Route: Pembrokeshire Coast Path (UK)

United Kingdom
186 mi
Vertical Gain
35,000 ft

The Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain.

From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.

Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park — Britain’s only truly coastal National Park – the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as evidence of human activity from Neolithic times to the present.

In its entirety the Coast Path represents a formidable physical challenge - its 35,000 feet of ascent and descent is said to be equivalent to climbing Everest — yet it can also be enjoyed in shorter sections, accessible to people of all ages and abilities, with the small coastal villages strung out along its length offering welcome breaks and added enjoyment. 

GPS Track


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At 0400 on Wednesday 22 August myself Mark Darbyshire and Dave Phillips will be attempting to break the fkt for the Pembrokeshire coastal path. We will be supported by trusty crew member Stephen Platts. Looking forward to the adventure. 

Hey. Mark didn't do all the miles (but came back to support doing an amazing job). I finished in 46hrs10min. Amazing route, great support crew. Don't know when we'll submit the time as route is very mixed up in watch that part recorded route (with garmin down) and tracker that worked most of the time! 

Wow that's an amazing time. Well done. I hope recovery goes well. Garmin has caused a lot of stress this week!!! You smashed it!!! 

Jim Collins and I are in position ready to attempt a self-supported PCP FKT starting tomorrow (Tuesday 22/6). Updates to follow …

We, Jim and I, finished at about 8pm last night. Need to sleep today. Should be able to submit attempt tomorrow. 

Hi Giles and Jim, How did you get on?? Any advice as I attempt a self-supported tomorrow. 


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I am looking to attempt a self-supported FKT of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path starting on the 5th July. Will update on progress when possible.