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'm a map addict. I nip out in my lunch break to go to the National Map Centre, just around the corner from where I work, to feed my habit. My fix normally costs £7.99 and comes in the form of an OS map, although I'm a big fan of Sustrans cycle maps, the Trailblazer walking guides and maps of the world too. And once I've got my new map, I start plotting - routes, adventures and an escape away from the office that I spend too much time in. Maps, quite simply, make the world a better and more exciting place.
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