PEMBROKESHIRE COAST NATIONAL PARK - ThinkPhoto Image Media Ltd

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a national park along the Pembrokeshire coast in west Wales. It was established as a National Park in 1952, and is the only one in the United Kingdom to have been designated primarily because of its spectacular coastline. It is one of three National Parks in Wales, the others being the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia.

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a designated National Trail. It was established in 1970, and is 186 miles long, mostly at cliff-top level, with a total of 35,000 feet (11,000 m) of ascent and descent. The southern end of the path is at Amroth. The northern end is often regarded as being at Poppit Sands, near St. Dogmaels, where the official plaque was originally sited but the path now continues to St. Dogmaels, where a new marker was unveiled in July 2009. Here the path links with the Ceredigion Coast Path, which continues northwards. The Pembrokeshire Coast Path forms part of the Wales Coast Path, an 870-mile long-distance walking route around the whole coast of Wales from Chepstow to Queensferry, which was officially opened in 2012.

http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/


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