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Brilliant range of walks - essential for enjoying the best routes in the Pembrokeshire (and Carmarthenshire) area
on 17 February 2015
As a keen walker and regular visitor to the Pembrokeshire area, I was very keen to accept the invitation from Pathfinder Guides to review their range of walking guides. I already know the area and its footpaths well and am familiar with Pathfinder Guides which I have already been using for years - but there can be routes I've missed and I'm always keen to find new paths.
The book includes 28 walks of varying difficulty starting with an easy 2 mile route around Carew Castle followed by a similarly easy 2 mile walk in Manorbier which also includes a section of the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with rugged, scenic views throughout its length. As the book progresses, the routes become longer and a little more challenging through the last featured walk along the Preseli Range which, with its exposed hillsides and climbs, couldn't be more different to the early routes. However, the 'At a Glance' summary of each walk at the beginning of the book summarises the distance, time and height gain along each route so there will be no suprises (or shocks) along the way.
All of the routes are clearly defined with clear directions, illustrated maps and enticing photography to both ensure walkers are able to follow routes easily but are also inspired to tackle each route to see the features of each, whether a remote lighthouse, craggy coastline or stunning view, there is something for everyone with these routes along with interesting facts about the area along the way.
For anyone either lucky enough to live in the Pembrokeshire/Carmarthen area or just visiting to enjoy it for a short while, this is an excellent book to help you enjoy some of the best the area has to offer and it is suited to all levels of ability from a gentle afternoon stroll to a full day's coastal path or more challenging walk for the more active walker.
A highly recommended book for all.