Pass a signpost for the farm which was once a hotspot for daffodil farming in the area but has now been taken over by the National Trust.
5. View over to sea arch
51.96117° N, -5.144294° W
Just north of here, cross into farmland and to your left is a wonderful example of a natural sea arch.
6. Carreg Sampson
51.95835° N, -5.13300° W
As you approach Abercastle, turn right and take a look at this magnificent Neolithic burial chamber, measuring 15 feet by 9 feet.
51.95971° N, -5.12686° W
Abercastle is a scenic old trading harbour which once exported local slate, grain, butter, honey, corn, and coal. Continue along the coastal path up behind the houses.
8. Pwll Trodur
51.96126° N, -5.10687° W
The track down to Pwll Trodur is steep on both sides. This dark sandy, pebble strewn naturist cove is best from mid to low tide.
9. Castell Coch promontory fort
51.96891° N, -5.09852° W
To the left of the path is an Iron Age promontory fort complete with a double embankment and intricate entranceway, which is now largely obscured by bracken.
51.96812° N, -5.08616° W
Head down the path to the beach at Abermawr where Brunel once proposed building a harbour and railway terminus.
11. Melin Tregwynt Mill
51.972133° N, -5.067473° W
At the end of the beach, follow a pathway leading up to the road and follow it for just under a mile to the mill. Return to the beach using the same road.
51.97319° N, -5.08203° W
Just before Abermawr, turn right onto a track leading down to Aberbach. At the northern end, cross over a stream and turn left up a steep track and keep going.