St Brides/Marloes

Half Day + Walk

DISTANCE/DURATION: 4.6 miles (7.5 km) 2 hours.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Service bus Marloes 315/316, *Puffin Shuttle 400 (*seasonal, hail & ride).
CHARACTER: Reasonably level, fields and livestock, stiles (5), can be muddy in places.
LOOK OUT FOR: Iron Age Promontary Fort, St Brides Castle and Church.

From neolithic times to the Iron Age – a walk rich in history

There are many hut circles where flints and pottery have been found in this area. On Nab Head there was even a Neolithic flint factory, and at Tower Point a large Iron Age promontory fort.

Two sides of the fort are protected by steep and dangerous cliffs and the approach is defended by a bank and a ditch.

There are good views out to Skomer, a National Nature Reserve celebrated for its bird colonies, and back along the coast to St Davids Head.

St Brides Castle is actually a nineteenth century baronial country mansion with a castellated outline and 93 acres of mature parkland.

The tiny church of St Brides stands on the edge of St Brides Haven overlooking the sea.

Text provided by the BBC

Find this walk

Grid ref: SM803109


  • 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