This gentle coastal walk takes you around the peninsula of St Anne's Head from the village of Dale to the beaches of Marloes.
Head south from Dale venturing around St Anne's Head peninsula towards the southernly point of Martin's Haven. As you head back north then through West Dale, your next point in the headland will be Dale Princess. From here you will be heading back in towards the village of Marloes. The rugged coastal landscape seems to have been unchanged for thousands of years and can be quite majestic.
The main highlight on this walk, other than the stunning coastal views, is the bay at West Dale. On a sunny day this offers a great point for a picnic and views out to sea. Also, you will see the historic bay where Henry Tudor, the Earl of Richmond landed in 1485. He landed in Mill Bay to head through west Wales to fight Richard III.
You may cross small streams and beach areas as you pass through the coves. Please take care and consider the weather conditions before you set out. Again, please take care at the cliff edges and ensure that you stay well back from the edge during high winds, or thick fog. Mist and fog can be a common feature early in the morning.
Although the ascents and decents are not very marked, it can be muddy underfoot during wet weather so it can be very slippy. You may also come across very occasional steep rocky ground. Please take care near the cliff edges and stay well back from loose ground near them.
This is a coastal path with little shelter so the recommended equipment would include sturdy walking boots, wallking poles, waterproof toursers and jacket, sun cream and a hat and sunglasses.
Keep a look out for the Acorn waymarking that will keep you on track. Although ensure that you monitor your route notes as you go.
The Griffin Pub in Dale is available for lunch and dinner. Please check the opening times as it may not be open outside of the walking season.
The Lobster Pot also has lunch and dinner options in Marloes. If the Griffin is closed then you are able to take a short taxi ride for evening meals here. You will pass The Lobster Pot on your way into Marloes as part of your walk. Check ahead for opening times.
The Clock Tower is a cafe in Marloes if you wish teas, coffee and snacks. Again, please check for opening times.
There is a local village shop in Marloes if you wish to buy small items for your walk. If you want a packed lunch then please ask at your bed and breakfast as they might be able to provide this for your walk.