Located in the stunning National Park, just over a mile from the coast, Newgale Lodge is ideally situated for coastal walking in Pembrokeshire.
Ironically, this beautiful patch of land is not in fact an island
It’s a huge whaleback of land dominating Fishguard’s harbour and commands breathtaking views across Cardigan Bay to Snowdonia and Llyn. The route climbs steeply, and is a test for the leg muscles whichever way round you do it. From the summit, look west to the scene of the last French invasion of Britain, in 1797 at Carreg Wastad.
This is not a long walk but one to test your fitness, with plenty of reasons to stop and admire the scenery. You should see choughs, peregrine falcons and, in summer, seabirds nesting on Needle Rock. There is a gentle return along the inland valley. Finish up at the Old Sailors pub in Pwllgwaelod, the perfect place to put your feet up after a productive hike!