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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Onto The Appalachian Way
Marros to Amroth




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Amroth to catch bus to Marros

Walk Distance: 4 miles (2.5 hours)

Walk Level: Moderate - Some steep climbs and descents

Parking: National Park Car Park in Amroth

Transport: Traveline - www.traveline.info   - or - Telephone 0871 200 22 33




Walk Description



This walk on the All Wales Coast Path picks up from where we left off on the Pendine to Marros walk.  

Catch the bus by The Amroth Arms to Marros (Monday - Saturday & check times before travel).  
Turn south past Marros Church along a single track road.   After about half a mile at a cross roads the path continues straight on with views to Worms Head.   Descend the track to the Underhill Farm hairpin bend.   Turn right, through the pedestrian gate towards Amroth following the coast path signs.  

There is good coastal scenery along most of this walk.   The path passes Top Castle hill fort just off the path on the access land.  
The coast path now descends very steeply into the valley so a walking stick would be useful.   Once at the bottom the path steeply climbs the other side.  
Watch out below for where the sea has created a natural arch in the cliff and take time to look back at Marros Sands and the scenery.   Tenby and Caldey Island are ahead of us but too far away for today's walk.  

The path gradually descends along Telpyn Point to the Carmarthenshire border where a bridge takes you into Pembrokeshire.   This section goes steeply up the next cliff to a path where a signpost sends you even more steeply uphill.  
At the top turn left by small trees to open grassland.   The next way-marked post suggests you go right but instead head left on the coast path which soon becomes apparent and curves around to run parallel with the Amroth Road until you join it at Merrifields.  
Take care walking down the road to the start of The Pembrokeshire Coast Path at New Inn. - You are on the Appalachian Trail at last!   About another mile along the seafront returns you to the start point near The Amroth Arms.


Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide these routes but accept no responsibility for those walking them.

If you would like to go on a walk but would prefer to do so with a group of people then click on our Programme section to see what walks we are leading.

We have walks for varying levels of ability and you get the chance to see the countryside in places you might never go by yourself!






Maps of the Walk






Ordnance Survey map of the route to walk
Resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)
Green Swansea Ramblers logo markers where present can be clicked to provide more information






This aerial map is resizable and draggable
(Can be reset to original dimensions by refreshing the page)

A 25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the area
can be viewed by clicking on the above 'View Larger Map' option
(applies only if the above is a Bing map, not a Google map )



Peoples Collection link

The route of this walk has been added to The National Museum of Wales' Peoples Collection Web site.
A choice of aerial imagery or historic Ordnance Survey mapping is available.
Click the map to enter their web site (opens in a new browser window)
or copy and paste this link into a new browser window.
http://www.peoplescollectionwales.co.uk/Trail/818-marros-to-amroth-all-wales-coast-path




Google Earth view of walk
If you have Google Earth installed then download the route by clicking the image

Google Earth allows you to fly over the route and see it from different angles
(The Google Earth application can be downloaded and installed from the options on the Google search page)




Photographs of the Walk


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Head south past the church on the single track road


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After about half a mile continue straight on at the junction


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Watch for Worms Head across the water


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Turn right at the hairpin bend


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Look back occasionally to see the view


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The valley of Teague Wood is a steep descent


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Natural arch made by the sea


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Walking over Telpyn Point


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Steep ascent ahead on the pother side of the Pembrokeshire border


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The bridge on the Carmarthenshire/Pembrokeshire border


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walk uphill for a short distance


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Cross this path to go even higher on steep steps


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Walking up the steep steps


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Turn left onto grassland


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Ignore the way-marker indicating right and instead go left onto the coast path


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Walk parallel with the road between Amroth and Marros


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At Merrifields join the road


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Take care on the road


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New Inn marks the start of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path


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Walk for another mile along the seafront


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Arrive in Amroth by the Amroth Arms and turn right for the car park




The statistics for the walk can be seen above.  The graph can be dragged to a different position over the map.
Hover over the bottom of the map for the Play button and controls to toggle between map and graph.
The cog wheel allows you to switch between satellite and terrain views as well as Miles and kilometres.
(If you have a blank screen then you need to download the latest version of Flash Player to view the map)



More information about walking in Wales is available at:    www.ramblers.org.uk/wales

Ramblers Cymru and Swansea Ramblers provide this route but accept no responsibility for those walking it

All photographs Copyright 2012 Andrew Morgan. All rights reserved




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