Pembroke and Pembroke Dock

The Sunday evening chat with the “Navigator” resulted in a walk in and around Pembroke and Pembroke Dock.

Route

We parked adjacent to the Princes Trust Adventure Centre almost under the Cleddau Bridge.  The parking is free and for those with boats a number of free slipways into the Mildford Haven Waterway.  The centre also has a cafe and toilets.

Our route took us south heading towards Pembroke. Unfortunately as we were putting the world to rights we (him) overlooked a turning but we’ll gloss over that.  We spent a little time trying to recover this error but all we did was explore a council estate.

Would this be true?
An executive decision was made and a more direct route was taken and we were soon at the battlements of Pembroke Castle.

Pembroke Castle
.

Fungi possibly sulphur tuft
Sorting the fat from the thin
Billy Goats Gruff
A coffee break was had before continuing our walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast path towards Pennar where we interrupted someone’s game of golf and then onto the beach.
We were joined here by a huge bumble bee who took a fancy to the “Navigators” blue rucksack.

Where’s the pollen?

Following lunch we walked along the stony beach, passing the first of a number of Martello Towers, into the area of Victorian dockyards and a number of interpretive panels depicting the history of the area.

Martello
The dockyards
Somebody should!

We had our afternoon break on a promenade and watched the Irish Ferry head off for Ireland before heading back to the car.

Next Saturday we are off for a week of walking based in Patterdale and I am hoping my sciatica problem eases or I might just become the “Navigators” shuttle bunny!

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One thought on “Pembroke and Pembroke Dock

  1. A bit more nostalgia here fro me. I arrived in Pembroke late on a Sunday in pouring rain eventually finding accommodation in The Old Kings Arms – no camping that night! I'm not surprised I don't have a photo of the castle – yours is great with click to enlarge.

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