Cnapan is only a five minute walk from the Coastal path, from which you can tackle the 186 miles, stretching from Amroth in the South to St Dogmaels in the North. Combine that with the only coastal National Park in the UK, some of the most spectacular and varied coastline in the world, the Preseli mountains and over 621 miles of footpaths and bridleways then you truly have a walkers paradise.
All of these recommended walks either start in Newport or are accessible by bus, meaning that once you start your holiday you no longer need your car.
"THE GOLDEN ROAD" PRESELI HILLS(7 Miles) The "Golden Road" stretches across the tops of the Preseli Hills, it is regarded to be one of the finest mountain walks in Wales. The road dates back to Neolithic times, with some conjecture about its origin. Was it used as a trade route to Ireland or for transporting the Bluestones to Stonehenge?
NEWPORT MILLENNIUM TRAIL(5 Miles) A circular walk of 5 miles from Parrog car park, via Cwm Clydach and Carningli common. Taking in some of the important historical and cultural landmarks of Newport, including the old castle, Cwm Clydach "a secret wooded valley" and the iron age forts of Carningli.
TRAETH MAWR (3 Miles) Follow both sides of the river Nanhyfer, across to Traeth Mawr, a wonderful short walk, with an easy access path.
CARNINGLI (3.5 Miles) One of the most striking hills in Pembrokeshire, rocky Carningli is a brooding presence over the town of Newport. When the sun is setting, Carningli’s profile against the red sky makes the hill look rather like the volcano it once was. Its hard dolerite rock is the solid core of cooled magma that was once the volcano’s heart. Don’t worry though, it last erupted around 450 million years ago.
NEWPORT TOWN TRAIL Newport is an Ancient Borough with a rich history extending back to the Norman Conquest. This trail, published by the Newport Town Twinning Association, contains a list of interesting places in and around the town. All of the sites can be reached in the course of a couple of hours of leisurely walking. The sites listed will give the visitor a glimpse of the "built heritage" of which the community is so proud; we hope that you will enjoy exploring our streets and open spaces, and that your walk will encourage you to discover more about our history and traditions.