EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOP ROUTES
With 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park,
here are just a very few workshop routes to give you an example
ABEREIDDY to TRAETH LLYFN
From the beautifully rugged Abereiddy beach we walk to the
nearby slate quarry, now flooded permanently by the sea
Despite its local name 'Blue Lagoon', the water is always a
distinct greenish hue, owing to the mineral content within
the quarry. The lagoon is a favourite for adventure groups in
We continue along the coast path along a flat grassy fields
to the extordinary views overlooking Traeth Llyfn, (Llyfn Beach).
We set up base around this area and return the way we came
spending time at points of interest to you.
(In September 2012 the Blue Lagoon at Abereiddi was the location for one of the stages of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, making its UK debut. Choosen for its outstanding beauty, fourteen of the world's best divers dived from a man-made platform, 27 metres above the Blue Lagoon. The championships were held here again in September 2013)
PENCAER BAY (Strumble Head)
Strumble Head is a rocky headland in the community of
Pencaer in north Pembrokeshire. Here it is very much about
the sea and the light. Views extend eastwards towards Dinas
Head and Cardigan Bay, and westwards to the Irish Sea.
Popular for wildlife spotters in particular, grey atlantic seals.
During spring/ summer, you’ll almost certainly see both adults
and pups bobbing about in the water. A short walk east along
the coast to the small cove of Porthsychan will usually reveal
large numbers of seals hauled out on to the rocky shoreline.
Also, Strumble Head is one of the best sites in Britain to view
cetaceans, particularly the porpoise which can be spotted in
the tidal races around the headland with modest binoculars.
Just to the east side of the headland is an observation building (an old MoD structure), which provides some shelter from the often vicious winds that batter the coast, and from where you may see a huge variety of migrating birds including various auks, gulls, shearwaters and terns. When the sea is reasonably calm, there’s a chance that you may also see harbour porpoises, bottle-nosed dolphins and even fin, killer and minke whales.
(The lighthouse is a reminder that this headland has been the site of numerous ship wrecks A French shipwreck, possibly from the last invasion of Britain, was found nearby in 2003. The Bardse of the Pile of Fowdrey was wrecked off Strumble Head on 3 October 1763 laden with a cargo of iron and copper from Wicklow bound for Chepstow under its Master, John Kennel. Another notable wreck was the barque Calburga in 1915, one of Canada's last square rigged sailing ships)
DINAS to ABERFFOREST
Off the tourist map, discover a magical wood on route down
to the secluded Aberfforest beach. Winding down hill, follow
the stream down to a little waterfall, over stepping stones,
and out to the beach. Perfect for uninterrupted concentration
and unpredictable weather. A rich mix of inland and coast.
A variety of opportunities to undertake.