Walk on Sunshine this June with out Top Tips

8th May 2017By Gellifawr Woodland RetreatExplore, Latest news, Stay

For anyone looking for a Pembrokeshire walking holiday, we believe that well prepared walkers are happy walkers!

So, as a venue with plenty of walking routes on our door step, we will occasionally write a short user-friendly blog to help you get the most from your walking experiences here with us.

We provide advice, so you can always chat to the local walking guide for any walking-related advice before you arrive at Gellifawr Woodland Retreat or while you are here. Either call them direct (01239 821631) or we can pass a message on to him for you.

  • Walking boots or shoes – ensure these have a good tread and that you have worn them in. Don’t be tempted to walk long distances for the first time in new boots or you are asking for trouble. If you don’t want to buy walking boots or shoes, bring a pair of stout training shoes with a good tread, but these will always be a poor second to properly fitting walking boots.
  • Waterproof over-trousers and jacket – it does, sometimes, rain here (!) and there is nothing worse than being caught out if the weather changes unexpectedly and you are miles from shelter.
  • A warm fleece – a godsend just to slip on if you feel a bit of a chill. Particularly useful when you stop for lunch or a break and while you are soaking up those excellent views.
  • Spare socks – if your feet get wet, because you didn’t see that puddle, putting on a pair of dry socks will boost your, otherwise soggy, morale!
  • Hat and gloves – it may be pleasant in the car park at our hotel, but it might well be a good deal chillier at the higher points in your walk and on the coast.
  • A walking pole (or two) – not compulsory and some do not like them but they can be really useful for providing extra stability on slippery parts of any walk.
  • A small ruck sack – you will need something to carry the above and also to put your packed lunch and water into.


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