Pembrokeshire Coast Path – Day 6 – Newgale to Abereiddy

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  • Day 6: Newgale to Abereiddy
  • Distance: 38.6km
  • Ascent / descent: 1213m / 1177m
  • Weather: sunny and hot

We were due a sleep-in today, so KC’s alarm was set for a leisurely 6am. I was in the middle of a dream when I heard KC calling out to me from her tent. It was now 7am and I think she was bored of hitting the snooze button! 😉

We packed up and hit the trail again at 7:30. It was cool and overcast… to begin with.

Looking back at Newgale Beach

Looking back at Newgale Beach

Cwmbach, Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Cwmbach

The trail is easy to distinguish on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

The trail is easy to distinguish on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Green Scar island, Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Green Scar island

Colourful carpark payment booth in Lower Solva

Colourful carpark payment booth in Lower Solva

We arrived hungry in Lower Solva at 9:30am, and our hopes and dreams came true when a local directed us to MamGu Welshcakes Cafe. The owners started out making and selling Welshcakes at a market, and they became so popular that they opened this cafe. Neither of us had ever tried Welshcakes before but were enticed by their numerous flavours (and the fact they would last for a few days), so we bought packs of lemon, cherry bakewell and triple chocolate for our remaining 3 days. Breakfast was amazing and although very filling, in the name of research we also shared the ‘crempogs’ (traditional Welsh pancakes). They were great, in fact, this was the best breakfast I’ve had so far.

Crempogs (traditional Welsh pancakes) for breakfast at MamGu Welshcakes in Lower Solva

Crempogs (traditional Welsh pancakes) for breakfast at MamGu Welshcakes in Lower Solva

MamGu Welshcakes cafe in Lower Solva

MamGu Welshcakes cafe in Lower Solva

Looking back at Upper Solva (left) and Lower Solva

Looking back at Upper Solva (left) and Lower Solva

The sun came out in full force and it was quite a struggle to keep hydrated. We were being burnt to a crisp even with lashings of sunscreen and there was nowhere to escape the sun.

Ponies grazing on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Ponies grazing on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Ponies grazing on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Ponies grazing on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

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KC and ponies on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path

A lone kayak in Caerfai bay

A lone kayak in Caerfai bay

Stumbling upon Porthclais Kiosk was a real treat. We sat in the shade, rehydrated and KC had her fix of Welsh ice cream, while I had a slice of carrot cake. Isn’t this what holiday’s are supposed to be about – ice cream, cake and relaxation?!

Porthclais Kiosk

Porthclais Kiosk

A view of Carreg Fran island

A view of Carreg Fran island

Walking through this gorse really hurt!

Walking through this gorse really hurt!

Whitesands beach

Whitesands beach

The cafe where we had hoped to have dinner in Whitesands was closed, so this is a tortilla with doritos and crisps!

The cafe where we had hoped to have dinner in Whitesands was closed, so this is a tortilla with doritos and crisps!

Taking a break and watching the sunset

Taking a break and watching the sunset

It was another wonderful day on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path!

PCP6 elevation profile from Garmin Connect

PCP6 elevation profile from Garmin Connect

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