Ian is the Discover Walking Pembrokeshire Guide. He can offer you a variety of walking and sightseeing packages tailored exclusively to meet your requirements and deliver them to you at the pace that is best suited to you.
And each package comes with a plethora of local stories about pre-history, modern history, geology, custom and Welsh folklore, all delivered in a friendly manner to ensure you relax and enjoy your day. See what previous customers thought, below.
Whether you are a singleton, a couple or a small group, Ian will cater exclusively to your needs and if booked sufficiently far in advance he will make direct contact with you to better understand your interests and capabilities so that you know exactly what to expect.
What We Offer Discover Walking Pembrokeshire offers the following:
Full Day Walks and Sightseeing. Typically, from 09:30 to about 17:00. Either one long walk; or sightseeing at a number of sites requiring transportation between them; or a combination of the two.
Half day Sightseeing or Walking. Typically, about three to four hours.
Typical Full Day Walks and Visits:
The Preseli Ridge Line. Taking Cwmcerwyn (highest peak in Preseli Hills), Carn Menyn (source of the bluestone at Stonehenge) and the iron age hill fort at Foeldrygarn. Could include the Neolithic stone circle at Gors Fawr, and the megaliths at Rhosfelin and Pentre Ifan.
Carningli and the Last Invasion. Drive over Carningli mountain for sea views and a circular walk Dinas Head before exploring Fishguard Fort and various other locations included in the 1797 Last Invasion of Britain. Could include visit to the Neolithic burial site at Garnwnda and Strumble Head lighthouse.
Moylegrove to Newport Coastal Walk. A spectacularly remote section of the world renowned Pembrokeshire coastal path walk with dramatic geological features and coastal flora and fauna but with a good few hills to raise the heart beat!
The Gwaun Valley and Newport. A walk along the ancient Gwaun Valley and up over Carningli to Newport and then on to Nervern, the seat of the Norman invasion and a pilgrimage trail. Many tales to be told of the kindly St Brynach who sought solace with the angles on Carningli.
St Davids Peninsula. From St Davids Cathedral and Bishops Palace, south to the coast and west past St Nons chapel (birth place of St David), to St Justinians with magnificent sea views across the sound to Ramsey Island.
Porthgain and Whitesands Bay. Two spectacular coastal walks for the price of one: firstly, we explore Pembrokeshires industrial past, at one of its slate and granite mines and then visit the stunning Whitesands Bay and walk to the Neolithic site at Coetan Arthur, taking in the chapel of St Patrick who left Wales from here to take Christianity to Ireland.
Themed Day/Half Days Or, Ian can suggest a themed day/half day such as: ancient and mystical Preseli; The Norman Invasion; The French Invasion; Industrial Pembrokeshire Pembroke Dock Naval History. Just pick up the phone and have a chat.
Why We Stay Flexible: Our experience indicates that distances travelled or the number of sites visited depends very much on the pace of the group and the depth of interest shown in the various sites visited. At Discover Walking Pembrokeshire we are entirely relaxed about this because, by being totally flexible, we ensure that you remain in control of your days out in Pembrokeshire.
Further Free Guidance: If you are unfamiliar with Pembrokeshire and its terrain, or you are an inexperienced walker, Ian will happily provide guidance in advance on appropriate clothing, footwear and what to carry with you for contingencies. He will also make recommendations dependant upon a discreet understanding of any medical, or other, considerations so that you do not have to worry about whether or not your day is appropriate to your ability.
Opening Times: All year round but weather may preclude certain route.
Costs Final cost is dependant upon exact options but typically GBP120 for a full day and GBP80 for a half day, plus a small addition to cover petrol where applicable.
S Gardiner - We booked a walking day with Ian and it was brilliant, he really engaged the whole family and was a very interesting day out. I really recommend you do this - the price is very reasonable for what you get.
James O'Donnell - EXCELLENT! I could not recommend Ian's personalised tours highly enough. Ian is clearly passionate about the region and its history, and it shows in his nonstop fount of knowledge and fascinating stories. If you find yourself in Wales, definitely give him a call.
Owen and Margi Waters (NZ) - Just a quick email to thank you again for the wonderful day we spent with you around Milton Haven! You had put together a great itinerary for us and we loved the mix of history, scenery and a relaxed well paced tour around the area.
Deborah and David Gentry - We thought the day trip and walks were both excellent value, and much enjoyed the immense amount of information you were able to give us. Perhaps an odd highlight for us on the day out was the hidden quarry pool at Rosebush and we also particularly liked out-of-the-way Nevern.