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Green Bridge of Wales to Bullslaughter Bay Coastline Walk

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In this post, I will be exploring one of the finer parts of the South Pembrokeshire Coastline near the Castlemartin Ranges.  Along this stretch of coast, you can walk from the Green Bridge of Wales until as far as you like.  For this post, I walked from the Green Bridge of Wales up to Bullslaughter Bay.  Please follow the post below to read & see images of what is to discover on this wonderful coastline walk.

There are also links at the bottom to provide more information on areas covered in this post including a link to contact me.


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Green Bridge of Wales to Bullslaughter Bay Coastline Walk

One of the more beautiful parts to walk around the South Pembrokeshire Coastline. This walk will cover from the Green Bridge of Wales to Bullslaughter Bay.
 
Also included will be Stack Rocks, Cauldron, Flimston Ridge, Flimston Bay, Crocksydam & Moody Nose. During periods when the range is not in use, the area can be walked entirely up until St Govans Head & further on if you decide to travel furthermore.
 
The total distance covered is roughly a mile & took me about two hours, only because i was stopping in various places. The images below are what is to see on the Green Bridge of Wales to Bullslaughter Bay Coastline Walk.

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Directions

Getting to this area is pretty straightforward. From Pembroke, follow the B4319 until you pass the Firing Camp Entrance. Carry on and pass the Merrion Village turn until you see a left turn, which takes you onto the range road (Ermigate Lane). Follow this all the way until you see Flimston Chapel. Carry on for another mile until you see a car park on your right. This will be the beginning of the coastline walk.

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Green Bridge of Wales

Green Bridge of Wales will be the first landmark to visit as it is not too far away from the car park. Green Bridge of Wales was damaged recently during a storm. You can see where it has lost part of its feature on the right by looking at the brighter yellow region, whereas the rest has an aged look to it.
 
Whether more is lost over the coming years is something only nature can know, and for us to witness.

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Green Bridge of Wales Close Up

A closer view of Green Bridge of Wales. You can see where part of its feature has broken off from Storm Ophelia.
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Pillar

A pillar next to Green Bridge of Wales. Perhaps something very similar identical to Green Bridge of Wales would have connected to the current one. Two Bridges of Wales in one!
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Green Bridge of Wales Close Up Reverse Angle

Reverse view of Green Bridge of Wales. It is easy to view it from this angle but take caution when so close to cliff edges.
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Pillar

Another rear angle view of Green Bridge of Wales in a portrait view.

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A view From the Past

How the Green Bridge of Wales looked before Storm Ophelia wreaked damage in October 2017, resulting in the outer edge of Green Bridge of Wales to collapse.
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Reverse View

Reverse view of how Green Bridge of Wales used to appear before Storm Ophelia in October 2017.
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Stack Rocks
(Elegug Rocks/Stacks)

Another popular site on this Pembrokeshire Coast path is Stack Rocks or also known as Elegug Stacks. There are a couple more close by, but these two stand out more noticeable when walking around the coast.
 
There is also a small bay behind Elegug Stacks with a cavern down below. Images are shown below.

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Larger Stack

The larger one of Elegug Stacks. It is also a nesting place for Guillemots during Spring & summer. Elegug when translated into English means 'Guillemot'. Both stacks are limestone. Another smaller stack is hidden behind.

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Smaller Stack

Smaller of the two stacks that comprise Elegug stacks. Guillemots still nest here, but as you can see, it is a little tight for space. It does look rather skinny in this image, but it is longer when looking at it from the side.

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Stack Rocks

A full landscape view of the Stack Rocks or otherwise known as the Elegug Stacks. Notice how the smaller Elegug stack looks more prominent compared to the image displayed above.
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Bay at Stack Rocks

The small bay at Stack Rocks. You can see a little hollow to the left. Rock climbers can also descend here.
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Stack Rocks Bay

I'm not sure what to call this small bay as it's not listed as anything, but seeing as it's associated with or near Elegug Stack rocks then it would be safe to call it Elegug Bay or Stack Bay.
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Stack Rocks Cavern

Another close view of cavern & bay.
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Heading to The Cauldron

After looking around at Stack Rocks, next one to head off to is The Cauldron. But there is still a bit to see before reaching Cauldron.

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Heading to The Cauldron

The Cauldron is not too far away, you can see it in the centre of this image.
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Single Stack

Another stack on the Pembrokeshire Coast. This one is on its own & somewhat close to the cliff face.
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Bay near The Cauldron

Heading to The Cauldron

Another bay as you walk to the Cauldron. It is slightly longer than the one at Elegug Stack, but the small cavern would trick you into thinking it was the same.
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The Bay Close Up

A closer view of bay & small cavern.
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The Cauldron

The Cauldron is a small area on the Pembrokeshire Coast that is believed to have been an area of an ancient settlement & fort. It also would have been an ideal location to spot anything on open ground & sea.

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Bay near The Cauldron

The Cauldron Cliff Face

A lot of features on Cauldron cliff face. It does get more interesting when you walk closer to Cauldron with its large gaps & blowhole.
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Getting Closer ot The Cauldron

Another view of the Cauldron when approaching closer. Sheep usually graze on here too, brave souls!
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Cauldron Blow Hole

A nice big blow hole at Cauldron. You can walk above it if you are not too scared of heights. I expect this was very dramatic during Storm Ophelia in October 2017.
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Bay at the Cauldron

Another of those bays, but this time nestled near Cauldron.
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Flimston Bay

Flimston Bay is a beach with two small stacks. The plaque is in memory of Trooper Thomas who fell to his death in 1990.

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Flimston Bay

A different angle of Flimston Bay. The tide was beginning to hide the sandy beach. I love how clean the sea looks in this area.
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A Nice Surprise

Carry further on past Flimston Bay & you get a beautiful view of this cliff line. In the distance, you can see Green Bridge of Wales & Elegug Stacks.
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Flimston Bay Stacks

They are not very big, but it helps identify Flimston Bay as its own.
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Heading away from Flimston Bay

Heading away from Flimston Bay, its landscape is still just as good from any angle. A very peaceful area where you can sit & spend some time with no distractions.
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Bullslaughter Bay

A final walk over to the last bay before heading back. Bullslaughter bay is almost similar to Flimston Bay except it only has one small stack. This little stack also makes it easy to identify these two beaches to avoid confusion.

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Bulslaughter Bay Beach

The tide was almost covering most of the beach on Bullslaughter Bay, but it is still a beautiful landscape & a beautiful place to visit on this Pembrokeshire coastline.
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Bullslaughter Bay Landscape

Walking away from Bullslaughter Bay & heading back from a lovely walk.
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Heading Back

Time to head back from a great walk. If you decide to walk on further, then St Govans will be your nearest identifiable place with St Govans Chapel in the cliff line.

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Links

Some useful links if you decide to visit this stretch of coastline in Pembrokeshire.  If you also want to contact me regarding the information or any of the images then please contact me.

  • Castlemartin Firing Notices – Useful information to help plan when to visit outside of the firing range times.
  • Flimston Bay Camp – Information about the Flimston area & the ancient forts that once occupied here.
  • Coflein – Information about two areas of interest, Green Bridge of Wales & Elegug Stacks.
  • If you are into Astrophotography then also check my post about the Sky-Watcher Star Adventurer which relates to the same area.

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