Regional Access Database

Advice Penbwchdy Head

Large, sombre headland enclosing Pwll Deri Bay. A serious venue, but with calm seas and good weather the scale and atmosphere of the routes can provide a memorable day out.

BMC Area Wales Rock Type Volcanic
Climbing Area Pembroke North Access Status Advice
County Pembrokeshire CRoW Land No
Importance Local No. of Routes 32
Ownership National Trust Year Developed 1974
Within National Park Yes Grid Reference SM875373

Access to most routes requires low tide. The shipwreck mentioned in the guide has broken up. Routes have had very few ascents and may be overgrown, particularly on Shipwreck Wall.

Restrictions apply from  1 March - 1 August. Reason - Nesting Birds

Penbwchdy Head to Pwll Deri - Check signs as restrictions may be lifted early. The cliffs south of the headland are unaffected.

Not suitable

Less frequented than the south, there are some very popular cliffs along the southern bays of St David's, but also some very remote and atmospheric cliffs further north. Wildlife is abundant and the abscence of a formal restriction does not mean that protected birds are not present - so climbers are asked to be observant and avoid routes if the prescence of climbers is obviously causing disturbance to the birds. Many of the bays are also important seal breeding areas - if breeding seals are present then again please avoid.

This page was last updated on 27/09/2012. RAD is updated as and when access changes and a historic date does not mean that the information is out of date, only that the access situation hasn't changed.