Saundersfoot to Lydstep – Wales Coast Path

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We had a very pleasant stay at East Trewent Farm, starting the day with an excellent breakfast.

We walked across the beach in Saundersfoot as the tide was out. The path heads up steeply from the beach, and continues to rise and fall in this way for much of this walk.

At Waterwynch the ascent seems to go on for ever.

Until we eventually reached a point where we caught tantalising glimpses of Tenby – with its pretty Beach and harbour with views out towards Caldy. We stopped for a very good coffee in Caffe Vista, Tenby, enjoyed the view and chatted to a couple who were both on their third marriages! If at first you don’t succeed…..

The Wales Coastal path signs are not very visible about the town, but our guide book sets out a clear route to South Beach.

The red flags are flying at the Penally range – firing in progress, once again we find that the MOD presence is at odds with the beauty of the place.

We detour into Penally, and despite the signs giving clear instruction how to proceed and one sentry clearing our way up the outer boundary of the range, we were met at the top by another sentry who told us off, for transcending the path while shooting was in progress. Confusion reigns!

We caught up with some walkers who took a week a year to walk the WCP, and then were overtaken by a group of young soldiers carrying full packs, racing along the path…

We followed the limestone Cliffs, up and down until we reached Lydstep Beach and headed gratefully through the caravan park and up the hill to the car park.

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