South West Wales Coast Bank Holiday Camping (3 nights)
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This is a three night event over the August Bank Holiday weekend.
Come join us for a 'back to basics' camp in one of Pembrokeshire's most hidden corners - the Stackpole Country Estate, between iconic Tenby and castellated Pembroke.
We will be in a field near to the village pub in Bosherston. Next to us is the National Trust-owned Bosherston Lilyponds, which lead down to the wild dunes of Stackpole Warren, and the wild breakers of legendary Barafundle Bay - a favourite with surfers, walkers and remote beach-seekers, but with no road conection so even on the bank holiday there’ll be plenty of space.
The campsite is very basic - a field with just a portaloo and water tap’ which we’ll be sharing with the other campers.
We will be exploring the Stackpole Estate and walking along the cliff tops and beaches and finding bays with opportunities to go for a swim. Maybe one night we’ll find our own small inlet, in which to build a cosy discreet driftwood fire. There may be the possibility of renting kayaks or going coasteering.
The plan is for two walks over the weekend. On the Saturday we will head out down to St Govans head walking west along the Stackpole coastal path, taking in St Govans chapel, as well as plenty of sea views along the spectacular Pembrokeshire coastline before coming inland at Stack Rocks, and looping back around through the village of Warren and then heading back to Bosherton. This is a leisurely 19km walk, and will likely finish with a visit to the St.Govans Country Inn when we return to Bosherton.
Sundays walk will be a similar distance taking in the coastal route to the east of Stackpole, walking down to Broad Haven beach, then along the coastal path to Stackpole Head, then Freshwater beach, where we can stop for lunch and (weather permitting) spend a little time in the late summer sun. From here we will back track along the coastal path as far as Stackpole Quay farm, where we then loop inland through the Stackpole estate and the Lily ponds before arriving back in Bosherton (and maybe another drink in the village pub)
It is likely that you will be able to pay the farmer to stay for extra nights.
The area has its own rapidly changing micro-climate, we could be lucky enough to witness impressive Atlantic storms and be sunbathing on the fine sand beaches; so bring a good tent with long pegs, your waterproofs, sun hat and sunscreen. Whatever the weather, coastal walks will be available.
Campervans, Caravans, Motorhomes: Campervans are welcome at no additional cost. This site does not allow caravans and motorhomes.
Dogs: Are welcome at no additional cost, however the site does ask you to keep them under strict control and clean up their mess.
What to bring
Other than a pub and tea rooms, there are no shops in Bosherston, so you will need to bring everything you need with you. There are good shopping facilities in Pembroke, a 20 minute drive from the campsite.
Please review the OutdoorLads kit lists for a general guide. In case it’s stormy, it’s best to have a robust medium size tent with long pegs.
If you are going to be cooking, bring cooking equipment.
If you are going to be participating in the coastal walks, bring daywalk equipment; walking boots are best, if you bring walking shoes, they need to have a fairly aggressive tread pattern and you will most likely end up with wet feet. You will need waterproofs, a rucksack, packed lunch, water, warm clothes and sunhat/sunscreen.
Food & drink
This is not a catered event, so please bring food and drink to cover all your needs from Friday afternoon until your departure on Monday. It will be possible to get some meals from the nearby pub and tea rooms - http://www.stgovanscountryinn.webeden.co.uk/