Wales Coast Path, St. Dinas Head

Posted By on September 22, 2019

Wales Coast Path, St. Dinas Head

3.2 miles; Newport, Wales, UK

The weather sort of turned on us today with light showers. Which gave rise to a lovely rainbow on St. Dinas Head, which is the dividing point between the Celtic Sea and the Irish Sea. Lovely day and a lovely hike. Followed by a fantastic lunch at a cool little restaurant right by the trailhead called the Old Sailors. I can recommend the mussels!


We started from a small public parking area in the seaside town of Pwllgwaelod. No, I don’t know how to say the town name either! Click here if you’re curious.

Pen Dinas Historical Marker

Pen Dinas is technically the name of an ancient Iron age hill fort that was build on the hill in the center of the peninsula of Dinas Head. Our path took us around the perimeter of the peninsula.

Kind of gets the point across!

There were several of these rather unambiguous warnings about getting too close to the trail edge.


One of the advantages of hiking on a misty day by the sea!

The Trail

Approaching one of those scary warning areas. The trail itself was grassy and level, with only a modest elevation gain of a bit over 450′ total.

View Across Newport Bay

And the views were, as they have been all along, spectacular.

Ruins of Church of St. Brynach the Abbot

This is the site of an ancient pre-Norman era church which was abandoned in 1859 after a storm virtually destroyed it.

You can find out more about the Wales Coast Path from this website. As always, click the image above for details about this hike and to download the gps track.


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