The route is very much two parts that join at Trefin. The first section going south from Fishguard provides a short section of traffic-free paths alongside the A40. After a short section on the A487 it joins quieter country lanes. These lanes are hilly in places but things get a little easier once you reach Trefin.
Leaving Trefin the route runs mainly on a ridgeline in from the coast, with stunning views all around. You'll see the Pembrokeshire Coast to the west and the rugged Preseli Hills to the east. If you don’t mind a steep climb back to the route, it’s possible to branch off down to small coves and the cliffs.
On the other side, you can enjoy the scene provided by the Preseli Hills and its rugged landscape created by many burial cairns.
Due to the popularity of St Davids, even the minor roads can get quite busy as you approach this small and unique city, and its famous cathedral, but don’t let the thought of the traffic put you off as the scenery is fantastic and the setting provided by St Davids is truly wonderful.
We have taken all responsible steps to ensure that these routes are safe and achievable by people with a reasonable level of fitness.
However, all outdoor activities involve a degree of risk. To the extent permitted by law, Sustrans accepts no responsibility for any accidents or injury resulting from following these routes.
Walking and cycling routes change over time. Weather conditions may also affect path surfaces.
Please use your own judgement when using the routes based upon the weather and the ability, experience and confidence levels of those in your group.