The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is the best way (and sometimes the only way) to experience the most dramatic portions of Wales' rugged coast, including this portion on St. Non's Bay. Photo: Spud Hilton, The Chronicle / SF

Wales ramble: A walk through history

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is the best way (and sometimes the only way) to experience the most dramatic portions of Wales' rugged coast, including this portion on St. Photo: Spud Hilton, The Chronicle / SF.

St Catherine’s Island, off Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. There is an arch way running through the island. Local folklore says if a man passes through the arch he will be turned into a crab and if a woman passes though she will become a mermaid.

wanderthewood: “ St Catherine’s Island, Pembrokeshire, Wales by Dickie-Dai-Do ”

Standing stones at Pentre Ifan in Pembrokeshire, Wales. This Bronze Age monument, also known as Arthur's Quoit, dates from around 4000-3500 BC. It is thought to have been constructed as a burial chamber and would have originally been covered in earth. The capstone of the chamber is about 5 metres long. Photographed in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales.

Dolmen at Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Wales. This Bronze Age monument, also known as Arthur's Quoit, dates from around BC. It is thought to have been constructed as a burial chamber and would have originally been covered in earth.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Distances have been rounded, up or down, to the nearest mile or kilometre. Anyone adding up the total distance may notice that it amounts to 882 miles or 1419 kilometres - slightly longer than the official distance of 870 miles or 1400 kilometres.However, we expect this figure to reduce as planned realignments come into effect. The tables will be revised when this happens.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path - Distances have been rounded, up or down, to the nearest mile or kilometre. Anyone adding up the total distance may notice that it amounts to 882 miles or 1419 kilometres - slightly longer than the official distance of 870 miles

The Wales Coast Path is often missing from the hiker’s bucket list. Treks like the Inca Trail and Kilimanjaro have their rightful spots, but the path along the Welsh coastline, speckled with quaint towns, immersed in history, and blanketed with fairytale-inspiring landscapes, somehow hasn’t made the cut. Perhaps most hikers simply haven’t heard of it.

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Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Wales. Rated by Cheap Flights as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the world, this path twists 300 kilometers from St. Dogmaels to Amroth in southwest Wales. It's often wet and windy, but if you strike lucky on a sunny day this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Scented gorse and crimson heather brighten the way.

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Rated by Cheap Flights as one of the 10 best hiking trails in the world, this path twists 300 kilometers from St. Dogmaels to Amroth in southwest Wales. Scented gorse and crimson heather brighten the way.

Solva St Brides Bay Pembrokeshire Wales

Solva St Brides Bay Pembrokeshire Wales Just one example of the amazing Welsh coast that inspired 'Elen's Island'.

Gateholm Island, (from the Old Norse for goat island) is at the western end of Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire, Wales. by *JakeSpain on deviantART

isawatree: Gateholm Island by *JakeSpain enchantedengland: Gateholm (from the Old Norse for goat island) is at the western end of Marloes Sands in Pembrokeshire, Wales; accessible only at low tide. If this looks familiar to you, it featured.

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