National Walking Weekend

24th Sep 2021

The inaugural 41 Club walking weekend will take place walking parts of the South Pembrokeshire coast path. The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is the only UK National Park designed for its coastal landscape and is one of the ecologically richest and most diverse parts of Wales.

The walking weekend will be held on 24-26 September with our base being located in the village of Lamphey just outside Pembroke where we will be taking over the Lamphey Hall hotel and some rooms in the nearby Lamphey Court hotel.

Guests will arrive at their designated hotel which will be allocated on a first come first served basis at their leisure and the weekend will start off with a three course meal and evening of fellowship at the Lamphey hall hotel. Check in at both hotels will be from 3pm but anyone wishing to arrive in the morning an additional walk/tour of South Pembrokeshire can be arranged (individuals will need to use their cars or car share)

Following a full Welsh breakfast walkers will head to Tenby via public transport and set off for their chosen walking distance heading back towards the hotel. There are 3 distances that you can choose 4.3 miles finishing at Lydstep haven, 8.2 miles finishing in Manorbier village and having time to visit the Norman castle that overlooks the beach or for the more adventurous 13.1 miles back to the hotel with a break in Manorbier. Alternatively, you can amble around Tenby and walk the mile long South Beach but will need to make your own journey home.

That evening we will regroup in the Lamphey Hall hotel for another three course meal.

Following a full Welsh breakfast we head off in our cars to the picturesque village of Bosherston where we will amble through the wildlife rich lily ponds at Bosherston which were created as an enhancement to the local landowner’s estate in the late 18th/early 19th century and arrive at one of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches, Broadhaven South. From the beach we will take the coast path to St Govan’s Chapel which is 14th century chapel built in the limestone cliffs where we will walk down the steep steps to view this remarkable chapel. The walk is approximately 4.5miles.

Depending upon the walker’s departure time for those leaving a little later a visit can be arranged to nearby Stack Rock to see the famous “Green Bridge of Wales” and the sweeping Freshwater West beach where Robin Hood starring Russell Crowe and Dobby’s House in Harry Potter in the Deathly Hallows were filmed.