Exploring the best nature walks near Tenby

The surrounding area of Tenby is a haven for nature enthusiasts, offering many beautiful walks that showcase the region’s rich biodiversity and stunning coastal setting. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or enjoy a leisurely walk, this area of Pembrokeshire has something to offer for everyone. Within 8 miles away from the Clarence House Hotel, there are many places you can go for a walk with a variety of scenery. Here are some of our picks for the best places you can visit for a nature walk during your stay at the Clarence House Hotel. 

Tenby to Saundersfoot

Walking from Tenby to Saundersfoot is a fun walk for keen hikers as there are a few different ways of doing it. Arguably the most scenic is via the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path where you can join the Coastal Path by following the Croft in Tenby to the entrance of the path and then following the path around the coast until you come out on The Glen in Saundersfoot. This walk should take around 4 hours to complete and it is not for the faint-hearted as there are some steep inclines and it can become slippery after rain. So this is a trail for experienced hikers and we recommend using a good pair of hiking boots and long trousers at the minimum if you are planning on doing this walk. You will experience fields, forestry, and seaside scenery along this trail, being at one with nature. Please take precautions and be careful on the coastal path as the trail can become narrow and even dangerous in the wrong circumstances.

You can also do this walk at very low tides along the beach, but please ensure you take care whilst doing this and plan ahead so you are not out when the tide comes back in. It is on the rare occasion that you will be able to walk all the way between both via this route but it can be done.

Coppet Hall, Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth

If you continue along the coast from Saundersfoot, you will find many other great places to visit to have a walk including Coppet Hall, Wiseman’s Bridge and Amroth. Unfortunately, the walk from Saundersfoot to Wiseman’s Bridge is closed at the moment due to rockfalls but that is a beautiful walk that takes you through old mining tunnels on a nice wide path. A lovely coastal walk along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in this area is from Wiseman’s Bridge to Amroth. It’s about a 1.5-mile walk where you will pass along a cliff-top path with some glorious views. You can start off from the car park at Wiseman’s Bridge and then make your way east along the path to Tinker Hill and Amroth. At the end of the walk, you have the option of continuing to the lovely Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden. At low tide, you could also do this walk along the beach to Wiseman’s Bridge, which is less demanding trail as you do not have the undulations of the coastal path. 

Colby Woodland Gardens

As previously mentioned, Colby Woodland Gardens is another destination that is great to visit for a tranquil walk inside their grounds. Located near Amroth, Colby Woodland Garden is Managed by the National Trust and is a treasure trove for nature lovers. This location offers an impressive array of seasonal flowers, serene woodland walks, and tranquil streams. Colby Woodland Garden also features a walled garden which is maintained by the National Trust. You have to pay to visit Colby but it is well worth it and we highly recommend visiting during your stay at the Clarence House Hotel. This is a much less intense walk than on the coastal path, so this is a better option if you are looking for a more relaxed nature walk. If you have already been to Colby, visiting it in another season completely transforms its appearance with the display of seasonal flowers which will be on show. 

Take a look at the National Trust’s website for more details about Colby: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/wales/colby-woodland-garden

Stepaside Ironworks

Nearby to Colby is the village of Stepaside, which is another great place to explore as it is rich with industrial history as well as the natural beauty in the area. It is home to a decommissioned 19th-century iron works which used ore from the cliffs between Saundersfoot and Amroth and transported to Stepisde via the rail path which was set up for this purpose. Evidence of the mining history can be seen in the villages of Saundersfoot and Stepaside. Stepaside also shows the natural beauty of the area and is only about 7 miles away from Tenby so is definitely worth a visit during your stay at the Clarence House Hotel. 

Stepaside Ironworks

Nearby to Colby is the village of Stepaside, which is another great place to explore as it is rich with industrial history as well as the natural beauty in the area. It is home to a decommissioned 19th-century iron works which used ore from the cliffs between Saundersfoot and Amroth and transported to Stepisde via the rail path which was set up for this purpose. Evidence of the mining history can be seen in the villages of Saundersfoot and Stepaside. Stepaside also shows the natural beauty of the area and is only about 7 miles away from Tenby so is definitely worth a visit during your stay at the Clarence House Hotel. 

Tenby to Manorbier

You can also follow the coastal path in the other direction to Saundersfoot,  which will take you to Lydstep Point and eventually Manorbier. This route will take you to the tops of the cliffs, one location along the way is Guiltar Point which has stunning views of Tenby looking back. If you continue along this route you will see some, stunning sea views, and pass through fields and woods. Along the way, you will pass through places like Lydstep Haven and Church Doors, which is famous for its caves and then Skrinkle Haven which is a secluded beach. Eventually, you will reach Manorbier which is home to its very own castle. This walk is demanding just like the coastal path from Tenby to Saundersfoot but this walk could be marginally easier than that walk and it offers a greater variety of scenery along the way. 

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are lots of great walks that showcase the stunning natural beauty just a stone’s throw away from Tenby. Coastal path walks can be enjoyed by more experienced walkers whilst exploring the gardens of Colby or learning about the history of the ironworks in Stepaside can be enjoyed by everyone. If you want to go further afield, you can follow the Coastal path in the other direction towards Manobier. So, there is plenty to do for keen walkers and nature lovers during your stay at the Clarence House Hotel.

Are you visiting Tenby in Wales. Need accommodation? 

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The Clarence House Hotel
The Esplanade
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA70 7DU 

Are you visiting Tenby in Wales. Need accommodation? 

Please feel free to contact us with any queries you may have.

The Clarence House Hotel
The Esplanade
Tenby
Pembrokeshire
Wales
SA70 7DU