This article was sent in to us by Gill.
A week in Pembrokeshire simply wasn't long enough for us and our four legged friend to enjoy this lovely county in South West Wales, bordered by sea on three sides and 16 blue flag beaches, we were spoilt for choice!
We arrived at our holiday cottage late Saturday afternoon; it was situated near to Strumble Head and within the Pembrokeshire National Park in the North of this wonderful County.
We were really pleased with our holiday cottage, very well appointed, immaculately clean and un spoilt views over fields to the coast and within striking distance of the 186 miles Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. We put down our luggage, picked up that Dog lead and off we went up the lane towards what looked like the end of the world. We stumbled across a memorial stone overlooking the bay and a small craggy island, it was in memoriam to Dewi Emrys, a welsh poet and somewhat controversial figure, a minister, womaniser and a beggar! This memorial is in the shadow of Garn Fawr, a rocky volcanic outcrop. We scrambled up to the top only to be met with magnificent panoramic views over the North Pembrokeshire Coast. It contained one of the most spectacular Iron Age forts in Pembrokeshire and then during the First World War became a lookout point. We could just see a glimpse of Strumble Head Lighthouse, with its head poking up between the cliffs in the distance!
The walk around Strumble Head was then added to our list of things to do!
It was then back to our Holiday Cottage, a quick and easy meal accompanied by a bottle of white (and a bottle of red)! The Dog fast asleep on the lovely cool stone floor, avoiding the heat from the Wood Burner which we humans had curled up on the sofa in front of!