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A PDF of the original route can be downloaded here for general interest only. The walking details are out of date. 





Revisiting the  Beginning of the route starts in Novemer 2019

The aim is to emphasis the highlights and  look at it for different mobility needs.

If you want to try thi sfor yourself the guide details are below.

The Beginning: Strumble Head (Ynys Meicel) to Fishguard - 9 miles

 Maps:O.S. Outdoor Leisure 35 covers this and all the Pembroke section and extends about 10 miles into the Carmarthen section. Landrangers: 157 from here to the other side of Fishguard, then 145 to Gors Fawr.

 Entry into Pembrokeshire is most direct by way of Fishguard because of its combined rail and ferry links. Its position as a terminus makes it, like Penzance at the other end of the route, a natural place to begin or end a journey. In addition, anyone who drives along the A40 to Fishguard past the lair of Wolfs Castle and the Treffgarne Rocks will see how even the landscape creates a sense of entry at this point On arrival at Fishguard it may be more practical for most people to start the walking from there. However the Celtic Way route begins with the hill-forts and burial chambers which run over Strumble Head and for those with the time and enthusiasm it provides a perfect introduction to the area and the walking.

 

On your arrival in Fishguard, if you decide to walk the beginning of the Celtic Way and have plenty of time free in which to walk, then it is possible to follow the way-marked[ii]Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath along the coast for 6 miles from Goodwick to Strumble Head. Here you will find the start of the Celtic Way at Ynys Meicel, a small island with its white lighthouse. If you have less time for walking take a bus or taxi through the lanes for 4 miles to the car park at Ynys Meicel. (Ask the driver for the car park at Strumble Head).

 

When walking any part of the coastal footpath you will be exposed to the full impact of the weather and you need to be prepared for this. The coastal path is exceptionally beautiful but is quite demanding in its ascents and descents to bays and coves. Way-finding is not a problem but you need to exercise appropriate caution when walking along a cliff’s edge, especially in strong winds or wet conditions. This is a remote area and there will be nowhere to get refreshment on route. The Youth Hostel is self-catering and carries a small stock of basic items.

 

The Celtic Way walking starts from Ynys Meicel and makes for Pwll Deri which is 3 miles on the coast path. There is a simple and attractive Youth Hostel at Pwll Deri, a good place to spend the first night, especially if you have walked from Fishguard on the Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath. The next six miles begin on a stony ridge then follow a bridleway and lanes. This is a gentle exploration of a route less than 200 feet above sea level yet full of views. The walking brings you into contact with the atmosphere of this remote part of Pembrokeshire and includes several sites of interest.

 

Highlights: Garn Fawr hill-fort, Garn Gilfach burial chamber, Garn Folch and Garn Gelli. Ffynnon Druidion is a short diversion. Goodwick Brook footpath

 

Starting point:

Ynys Meicel (Strumble Head) Car Park. 895 412.


 Tourist Information:

Fishguard Harbour at Goodwick (station and ferry)