Stackpole Quay and Barafundle Bay, 15th April

Four of us set out on a gloriously sunny day at 9am from the Village Hall and drove the 80 miles to Stackpole Quay where we parked in a National Trust carpark and started our walk at 11am. We followed the coastal path along to Barafundle Bay, surely one of Wales’s most beautiful beaches, where we sat on the warm sand for our coffee break. There were a number of familes having fun on the beach and even some children in the sea!

We continued along the coastal path past Huntsman’s Leap and to Broadhaven South Beach, another glorious beach with very few people on it. We found a wonderfully secluded warm spot for our picnic lunch and were reluctant to leave, but pushed on alongside the little stream to Bosherston Lakes.

We circumnavigated the lakes seeing swans and moorhens and searching for the elusive otter, reputed to have been spotted that very morning. Finally, back to the carpark by 3pm having walked 6.5 miles, and had a welcome tea and cake in the little cafe at Stackpole Quay.

Home by 6pm after a thoroughly enjoyable day.