An article intended for Walking Wales and awaiting printing when the magazine ceased publication in 2011 has been added under the link "an article" above.
Website completely revised December 2010 after a complete re-walk during the year.
Many parts of the route have been altered to allow for changing situations. All accommodation checked.
"The Journey is the Reward" - Taoist Saying
The St Davids Walk is a 400 km (250 mile) walk from St Davids Cathedral at the south west tip of Wales to Bangor Cathedral in Gwynedd, North Wales. It visits the best coastal scenery and the best mountain scenery in Wales, offering a unique opportunity to link the Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia National Parks in one walk. The map below shows the route in red together with other Welsh long-distance footpaths.
In addition to the paths shown below, there is now, the newly completed Wales Coast Path which has an excellent web site and provides a complete, alternative route from St Davids to Bangor along the coast. Much longer (501k instead of 400k) and nothing like as interesting as the route described on this site but, if you are gluttons for puinishment you could walk from St Davids to Bangor and back again, using both routes. If you succeed in doing this please let me know. See my email link below
from St Davids
to Bangor is
shown in red.
are in various
Dashes in two
is in blue
is in black
is in purple
is in orange
and the Wye
is in Green.
This site gives information snd pictures of the walk including full details of the route.
No further guide book is needed, although either a set of OS 25 000 maps or
equivalent software from Memorymap's Digital Map Shop is required.
See the equipment page for details
Please email the author, Michael Slaney if you have any questions, comments or corrections.
Please also email me if you complete either the whole walk or a substantial part of it