Porthgain - Trwyn Llwyd - Trefin - Porthgain

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Porthgain - Coast Path - Trwyn Llwyd - Trefin - Felindre House - Porthgain

The walk starts from Porthgain, where there is an art gallery and a pleasant fishing harbour overshadowed by the old brickworks. In different eras the village has been a centre for the production of slate, brick and road stone. There is an interpretation board on the harbourside and photos in The Sloop Inn nearby (which dates from 1743) showing details of Porthgain's industrial past. This is a figure-of-eight walk; if desired it's possible to shorten it by omitting the second, smaller loop.

The outward leg of the route is along the coast path. The track climbs initially and then levels out. The wonderful rugged coastal scenery on this section is ever-changing. I enjoyed watching the birdlife including gannets diving for fish. There were also wildflowers and the occasional butterfly. Remember to watch out for dolphins too on this section.
The path descends to a small cove just before Trefin. Here there are the remains of a flour mill and a small beach accessed by steps, which would make a good coffee break or picnic spot. The route then reascends to Trwyn Llwyd, where apparently choughs are sometimes seen feeding on the short turf (I didn't see any but there were plenty of swallows!) before swinging right to Trefin.

The return route to Porthgain is level between an initial ascent and a final descent on minor roads and well-defined tracks over the fields.

Note to dog owners: there are no stiles on this walk. Although it passes through several fields, the only place I came into direct contact with livestock was unexpectedly on the coast path on the descent to the cove before Trefin (ie near the farm mentioned in the text of Waymark 1).

Wales - South Wales - Pembrokeshire - Coast

Features

Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Good for Kids, Great Views, Industrial Archaeology, Pub, Public Transport, Sea, Toilets