Stackpole Quay

The “Navigator” had decreed that today we would head for the coast with a little inland to start with and so we parked up in the National Trust car park at Stackpole Quay.

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Route

The day started out a bit damp but brightened up as the day progressed. From the quay we headed towards Barafundle Bay and then inland to cross the estate and onto Bosherton Lily Ponds.

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Looking down to Stacpole Quay

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Stackpole Head

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Looking toward Barafundle Beach

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One of the ponds/lakes

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Eight Arch Bridge

We stopped for lunch on a piece of high ground overlooking the ponds and the lilies which were still in bloom.

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Two of many orchids

From here the path led down to the beach at Broadhaven South with views of Bishop Rock in the bay.

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Broadhaven  South

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Church Rock

The walk now was along the coast path with views of Stackpole Head and then down and across Barafundle Bay and back to the car.

 

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Looking down into a huge collapsed cave

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We saw choughs, a kestrel and a gannet. The latter was diving for food just off Church Rock.

 

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