Days Out from Manor Bedw – Lawrenny

This is one of our favourite short walks – especially as it starts and finishes at one of the best tearooms in Pembrokeshire! It also gives you an opportunity to explore the rivers at the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Quayside LawrennyYou will find plenty of parking at Quayside – where you should definitely have lunch before you start, as they have a reputation for serving the best of local Pembrokeshire produce. If you time it right you can be back in time for tea! Their cakes and desserts are not to be missed. Note that the café is only open from Easter until the end of September.

The river at LawrennyThe circular walk starts from the café, which is situated at Lawrenny Quay. It’s an easy walk, just under 3 miles. It meanders alongside the Daugleddau Estuary through the ancient Lawrenny Woods to the small inlet of Garron Pill, before returning through the pleasant loose knit village of Lawrenny via a quiet country lane to the starting point.

The twelfth century Anglo-Norman church of St Caradoc towers above the village and is well worth a peek. Lawrenny Quay was once a busy port but is now a well-known sailing centre. The true attraction here though is the woodland: Lawrenny has one of the most well-preserved sections of the ancient woodland that once covered the whole of the Milford Haven drowned valley system.

LawrennyFull details of the walk can be downloaded here

Worth a visit on the way home – the Cresselly Arms, beautifully situated near the water’s edge overlooking a wooded reach of the Cleddau estuary at Cresswell Quay. There’s no food, but this all adds to the character of what is a proper, old-fashioned country pub. Beer is served straight from the barrel by jug.

Distance from Manor Bedw: 16 miles

 

Horse rider at Cresselly Quay