The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, on the far west coast
of Wales, has one of the most spectacular coastlines in
Europe. An ancient and powerful landscape dotted with pre-historic
standing stones, and steeped in Celtic and Arthurian legend.
Tantalising glimpses of the sea are revealed as we cycle
along quiet lanes to picturesque fishing harbours, towering
cliffs pounded by Atlantic breakers, and sandy beaches where
we can swim.
Our rides visit the surfing beaches of Whitesands and Newgale,
Carreg Samson pre-historic cromlech, the medieval cathedral
village of St. David's, and the wild seascape of Strumble
We stay at Cuffern Manor, an
18th century manor house situated just three miles inland
from the vast sweep of Newgale beach, in north Pembrokeshire.
Three acres of secluded grounds, include a walled organic
vegetable garden. Accommodation (3-star) is in single, twin,
and double bedrooms (2 are en-suite). There is also camping
space in the walled vegetable garden.
Wednesday is the optional cycling-free day – you
could take a boat trip around the RSPB wildlife reserve
of Ramsey Island, walk along part of the dramatic Pembrokeshire
Coastal Path, or spend the day on the beach.
To be announced (not in 2013)
To be announced