Day 041 : Manobier – Castlemartin

To the east of Manobier there is an MOD Air Training Defence camp. During the war, what is now the Youth Hostel was the Training school.


Manobier also has a castle which is privately owned which is open to the public but also hosts Events and weddings.

I soon drop down to the broad wide beach of Freshwater East. With a nature reserve behind the sand dunes.

Another place worth visiting is the lily ponds at Bosherston where a lake system has been carved out of three narrow valleys.


The estate of Stackpole include a quay and the unspoilt beaches of Barafundle Bay, only accessible on foot and Broad Haven.


Walking along the grassy cliff tops  past St Govan’s Head there is a chapel built into the cliff side. St Govan was a monk who moved into a cave on this site.

Again we walk through a vast expanse of MOD land, the Castlemartin Artillary land which was acquisitioned from the Stackpole estate.


Castlemartin has an interesting roundabout in the middle of the village. It is a walled garden. Apparently, it used to be stone cattle pound.