Times article – August 2011

The 186 miles of Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has been named as one of the world’s top walks, ahead of the Inca Trail and the trek to Mount Kilimanjaro. The travel agent Cheapflights describes Pembrokeshire as a haven for wildlife. “Along the path travellers can witness incredible historical sites such as 2,000-year-old forts, burial grounds from 400AD and a medieval castle or two,” it says.

Charles Mathieson, head of tourism for the Pembrokeshire National Park, described it as a fantastic honour. “We know the path attracts a million walks each year,” he said. Last year Pembrokeshire’s beaches were named the second best on the planet in a list compiled by the National Geographic.

National Geographic, 2011

The Pembrokeshire Coast ranked highly in National Geographic’s annual geotourism survey, making it the second best coastal destination in the world just behind the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland.