Canaston Woods is crossed by numerous paths, all of which make for enjoyable walking in this area of beautiful mixed woodland. The woods are bisected by the main path, the Knights’ Way, an ancient pilgrim’s route between St Davids Cathedral to the north west and Amroth on the south east coast of Pembrokeshire.
The Knights’ Way is at the heart of this walk, encompassing pleasant diversions to the medieval chapel of Mounton near the most southerly point of the woods and the nineteenth century mill at Blackpool, on the western edge of the woods.
Many of the paths have undergone upgrading recently and underfoot surfaces are generally firm. However, the paths remain muddy in places and there are some strenuous sections which shouldn’t prove too troublesome provided they are taken at a gentle pace!
How to get there
Walking: The walk begins at the lay-by south of Canaston Bridge.
Bus: 322 - Carmarthen to Haverfordwest and 382 - Tenby to Haverfordwest. Alight at Canaston Bridge www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/bustimetables
Train: Nearest station is at Haverfordwest National Rail Enquiries: 08457 484 950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Road Map: www.multimap.com Search for "Canaston Bridge, Pembrokeshire".
Parking: There is a lay-by immediately south of Canaston Bridge where the walk begins and ends.
Toilets: There are no public toilets on this walk. Blackpool Mill has toilets for patrons only..
Refreshments: Served at Blackpool Mill.
Start / Finish: Lay-by south of Canaston Bridge.
Distance: 4.8 miles (7.8 kilometres), 3 hours
Terrain: This medium length walk has been subject to much upgrading and takes in tarmac lanes as well as stony, grassy and muddy paths. Certain sections are steep but not too strenuous.
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ID: 64 Revised: 10/2/2011