Templeton Airfield Interior Circular Walk
It's good to walk, so why not step out and sample some of the walks your neighbourhood has to offer. This pleasant and interesting short walk within the perimeter of the former Templeton Airfield is one of a number of town and country walks which have been produced by Pembrokeshire County Council.
Templeton Airfield was one of a number of airfields constructed in Pembrokeshire as part of the UK's defences during WWII - Milford Haven was an important port that needed protection. Although no buildings remain, the runways can still be seen and give an idea of the size of the airfield. These days the main activity is sheep grazing!
Set in the middle of typical Pembrokeshire landscape this walk, which is part of Pembrokeshire County Council's multi-user route, is fairly flat with the majority of surfaces being stone or tarmac, with some grassland. It is therefore suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Ideal for families with, perhaps, small bikes and push chairs as well as older persons who like easy, none too strenuous walks.
Walking: The walk begins and ends by the storage centre at Thomas Chapel crossroads, south west of Templeton.
Bus: Bus Timetables
Train: Nearest station is at Narberth. Arriva Trains Wales
Road Map: www.multimap.com. Search for "Templeton, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a small parking area outside the storage centre perimeter where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are public toilets in the car park at Templeton.
Refreshments: There is a small shop, a café, and a public house in Templeton.
Start/Finish: Thomas Chapel crossroads.
Distance: 2.6 miles 1 hour
Terrain: This is a relatively easy short route across stone paths, tarmac and grass. As part of the multi-user route, it is accessible to persons of all ages and abilities.
Car Park: 1
- The walk begins at the storage centre, Thomas Chapel crossroads, south west of the village of Templeton. A gate gives access to a waymarked stone path that heads northwards across the airfield. After crossing a main runway and two minor ones the path enters a small wooded copse.
- Ahead is a gate which leads onto a lane - this is part of another longer route. Ignore this and turn left.
- You now follow another waymarked route that takes you back across the airfield in a south westerly direction. Soon the stone path ends but the route is well waymarked and across fairly firm grassland through gorse bushes and across three major runways.
- At the end of this path there is a gate which takes you onto a lane (4). Turn left here and you can walk back to Thomas Chapel crossroads.
- Alternatively, turn left before the gate and head towards two large telecommunication towers in the near distance within the airfield perimeter (5) - this is not waymarked but a permissive path opened courtesy of the MOD.
- Go through a gate to the left of the telecommunication towers and the path brings you back to the start, near the storage centre at Thomas Chapel crossroads.