If you enjoy the great outdoors, visiting historic sites and monuments, relaxing in a friendly pub, cafe or restaurant or playing on a beach, then you will find many exciting and interesting things to do in Pembrokeshire
The Westland West Campsite is situated below Foel Cwmcerwyn the highest of the Preseli Hills and the highest point in Pembrokeshire. It is the ideal base to explore one of Wales’ most beautiful and magical landscapes. You can walk up Foel Cwmcerwyn directly from Westland West or drive a short distance to the ancient Golden Road and climb Foel Eryr.
The Tafarn Sinc, just a mile away at Rosebush, is a community run pub of traditional Welsh charm, also in Rosebush there is the Old Post Office and Pant Mawr cheese shop, where farmhouse cheeses made from locally produced milk can be sampled. In the vicinity, there is also the Pantmaenog forest, which has 12 km of tracks for walking, cycling and horse riding.
A short drive away
The beautiful and dramatic Cwm Gwaun is only a few miles drive. This valley, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, is famous for its woodland walks, streams and wild life, and you may see otters, dippers, buzzards and red kites. The Dyffryn Arms (Bessie’s) at Pontfaen, one of CAMRA’s heritage pubs, is well worth a visit. Other places of interest include Carn Ingli a hill overlooking Newport with prehistoric remains, Castell Henllys iron age village, Bedd Arthur or Arthur’s grave and the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Numerous species of birds can be seen from the 5.5 acre site of Westland West, for example, red kites, buzzards and owls frequently soar above the campsite. At the coast look out for porpoises between Poppit Sands and Strumble Head and dolphins between Poppit and Fishguard. They sometimes swim into Fishguard Harbour and Newport Bay. Seal pups can be spotted on the beaches nearby in late Autumn.
Music lovers can enjoy the Fishguard Folk Festival at the end of May, the International Music Festival in July and the Aberjazz Festival in August. Nearby the Tafarn Sinc and the Bluestone Brewery regularly hold live music events.
The friendly cafe in Maenclochog offers good value, locally sourced food or the community run pub in Rosebush, The Tafarn Sinc offers excellent pub food or you could try one of the numerous cafés, pubs and restaurants at the coastal village of Newport, and the market town of Narberth. Maenclochog will soon have its own café.
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