Covid-19 (Coronavirus) walking guidance

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has issued guidance to people who have access to the countryside on their doorsteps to help them stay safe while out walking.

Provided you, or someone in your household, are not displaying symptoms of Covid 19, current advice is that it is safe for you to go outside for exercise once a day, so long as you:

  • Only use country paths in your neighbourhood that you can walk to from your house – DO NOT drive to the countryside to walk.
  • Keep to the path – Do not trespass onto private land; only use public footpaths and bridleways.
  • Practice social distancing – Keep a minimum of two metres apart from other walkers and avoid using narrow paths.
  • Plan your walk – Try to avoid busy times of day when many other people may be walking, and if possible, don`t use the same route every day.
  • Respect residents and landowners – If a path runs close to a house or farm try and take a different walk. If this isn’t possible, please respect the residents’ space as they may be vulnerable and self-isolating.
  • Keep dogs on leads – The lambing season has begun and many fields are now stocked with sheep and lambs.
  • Close gates to prevent sheep and cattle escaping.
  • Be vigilant with hand washing and hygiene – Be aware that gates, stiles and other outdoor structures are touched regularly.

Sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path have been temporarily closed in the interest of public health where there is a likelihood of gatherings of people, high levels of use and narrow sections of footpath where it is not possible to adopt personal social distancing measures.

You can see the public paths that are temporarily closed via the map and table below.

Click the link to see more information about these regulations, which came into force on 26 March 2020.

 

A list of the public paths that are temporarily closed can be found here, or via the table below.

Table of path closures

To see the Definitive Map, please visit the Pembrokeshire County Council website.

Community

Location Description

Definitive Map Path Number

Nevern

Ceibwr Bay, Moylegrove going north

PP68/3

 

Ceibwr Bay, Moylegrove going south

PP68/16

 

Newport Sands/Golf Club going north

PP71/69

Newport

Between Newport Sands and Iron Bridge

PP71/44

 

Between Newport Parrog Car Park and Aber Rhigian

PP72/18

 

Between Aber Rhigian and Aberfforest

PP72/72

Dinas

Cwm-yr Eglwys Soar Hill to Aber forest

PP16/4

 

Cwm-yr Eglwys Around Dinas Island

PP16/46

 

Cwm-yr Eglwys to Pwllgwaelod

PP16/45

 

Between Pwllgwaelod and Aber Bach/Hescwm

PP16/38

 

Aber Bach/Hescwm going south west

PP20/32

Fishguard & Goodwick

Fishguard Fort going north east towards Dinas

PP19/74

 

End of Harbour Village road going north towards Strumble Head

PP19/75

Pencaer

Aber Felin going east

PP54/64/C1

 

Aber Felin going west

PP54/30

 

West of Aber Felin to Strumble Head car park

PP54/65

 

Strumble Head car park going south west

PP54/66

 

Pwll Deri car park going north to Strumble Head

PP54/8

 

Pwll Deri car park going south to Pwll-Crochan

PP54/67

Mathry

Pwll-Crochan going south to Aber Bach

PP22/19

 

Aber Mawr going south

PP63/57

 

Abercastle going north

PP63/2

 

Abercastle going south

PP63/1

Llanrhian

Trefin going north

PP50/26

 

Trefin going south

PP50/25

 

Porth-gain east toward Trefin

PP50/24

 

Porthgain from path starting from Llanrhian Road going north west via Jacks House

PP50/51

 

Porthgain going west to Traeth Llyfn Beach

PP50/4

 

Traeth Llyfn beach to Abereiddy

PP50/52

St. Davids & Catherdal Close

Abereiddy going south towards Whitesands

PP86/104

 

Whitesands going north

PP86/61

 

Whitesands going south

PP86/167

 

St Justinians going north

PP86/43

 

St Justinians going south

PP86/42

 

Porthclais going south west

PP86/30

 

Between Porth Clais and St Nons

PP86/29

 

Between St Nons and Caerfai

PP86/18

 

Betweem Caerfai and Caer Bwdy Bay

PP86/17

 

Between Caer Bwdy and Trelerw

PP86/14

 

Between Trelerw and Porth Y Rhaw

PP86/3

Solva

West from Solva beyond St Brides View to Porth Y Rhaw/Ninewells

PP102/20

 

West from Solva beyond Fort Road

PP102/45

 

Trinity Quay beyond the boat club to Fort Road

PP102/14

 

Solva Harbour car park towards the Gribin (South)

PP102/7

 

Gwadn Bay going East

PP90/1

Brawdy

Going north from Newgale

PP5/42

Nolton and Roch

Going south from Newgale

PP80/319

 

Nolton Haven going north

PP80/35

 

Druidston Haven going north and Nolton Haven going south

PP74/9

 

Druidston Haven going south

PP74/12

The Havens

Broad Haven going north

PP26/5

 

Little Haven – steps from the Point going south

PP94/7

Marloes and St Brides

St Brides Haven East towards Little Haven

PP85/12

 

St Brides Haven west towards Marloes

PP85/13

 

Musselwick Beach, Marloes going north and south

PP62/28

 

Martins Haven going East

PP62/28

 

Martins Haven going South

PP62/29

 

Marloes Sands going north

PP62/21

 

Marloes Sands going south

PP62/16

Dale

From the Gann towards St Ishmaels

PP15/24

St Ishmaels

Musselwick Beach to junction with St Ishmaels Sports Field path

PP91/27

 

St Ishmaels Playing field junction going east

PP91/11

 

Sandyhaven (Skerryback Farm) going south

PP91/28

Herbrandston

From the Caravan site at Sandy Haven going east

PP31/11

Milford

Going west from the end of Gelliswick Road

PP65/45

Angle

Point House Road going north beyond the pub

SP2/8

 

West Angle Bay going north

SP2/1

 

West Angle Bay going south

SP2/15

 

Freshwater West going north

SP2/13

Stackpole

St Govans going east

SP4/13

 

Broadhaven South Beach access steps

SP4/9,

 

Broadhaven South going south

SP4/10

 

Stackpole Quay going both North and South

SP40/7

 

Freshwater East going West

SP40/5

Lamphey

Freshwater East going East

SP17/10

Manorbier

East and West of Manorbier Beach

SP23/25

Penally

Valleyfield Top (Penally Railway Bridge link) both directions

SP33/24

Tenby Town

Penally Railway station to the beach

SP46/24

 

Giltar Point, South Beach going west

SP46/28

 

Going north out of Tenby towards Waterwynch

SP46/4

St Mary Out Liberty

South from the bottom of The Glen Road, Saundersfoot

SP43/12

Saundersfoot

Strand Tunnel, Saundersfoot via Coppet Hall to Wisemans bridge

SP42/38

Amroth

Western end of Amroth, steps behind the toilet block

SP1/30

Busy sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path closed in the interest of public health

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