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Trefin - Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Northern Section.


Pronounced Tre-fean meaning 'village on the rock outcrop', this is a remote Pembrokeshire coastal village in an exposed spot set around ¼ mile inland from the Welsh Coast Path. With only around 150 residents, an overnight stop here is a real insight into Welsh life on the extremes of one of its wilder coastlines.


A smattering of cottages lines its main road, along with a solitary café and The Ship Inn, an old stone country pub that has stood up to the gales for 200 years. A welcome refuge providing hearty meals for walkers where you will find the locals ordering their beer in Welsh, yet taking an active interest in the few overnight visitors that reach this spot. There is little to visit in the hamlet itself, but take an atmospheric circular amble in the evening to watch the sun go down at the tranquil old ruined mill that sits in the rocky cove below the village or the lonely ruins that cling to the cliffside above it.

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