Pembrokeshire Coast Path Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays the best Pembrokeshire Coast Path guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is an 186 mile National Trail through the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, South Wales.
It was established in 1970 and has a total of 35,000 feet (11,000 m) of ascent and descent. At its highest point, Pen yr Afr, it reaches a height of 574 feet (175 m). The effort of ascent and descent is well rewarded by the stunning scenery.
“Practical guidebook to walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The walk follows the National Trail around the coastline in south-west Wales. Includes:
* 96 large-scale walking maps, 10 stage maps with trail profiles showing ascents and descents and the complete.
* Pembrokeshire Coast Path Map.
* 47 Guides to Towns and Villages.
* Detailed accommodation with reviews: B&Bs, campsites, pubs, hotels, bunkhouses.
* Where to eat with reviews: cafes, teashops, pubs and restaurants.
* Detailed public transport information with frequency of services.
* Downloadable GPS waypoints.
* Itineraries for all walkers, for the entire route or day walks, weekends or short breaks.”
– Pembrokeshire Coast Path (Trailblazer British Walking Guide)
“180 miles of cliff top, beach and cove around the magnificent Welsh coast, The Pembrokeshire Coast Path (Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro) is the 186-mile National Trail around Wales’ s magnificent southern headland. Winding around the coast from St Dogmaels to Amroth, it clings to soaring cliff tops, seeks out fabulous sweeping beaches like Marloes Sands and Freshwater West, visits lovely towns like St David’ s and Tenby, castles at Manorbier and Pembroke, and is rich in wildlife from teeming seabird colonies to the rare chough. It is now part of the Welsh Coast Path, fully open in 2012. Whether you’ re a long-distance walker or a holiday stroller, this is the only book you need.”
– Pembrokeshire Coast Path (National Trail Guides)
“Guidebook to walking the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path National Trail. The guide includes a separate Ordnance Survey map booklet of the 180-mile long-distance walk from Amroth, near Tenby, to St Dogmaels, north of Newport.
* The trail takes roughly two weeks to complete, and is divided into 14 stages of between 9 and 16 miles. Neither technically demanding nor difficult to navigate, the trail is suitable both for experienced distance walkers and those looking to cut their teeth on a long-distance route.
* Step-by-step instructions are illustrated by 1:100,000 OS map extracts. A route summary table and comprehensive trek planner are also included, with invaluable information on transport, accommodation and facilities en route.
* Also included is a separate booklet of 1:25,000 OS maps which shows the full route, providing all the mapping needed to walk the coastal path.
* Showcasing the spectacular coastal scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, this National Trail takes in soaring rugged cliffs, serene inlets, broad sandy beaches and quaint coastal villages as it follows the twists and turns of this magical coastal path.
– The Pembrokeshire Coast Path (Cicerone)
Notes on Pembrokeshire Coast Path Guidebooks
We recommend buying two different Pembrokeshire Coast Path guidebooks. One will supplement the other in terms of clarity, additional information, etc. The cost of the additional guidebook is very little compared to the cost of the walk. The National Trail and Cicerone guidebooks have the relevant sections of Ordnance Survey “Explorer” maps, but the Trailblazer Pembrokeshire Coast Path guidebooks has Wainwright-type detailed maps as well as a wealth of additional info, not just for navigating the Path, but info on accommodation, camping, and where to eat and drink.
Pembrokeshire Coast Path Maps
We display two map books of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path: The Cicerone map booklet (which is included with the guidebook or can be bought separately), and the Adventure Atlas.
“The A-Z Adventure series features the accuracy and quality of the 25k OS Explorer mapping in a convenient book, therefore eliminating the need to fold and re-fold a large sheet map to the desired area. OS Explorer is Ordnance Survey’s most detailed mapping at a scale of 1:25 000, showing public rights of way, open access land, national parks, tourist information, car parks, public houses and camping and caravan sites. Unlike the OS sheets, this A-Z Adventure Atlas includes a comprehensive index to towns, villages, hamlets and locations, natural features, nature reserves, car parks and youth hostels. Each index entry has a page reference and a six figure National Grid Reference, making it quick and easy to use. This A-Z Adventure Atlas of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path features 74 pages of continuous Ordnance Survey mapping covering the 186 mile route of this stunning National Trail in Wales. Running mainly through the Pembrokeshire National Park, from Amroth in the south to St Dogmaels in the north, the trail reveals breathtaking coastal scenery and a richness of habitat supporting a diverse range of wildlife and wildflowers. A useful route planner guide includes a breakdown of distances along the way and an easy to use reference to amenities in nearby towns and villages. Also featured is advice about safety and security when walking or mountain biking and a selection of QR codes linked to useful websites. A book size of 240mm x 134mm matches the size of a standard OS Explorer map when closed. This A-Z Adventure Atlas has the accuracy and quality of OS Explorer mapping indexed within a book, making it the perfect companion for walkers, off-road cyclists, horse riders and anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors.”
– Pembrokeshire Coast Adventure Atlas
Ordnance Survey provide the service of online maps, which you can use on all your devices. Costs around £20 – £25 per year for all maps across the UK for a year. Great value. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path path is marked by name on the relevant “Explorer” maps. Click on the link:
Ordnance Survey Maps Online