Adventure 2 – Day 2 – St David’s hike
Hiking Highlight (Segment)
Ford Weekend Adventures planned a hike.
October 8, 2020
This leisurely loop visits the spiritual heart of Wales, St David’s, and explores a spellbinding stretch of coastline.
A relaxing end to the weekend, this hike is 4.3 miles (6.9 km) long with 325 feet (100 m) of elevation gain. As such, it is easy to walk in under two hours. You also have plenty of time to see the sites.
From Porthclais Farm Campsite, you head east along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, where views stretch as far as Devon. A short-step later, you reach the legendary Chapel of St Non. This characteristic little building is said to be the birthplace of St David, the patron saint of Wales, and is named after his mother, St Non.
You then hike along Ffordd Caerfai lane into St David’s, the smallest city in Britain. If you have time, it is well worth exploring St David's Cathedral, which dates to the 12th century, and the stunning Bishop’s Castle.
You leave St David's to the south and hike through farmland to finish in the campsite.