Pembrokeshire 2020: Year of the Outdoors
This year in Wales we’re celebrating the Year of the Outdoors. While we love all of Wales, we think we’ve got the prettiest bit of the Welsh outdoors right here in Pembrokeshire! With our wild, unspoilt coastline, rolling green hills and brooding, heather-coated mountains, we can’t think of a better place to get out into the fresh air and enjoy some fun in the countryside. Here are just few of the outdoor activities you could get up to on a Pembrokeshire holiday!
Beaches and watersports
Looking for the perfect spot for a beach staycation in 2020? You can’t do better than Pembrokeshire, with its quiet unspoilt coastline and over 50 beautiful beaches to discover. From playing cricket on golden sands or taking a gentle paddle in the shallows all the way to crashing through the waves on your surfboard or experiencing the adrenaline rush of coasteering, there’s so much to enjoy on the stunning shores of West Wales.
So, whether you prefer a secluded cove where you can soak up some rays in peace or a long sandy stretch where you can enjoy watersports, horse riding or a romantic sunset stroll, there’s a beach for you here on the Pembrokeshire Coast.
Mountain biking and cycling
There’s a reason why one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed cycling races takes place in our lovely county! Avid road riders from all over the world flock to the Tour of Pembrokeshire in May to take on the challenges of the incredible local terrain, with its brutal climbs and exhilarating downhill stretches.
If you’re visiting on holiday, you can bring or hire bikes and just go exploring. The Preseli Hills are a favourite spot for off-road riders looking for a bit of adventure. Of course, if a more sedate bicycle ride with the kids is what you’re after, there are lots of more family-friendly routes to explore. Whatever cycling routes you choose, we can promise you’ll never get bored of the scenery!
Discover Pembrokeshire’s Islands
Just off the coast, you’ll find some of Britain’s most interesting islands - you can even see them from Warpool Court Hotel if you choose one of our seaview rooms. Ramsey Island is the nearest to St Davids, with Skomer, Skokholm and Grassholm lying further afield.
Home to some of Britain’s largest sea bird colonies, they’re a great place to visit if you’re a wildlife lover or birdwatcher. Puffins are probably our most famous visitors, along with thousands of Manx Shearwaters. There are regular boat trips throughout the holiday season. If you’re lucky, you might see a dolphin or two following the boat.
For something a bit different, you can visit Caldey Island just off the coast of Tenby. A tranquil haven, the island is home to Cistercian monks who make lovely perfumes and even lovelier chocolate! You can explore the island on foot, visiting the monastery, museum and lighthouse.
Walking in the wilderness
The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is a firm favourite with walkers. Our famous Coast Path draws thousands of people to the area every year – from those who just want to enjoy a light stroll and admire the view to serious hikers who take on particular sections or even the entire trail. The views are nothing short of breathtaking as the terrain takes you above soaring cliffs down to swathes of soft sands, with pretty coastal villages, wide estuaries and lush green fields in between.
Although the 186-mile Coast Path is the most well-known place to enjoy a walk in Pembrokeshire, head inland and you’ll discover some hidden gems. The mossy slopes of the imposing Preseli Hills are home to Neolithic burial chambers and mystical stone circles. Or you can explore the peaceful valleys and quiet ancient woodlands that dot the landscape. Just put your boots on, start walking and breathe in all that fresh Pembrokeshire air!
From the great outdoors to a great indoors
Of course, that’s just a taste of some of the fun you can have here in Pembrokeshire. There are plenty more outdoor activities to get stuck into during your holiday. You can even make the most of the outside attractions here at the hotel, with our 15-acre gardens and tennis court at your disposal. Afternoon tea and cocktails on the lawn are especially popular with our guests!
When it comes the indoor experience, we have a range of comfortable accommodation to choose from, with both sea and country views. We can’t wait to welcome you to Warpool Court Hotel this year. To book your 2020 holiday in Pembrokeshire, visit our online booking page, give us a call on 01437 720300 or send us an email.