Pembrokeshire Beaches Weekend
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We've managed to secure this hostel at an amazingly low price - a great chance to visit this stunning area at low cost! Even better when you consider it's one of the best placed hostels you'll ever find, with a wow-factor of (at least!) 11/10!
Our hostel is is set in five acres of stunning grounds overlooking a golden sanded Blue Flag beach and the Teifi Esturary; which is occasionally visited by seals, porpoises and even bottlenose dolphins.
The hostel, perched above the dunes at one end of the Pembrokeshire coast path with stunningly good walks, cycle routes and even surfing spots within a stones throw. On the inside, this former inn is a thoroughly modern hostel is cosy and bright - making it the perfect late Summer get away from the madness of real life.
So come along for a weekend of friends, fresh air and relaxation with OutdoorLads friends old and new!
Why not use the messaging section below to arrange lifts with other members and car share?
I have roughly plotted the walk on OS Maps for anyone who wants to have a look. This route may change on the day depending on weather, interest and requests. Along the coast path getting some spectacular views and a good dose of fresh sea air, before we turn inland and explore wooded vales and the remains of a motte and bailey, down for a swift fizzy water at the Webley before we meander along the path to Poppit Sand beach and back up to the hostel. The walk should be about 10-11 miles.
Dogs: This event is not suitable for dogs.
Image credits: Images 1, 2 & 4 - Poppit Sands Hostel © YHA England and Wales. Image 5 © Copyright Richard Law and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence. All other images provided by ODL members (Simon Hawthorn, Paul Ridealgh and Craig Owen) and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for their use
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What to bring
Check out the standard kit lists if you are not sure.
You hardly need anything special for hostels. Poppit Sands provides full bedding, but you always need a towel and washkit.
For the Hostel
All bedding and pillows will be provided, although you will need to bring a towel and toiletries, alongside some comfy clothes for hanging around the hostel. A wise ODLer also brings earplugs!
For the Walk
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Food & drink
Friday night: Please bring at least one item for the buffet. Don't go overboard - think enough for 2-3 people - but go easy on onion quiche, you'll be sharing room and air with these guys.
Saturday breakfast: A selection of cereals, toast, pastries, fruit, juice, tea and coffee will be provided.
Saturday lunch: Please bring a packed lunch.
Saturday dinner: There will be a tasty dinner on the Saturday evening, lovingly cooked by the leader - although some assistance is always welcomed!
Sunday breakfast: A selection of cereals, toast, pastries, fruit, juice, tea and coffee will be provided.
Tea & coffee: Included throughout the weekend.
Other drinks: Please bring your own evening drinks!