Lydstep Circular 1

 

To celebrate my wife’s birthday I had booked a short break at the Celtic Haven between Tenby and Manorbier Pembs. The weather forecast for Saturday was looking good and a walk to Manorbier along the coast was decided on.

Route


Caldey Island


Lydstep Bay



Climbing up from the beach from Lydstep Bay we walked through a woodland thick with wild garlic.

Wild Garlic


This part of coastal path does have some steep up and downs but the promise of a cafe lunch kept Mrs Bob going.

One of the Ups


Apprentice navigator
 
 
 


 
 


Just as we stopped for banana break a sea mist suddenly appeared which spoiled the views although inland was fine.

The mist comes in


Nearing Manorbier we passed a zawn, a  narrow slot in the cliff and then a cromlech known as the Kings Quoit and examples of spring bursting out.






At last Manorbier


Kings Quoit
 
Turning into the bay, Manorbier castle came into view.It was closed due to a wedding taking place.

Manorbier Castle


No it’s not!


Manorbier Church


Anyway we were heading for the cafe “Beach Break” where we had a good lunch.
Suitably refreshed we headed back partly inland to avoid some but not all of the ups and downs.  Not far from Lydstep a young family were walking in front of us when we heard one of them shout that they had seen a snake!  They had indeed, an adder sunbathing just off the path.  This was a first for my wife and has now probably put the aforementioned family off country walking!

An adder
 
 


Back at the cottage we had a well deserved cup of tea and then I went for a swim – not in the sea but a swimming pool and shortly after a two course meal in the restaurant. If “The Navigator” reads this he should realise that not all walks have to be through bogs and mud sitting in a damp field drinking from a flask! He won’t change.
 

 

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