Ceibwr Bay

Ceibwr Bay

Route: Ceibwr Bay

Area: Pembrokeshire

Date of walk: 27th September 2020

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 5.1 miles

Ascent: 1,000 feet

Weather: Sunshine and clouds

At the end of yesterday’s walk we’d driven to Ceibwr Bay to marvel at the spectacular folding in the cliff face at Pen yr Afr, the result of ancient upheaval and aeons of erosion. This wonderful sight persuaded us to plan a cliff top walk keeping those views ahead of us

We parked in one of the roadside spaces at Ceibwr Bay and joined the Wales Coast Path, which we’ve followed on all our walks this week. After rounding the bay we made a steep ascent up to the headland. The views back along the coast were superb from here, extending to Dinas Island and Strumble Head, both of which are the subject of earlier posts

As we continued along the undulating cliff top path, the views ahead began to command attention, just as we’d hoped when planning the walk. A succession of majestic cliffs stretched out ahead of us, culminating in the amazing rock face at Pen yr Afr

As we approached Pwllygranant at the end of the coastal section, there was a steep ascent followed by a descent to a bridge across a stream. We left the coast path here to start the inland return route, which was through fields and along quiet lanes and bridleways with occasional views out to sea. At a farm named Granant-isaf there has been a re-routing of the path, and it doesn’t follow the dotted green lines on the OS map. The path is waymarked, but the sign is easy to miss as it’s hidden behind a tall hedge. It’s not necessary to enter the farmyard as the OS map indicates 

Beyond the farm it was a pleasant stroll back to the start, with ever improving views along the coast. It had been another superb walk, and in the course of 5 miles (and on a weekend) we hadn’t seen another walker

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