Pembrokeshire Coast Path – Day 4

Date – 17 April 2017

Walked from – Pembroke

Walked to – Herbrandston

Miles walked – 19.5

My guidebook warned me about this bit of the walk, although I didn’t notice until I was on the train on the way to Wales. ‘Things really do go downhill from here until… just under 30 miles away’. 
To be honest, it’s nowhere near that bad. The urban sprawl the author describes is nothing to someone who has spent most of the past 20 years in London. And the ugly pipes, oil refineries, tankers and power stations are also evidence that the area actually has an industry providing employment to local people (well paid employment for some too, if the very nice houses in Llanstadwell and Hazelbeach are anything to go by). It’s also interesting to note that, bucking the usual British colonial trend, Milford Haven (which dominates the area) was actually settled by a group of Americans – whalers who sold their oil for London’s street lamps.
Photos: Pembroke Castle / walkway over pipes / Sandy Haven Beach

About silkakt

I love to explore countries on foot or by bicycle. An English woman, I moved to the south of Spain in September 2020 and I have dreams of encouraging more people to discover this amazing country by walking its various Camino routes. To date, I've walked the French Camino from St Jean in France, the Portuguese Camino from Lisbon (interior route, not coastal) and the Camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I have also walked a fair few long distance trails in the UK, including all of the National Trails in England and Wales, and a couple of long walks in beautiful Scotland.
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