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Swansea Ramblers Walk



Amroth to Colby Woodland Garden




Walk Start / Finish Location:
Amroth National Park Car Park

Walk Distance: 2.5 miles (1.5 hours)

Walk Level: Moderate

Parking: Amroth National Park Car Park

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




Walk Description



Walk to the entrance of the car park and turn left uphill.   After a short distance take the left fork that looks as if it might go into a private road but the National Trust footpath sign confirms you are on the right track.   Continue straight on for about a mile, ignoring left and right paths that join the main route.   You arrive at Colby where the tea rooms (weekends only until 31st Mar - check before travelling) make an inviting stop.  

The footpath continues past the tea rooms onto the road.   There are a number of walks we could do from here but today turn left down the road to where a bridleway sign points left and over an attractive small stone footbridge.   Turn left through the gate back into Colby Garden and follow the level path straight on past the pergola to arrive at a five bar gate at a footpath cross roads.   Continue straight on, now going uphill and continue straight on ignoring other paths.   The path climbs high on the side of the valley in contrast to the outward journey below.   The path emerges at the side of a house.   Continue straight down until the main road is reached.   Turn left downhill then a few yards later cross the road and head uphill on Cliff Road.

This no-through road comes to a gate and continues as a walking/cycling route on the cliff top with views to Tenby.   At the coast path post (sign missing) turn left through the gate and left again to double back onto the coast path.   The path descends through woodland to Amroth at the base of the cliff.   Watch for the footpath sign between shops that returns you to the start.


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/836-amroth-to-colby-lodge-national-trust




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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Turn left out of the car park


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Head uphill


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Bear left onto the side road.
the footpath sign is ahead on the left



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Continue straight on for about a mile


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The tarmacadam ends after the houses


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Path bends left. Ignore the other paths


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Bear right on the higher path above the footbridge


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Continue past the gate


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Ignore the path on the right


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Colby Lodge up ahead


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Continue on to the tea rooms and then onto the road


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Onto the road after the tea rooms and turn left


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After a few yards on the road bear left at the bridleway sign


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Cross the footbridge


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Bear left back into the garden and follow the level straight track


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Look back at Colby Lodge


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Keep to the straight level path


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Go past the pergola


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Continue through the gate and ascend straight ahead


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An old culvert


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Views of the valley from the path


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Amroth and the sea come into view


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Path emerges onto a lane


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Continue straight down the lane


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Turn left downhill at the junction, watching for traffic


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After a few yards turn right uphill


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Cliff Road leads to a path and cycle route


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At the end of the road go throught the gate


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Tenby and Caldey Island across the water


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At the signpost turn left through the gate


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Turn left again to head for Amroth


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Descend the steps


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Follow the pavement, watching for the footpath between the buildings


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Follow the footpath sign to the Car park


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Back to 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




Swansea Ramblers hope you enjoy doing this walk.

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- for example - path diversions, new gates instead of stiles or maybe the path has become blocked.

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