Saundersfoot is an excellent cycling base in Pembrokeshire, which offers scenic coastal views, and traffic free sections. For an enjoyable hour or two’s cycling why not park the car and follow the scenic multi user route from Pleasant Valley down to Saundersfoot Harbour via the old railway line.
Start your adventures from the heritage centre, following the old railway line down from Stepaside, which is reputed to be the first coal and iron making plant in Wales. Continue down through the wooded valley as it meanders with the river towards Wisemans Bridge. You may even be lucky enough to see an otter or two on your way.
Here you will join route 4, the Celtic Trail. Take in the wonderful sea views as your path follows the waters edge towards Coppet Hall whose name originates from the old fuel and watering halt, ’Coal Pit Halt’, and the disused railway tunnels. Remember to dismount before entering the tunnels. Cross Coppet Hall car park through the next tunnel making your way down ‘The Strand’ to Saundersfoot Village, you can take a short cut across the car park, to the harbour and your journeys end, the perfect spot for a cup of tea or an ice cream.
The path is wide and well surfaced. This is a popular shared use path so please expect to encounter other cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users.
Mode: Cycling and walking, wheelchair
Length: 3.6 Km (just over 2 miles) one way
Bike hire: Tenby Cycles, 16 The Norton, Tenby, Tel: 01834 845573 Sales, repairs, Service and Hire
Attractions: Stepaside Iron works and Grove Colliery Buildings, Wisemans Bridge Beach & site of the D day landing rehearsals in 1944, Saundersfoot Beach & Harbour
ID: 133 Revised: 30/4/2012