Hi there! This is Damaris back again, I couldn’t let Dani take control of the blog all by himself (ha! just kidding) and although I’m still on the way to recovery here I’m again blabbing about Wales. Today is raining cats and dogs which is maybe not the best to win the battle against this stubborn cold but still its a nice inspiration to write about our time in the rainy Pembrokeshire coast. Btw, thanks to everyone for the well wishes! It definitely makes me feel warmer and that always means healthier, right? right?
On day 2 we visited for the first time the Pembrokeshire coast, we followed the spot-on recommendations Pilar (thanks girl!) left us in this post, and chose Stackpole as the main walk around the coast. The trail around Stackpole takes around 4 hours (6 miles) so plan accordingly if you decide to include it in your itineraries (which you must!)
The Stackpole walk was hands down our favorite because it covers lots of different landscapes: from the cliffs & fields, to the beach and then suddenly (well, after a few miles walking) you are in the middle of the circular ponds, which is a very refreshing walk crossing two bridges and being surrounded by water lilies and fireflies – we read that around 20 different species have been identified, wow! I didn’t know before that so many even existed (poor entomology knowledge, sorry)
We followed exactly the trail explained in the National Trust website, that starts at Stackpole car park, goes then to Barafundle beach, walking along the coast line to reach the Stackpole Head (stone arches) to end at Bosherton Lily Ponds (water lillies) and then goes back to the starting point to get the car again.
The only thing I highly regret is not being able to stop at the Ye Olde World Cafe to get a good cup of tea while next to Bosherton, but we were really really (very) short in time. We even had to jump a couple of closed paths on our way back to the car, so definitely I think we did the wiser for our schedule. However if you plan the trail for the morning or early afternoon please stop by and tell us what we missed!
Thank you so mooooo-uch to follow us along Stackpole. Sorry for the bad pun! :P but ending the post with a cow makes me silly happy :) Wish you all a nice end of month, are you prepared for fall?