New Hedges/Monkstone

Short Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 3.4 miles (5.4 km) 1 hour 30 minutes.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Tenby 361/381.
CHARACTER: Rugged coast, gradients, fields and livestock.
LOOK OUT FOR: Views of Tenby, Pendine and Gower coast.

This walk starts and finishes in the village of New Hedges where there are shops and roadside parking.

It provides a 3.4 mile circuit walk which takes in a one mile section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

The Coast Path has some steep gradients in places and passes through a larch plantation in Lodge Valley. Between Waterwynch and Monkstone Point there are fines views of Tenby and peregrines can be seen along this coastline.

The National Park Authority maintain the Coast Path and have used recycled plastic boards to construct the steps in Lodge Valley.

Waterwynch House was built circa 1820 for Charles Norris, painter and etcher, who settled in Tenby in 1810.

Norris’ ‘Etchings of Tenby’, published in 1812 is a unique record of the medieval town shortly before it was extensively redeveloped as a holiday resort.

The beaches at Waterwynch Bay and Monkstone can be accessed from the walk.

Find this Walk

Grid ref: SN129028


  • Take great care when on the Coast Path
  • Stay on the path and away from cliff edges
  • Wear boots and warm, waterproof clothing
  • Take extra care in windy and/or wet conditions
  • Always supervise children and dogs
  • Leave gates and property as you find them