On Saturday 15 September 2012, walk for water so others don’t have to.

Porthgain to Whitesands

The walk begins at Porthgain (meaning fair or beautiful port), the harbour here was used in the hundred year period to 1931 for the export of roadstone, slate and bricks and exudes the atmosphere of the industrial revolution with the old brickworks, quarries and associated infrastructure. You will pass Abereiddi slate quarry, although closed in 1904 the local supporting infrastructure is still visible with the industrial relics making this a favourite spot for artists. Much of the coast along this section of path is owned by the National Trust, there is a complex of iron age forts at Caerau and a wealth of Neolithic and Iron Age remains close to St Davids Head. The walk ends at Whitesands, a popular beach with car park, shop and toilets with a nearby youth hostel and hotel. There is wheelchair access to the beach.

Distance: 
10.0 miles / 16.0 km
Estimated Walking Time: 
6 hours
Difficulty: 
Severe
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