From the parking area, we follow the quiet lane to the entrance to Blackpool Mill. Built in 1830 with a centre-shot water wheel, this flour mill ceased work in 1958 and is waiting for a new use to be found for it. Now we cross Blackpool Bridge with the inscription “Erected about the year 1830. Baroness de Rutzen the owner of the Slebech Estate. Residence Slebech Hall.”
Our ramble follows an old entrance road to the Hall, now little more than a muddy track in places but with tantalising views over the river as it widens into an estuary. Passing through a gate, we enter Slebech Park Estate. Eventually, the Hall comes into view. If you have made arrangements with the owners, then you can enjoy your lunch in the grounds or make use of their restaurant. Otherwise, please stay on the public footpath which turns left and ends at the remains of the Norman church. Return the same way.
In the spring, look for the bluebells lining the path.
Allow 4 hours to enjoy a full outing.
Safety informationHeavy rain and high tides could cause the path to flood
Tips and hints
Please inform Slebech Park of your plans. https://slebech.co.uk/
By telephone: +44(0)1437 752000By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Mail: Slebech Park Estate, The Rhos,Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire,SA62 4AX
Getting thereFrom the A40 St Clears to Haverfordwest. Leave the A40 on the A4075 to Carew. Almost immediately turn right and follow to Minwier car park passing Blackpool Mill on the right on the way.
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EquipmentMobility scooters which are happy to go along muddy tracks