Treffgarne Gorge

The decision for a walk today was to drive west for  the better weather that was forecast and our destination was the Treffgarne Gorge in Pembrokeshire.

Our route would take in a number of well sign posted footpaths and bridle ways and quiet lanes. “The Navigator” warned that gaiters may be a good idea and he was proved correct especially by gates where cattle or sheep tend to congregate.

Route

We parked near the tunnel which runs under the main line just off the A40 near Treffgarne. From here we walked north through the woods with good displays of daffodils and snowdrops. From the leaves just starting to grow this will be a good year for bluebells.

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At Little Treffgarne Rocks there are excellent views across the valley towards Great Treffgarne Rocks, Maiden Castle and Poll Carn. Following a coffee break we continued north dropping down to Wolf’s Castle.

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Hobbit House

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Western Cleddau at Wolf’s Castle

More woodland paths saw us heading towards Sealyham Mansion, now an outdoors centre. There is more information about the mansion here.

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We had lunch sitting in the grounds of St Dogwells Church before moving off north easterly over fields to join a minor road which turned south east and south and then west passing Garn Turne Rocks and Burial Chamber back to Wolf’s Castle.

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St Dogwells

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Bridge over Afon Anghof

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Another bridge over Afon Anghof

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This years brood

We were now on the west side of the gorge. Another bridle way took us into Treffgarne and onto the A40 where crossed over and back to the car which included walking through the above mentioned tunnel.

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We had the best of the weather as it was clear as we headed back towards Carmarthen rain had fallen.

 

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