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.
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.
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.
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.
Green Bridge of Wales Close Up
Green Bridge of Wales Close Up Reverse Angle
Another rear angle view of Green Bridge of Wales in a portrait view.
A view From the Past
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.
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.
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.
Bay at Stack Rocks
Stack Rocks Bay
Stack Rocks Cavern
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.
Heading to The Cauldron
Heading to The Cauldron
The Bay Close Up
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.
The Cauldron Cliff Face
Getting Closer ot The Cauldron
Cauldron Blow Hole
Bay at the Cauldron
Flimston Bay is a beach with two small stacks. The plaque is in memory of Trooper Thomas who fell to his death in 1990.
A Nice Surprise
Flimston Bay Stacks
Heading away from Flimston 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.
Bulslaughter Bay Beach
Bullslaughter Bay Landscape
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.
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.