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More stuff in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park to look out for...

Beach near St David's, Pembrokeshire

Picnic At Strumble Head

The bike ride out to Strumble Head lighthouse is well worth it. In the autumn this is one of the best places on the mainland from which to see Grey Atlantic Seals (in the coves either side of the lighthouse island). We'll put a cycling route up soon.

Cycling picnic lunch at Strumble Head lighthouse, Pembrokeshire


The Last Invasion of Britain

In February 1797 the Revolutionary French attempted an invasion of Britain. The idea was to land 2 ships to incite riots in Liverpool and Bristol while the main force landed in Ireland. Bad weather disrupted the plan. Only one ship managed to land - at Carregwastad, a secluded bay west of Fishguard. They established their headquarters in a nearby farmhouse, little knowing that wine had been hidden there after a Portuguese shipwreck. Captain Tate soon lost control of his drunken convict crew and eventually surrendered. One story tells of the French surrendering to local women, mistaking their traditional tall black hats and red cloaks for the uniforms of the infantry.

Local women recently embroidered a wonderful 30 metre long tapestry of the invasion which is on display in Fishguard Library and well worth a visit.

Last invasion of Britain tapestry 1

Last invasion of Britain tapestry 2

The tapestry is displayed in Fishguard library (Town Hall, The Square, Fishguard. Phone: 01437 776638. fishguardlibrary@pembrokeshire.gov.uk), admission free. Well worth a visit.


Hidden Art

On a walk in September 2015 we discovered these artworks hidden along a footpath in north Pembrokeshire...


Dated

How many dates do you really need on a chapel? Five apparently at this chapel at Llangloffan.

Dates on Llangloffan chapel


Cycling Maps

Sustrans South West Wales Cycle Map - shows on-road and traffic-free paths, height contours, 5 town centre maps, recommended linking routes connecting the National Cycling Network with quiet roads. Includes the Celtic Trail (route 4), Lôn Teifi, and Millennium Coast Park (near Llanelli). 1:110,000 scale. (Also available from Waterstones)


Or buy the ordinary Ordnance Survey Landranger Map from Amazon.co.uk; scale 1:50 000 (1.25 in to 1 mile), about £9:-
Number 157 St David's & Haverfordwest Map covers North Pembrokeshire.
Number 158 Tenby & Pembroke Map covers South Pembrokeshire.


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Lost Lanes Wales: 36 glorious bike rides in Wales and the Welsh Borders
from Amazon
from Waterstones

Wales Trails: a journey around Wales by bike
from Amazon UK

Mid-Wales South Cycle Map
(National Cycle Network Route Maps)
from Amazon UK
from Waterstones