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Walk from Saundersfoot to Wiseman's Bridge

This half-mile walk is unusual as it follows the route of the railway that used to carry coal from Wiseman's Bridge to the port at Saundersfoot. It includes two low tunnels, each about 100 metres long, through the rock on the cliff face. The walk is very suitable for people with various disabilities as it is flat.

From Saundersfoot, walk down Main Street - the main shopping street that runs parallel to the sea. At the end of the road is the first tunnel. There are lights, though these are sometimes vandalised, and the far end is easily visible.

Emerging from the tunnel, you come to the car park adjacent to the beach at Coppet Hall. This has recently been upgraded with a tarmac surface and disabled parking overlooking the sea.

A new building at Coppet Hall houses a restaurant ('Coast'), a cafe ('The Kiosk') and a visitors' centre. The latter was not complete when we visited in October 2014, but there were many.local photographs on dsplay.

At the far side of the car park is the entrance to the second of the tunnels and that takes you to Wiseman's Bridge. The under-cliff walk is concrete and level, and there are interesting geological formations underneath it.

This walk can easily be combined with the newly upgraded footpath along the old railway line through the Pleasant Valley to the old iron works.

The pictures below show the walk back from Wiseman's Bridge to Saundersfoot.

Wiseman's Bridge, Pembrokeshire

The under-cliff walk at the Wiseman's Bridge end
A mine entrance Mine entrance close-up
As you walk along the under-cliff walk at Wiseman's Bridge, you come across some old mine-workings
Tunnel at Wiseman's Bridge, Pembrokeshire The Wiseman's Bridge end of the tunnel - the notice says (in Welsh and English) "Cyclists dismount"
Tunnel at Coppet Hall Emerging from the tunnel at Coppet Hall
New visitors' centre at Coppet Hall New at Coppet Hall in 2014 is this visitors' centre, comprising parking, toilets, cafe (see below), restaurant and local information
The Kiosk cafe at Coppet Hall Outside seating at Kiosk Cafe, Coppet Hall

The Kiosk beach cafe at Coppet Hall is where people can search for local walks, and buy hot or cold drinks, sandwiches, homemade soup etc. There is both indoor and outdoor seating

Tunnel between Coppet Hall and  Saundersfoot, Pembrokeshire The short tunnel between Coppet Hall and Saundersfoot

More about Saundersfoot

More about Wiseman's Bridge

The industrial history of Wiseman's Bridge, Stepaside and Kilgetty

More Walks in Pembrokeshire



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