Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Spot razorbills and kittiwakes on giant rocky towers on the spectacular Castlemartin Peninsula.

2nd July 2012
Wild flowers on cliffs of Pembrokeshire coast path. ©Gettyimages/Credit: Michael Roberts Creative #: 561842355 Dramatic cliffs and colourful wild flowers on the Pembrokeshire coast path near Whitesands bay, St Davids, Wales. The hill in the distance is Carn Llidi.

 

 

Elegug is Welsh for guillemot which, along with fulmars, razorbills, kittiwakes and lesser black-backed gulls, are residents of these two impressive limestone stacks that rise from the sea just off Castlemartin Cliffs.
 
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes you past the stacks and the nearby Green Bridge of Wales, a limestone arch and one of South Wales’ most stunning natural landmarks. A couple of miles to the south-east, tucked away at the base of the cliffs, is the tiny 13th-century St Govan’s Chapel, built on the site of a holy well and accessed by a flight of steps down the cliffs.
 
The stacks are located within the MoD Castlemartin Firing Range, so access is limited at times, yet despite the bangs from the boys with their toys, the lack of other human activity on the range has allowed adders and voles to thrive here.
 

 

 

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HOW TO GET THERE

Elegus Stacks are found off the B4319, near Merrion.

FIND OUT MORE

Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail
nt.pcnpa.org.uk
For information on live firing times, call 01646 662367

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