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One of the top ten things to do in Pembrokeshire
The first time I heard the term ‘Coasteering’, I took a guess that it would be like orienteering but focused around the coast.
Alright, I thought, trying to navigate our way along a stretch of the Pembrokeshire National Park coastal path would get us out in the fresh air. Now, walking along the coast path is a fairly straight forward activity so what could all the excitement be about; my son, Oliver was keen to find out 🙂
A rugged little cove.
Trefin is a village in the Welsh-speaking area of North Pembrokeshire, south-west Wales. It is sometimes given the anglicised spelling Trevine, particularly on older maps, although the official name is Trefin in both English and Welsh. Trefin’s name comes from the Welsh Trefaen meaning ‘village on the rock outcrop’.
Map of Trefin walk Click here to get a Pembrokeshire Coast Footpath map of this area.
This great book by Reg Goddard is a must for anybody interested in Pembrokeshire’s surf culture.
Chapter 1 – The Early Years
It feels strange looking back after all these years on how the surfing scene in Pembrokeshire came about.
In our little corner of Wales we had no surf films to watch; just the odd news bulletin about some surfers riding the ‘Cribbar’* or such like, but slowly and surely it was evolving. My early memories of Pembrokeshire surfing are as such.
I can always remember being drawn to the sea and had my first surf on those ply wood belly boards that were in use in those very early days of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
I remember seeing two surfers walking down Newgale beach and thinking I’d like to try that. They had Malibu surfboards under their arms – the first I’d seen.
Skomer wins Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve Skomer Island just off the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales has been voted Britain’s Favourite Nature Reserve! Famed for its breath taking wildlife and … Read more…
Dog Walking Pembrokeshire
First let me introduce you to my walking companion – Cwtch the Border Collie, who is now 8 months old.
She has all the exuberance and intelligence of that breed and
Seeing these ‘guys’ finally land at Newgale after what seemed like an epic voyage, made me wish I’d come to the beach earlier and donned some neoprene myself.
Low tide and an off-shore breeze made