It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your town has to offer. This pleasant and interesting walk which starts and finishes at the Harbour Car Park, Lower Fishguard is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Enjoy this short riverside walk which mixes superb river valley and sea views, interesting vernacular architecture with native deciduous woodland and associated bird life. The riverside path is wet and muddy at all seasons, so take care.
Walking: The Harbour car park, Lower Town, is a short walk from Fishguard town centre, down Tower Hill.
Bus: 410 (Fishguard Town Service) - alight at Fishguard Harbour 411 (Fishguard-St Davids-Haverfordwest) - alight at Fishguard Square 412 (Cardigan-Fishguard Haverfordwest) - alight at Lower Town Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Goodwick and connect with bus services 410, 411 and 412 Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: www.multimap.com. Search for "Fishguard"
Parking: There is a large, free car park on Lower Town Harbour
Toilets: Public toilets at the start and finish of the walk on the Harbour
Refreshments: Available in Fishguard town centre, up Tower Hill for the Lower Town car park
Start/Finish: Lower Town Harbour, Fishguard
Distance: 2.2 miles, 1hour
Walking Steps: 0
Terrain: Tarmac and very muddy paths
Car Park: 1
- Begin the walk at the free harbour car park in Lower Fishguard, from where there are marvellous sea views (1).
- All around the harbour are fine examples of vernacular architecture, including an old woollen mill (2).
- Walk toward Lower Town bridge (3)
- Cross it and turn left onto a waymarked lane (4), taking care whilst crossing the busy A487.
- Follow this lane alongside the river (5). Eventually it narrows into a muddy path - cross a small stream and you enter stretches of native deciduous woodland with beautiful water meadows on the opposite riverbank (6).
- Eventually it narrows into a muddy path - cross a small stream and you enter stretches of native deciduous woodland with beautiful water meadows on the opposite riverbank (6).
- Keep on this path as it undulates alongside the river (7), past a ruined building, over a slippery culvert, and up a slope with a stone wall to the left.
- The path deviates from the river and there are stunning views back down the valley towards Lower Fishguard (8).
- Eventually the path approaches the river again and then rises alongside it on a fascinating river terrace (9).
- Finally, you descend towards the river again, passing a second ruined building and arrive back at the river. The path is impassable here and often flooded (10).
- Turn around and walk back, enjoying the pleasures of this delightful riverside walk for the second time.