Preseli Mountains (Template)

Parrog, Newport SA42 0RY, UK

Apr 1, 2023
Group size: 2 - 10
Preseli Mountains (Template)
Parrog, Newport SA42 0RY, UK

Apr 1, 2023
Group size: 2 - 10

About this trip


Pembrokeshire’s hill range is known as Mynydd Preseli in Welsh, the Preseli Mountains. But the string of hills are modest mountains, with no summit topping 1,760ft (536m).

The route takes us along the Golden Road, which is a 7.5 mile walk across the spine of the hills. You can usually see all of Pembrokeshire, while on a clear day you can make out the Wicklow Hills in Ireland, and Snowdonia in the north of Wales. For first-time walkers it’s usually love at first visit.

This undulating route, links ancient monuments and burial places, cairns and rocky tors. Foel Drygarn, Carn Menyn, Carn Bica, Carn Goedog, Cerrigmarchogion, Foel Feddau and Foel Cwmcerwyn are to name a few places that we will visit on the walk.

General Information

Guests should have a good base level of walking fitness, as there will be many steep ascents and descents on the walk. There are also many options for less strenuous or shorter walks, please contact us for further details.

The weather can affect the exact itinerary on the day. However, I will adjust the route accordingly and insure I allow for your interests and abilities too.

I can arrange for a picnic lunch to be offered for you on the day and I can send you the menu choices in advance.

There are shops in the small town of Crymych beofre we start the walk, so water and light refreshments acn be bought prior to the walk. Personal Expenses, Souvenirs, Food, Drinks, Snacks are not included in the cost.

Things to consider bringing on the walk: water, snacks, a waterproof jacket, an extra layer, warm hat, sun cap, gloves, sunglasses, rucksack, camera, binoculars


  • A mixture of uneven surfaces, gravel, stones, and sandy conditions
  • A good level of fitness is required to undertake this walk
  • The path is close to the cliff edge, so if you have a fear of hights, then this walk is not deemed suitable.
  • There is no shelter on the walk, so appropriate footwear and clothing is required. Anyone deemed not to have the suitable footwear will not be allowed to walk, as this could be hazardous to the individual and the group.

What’s included

  • Guide
  • Transport
  • Snacks

Available options


Walk Briefing
Foel Drygarn

9:30am - Meeting at the layby just outside of Crymych at the base of Foel Drygarn, where we will conduct a walk briefing to discuss the weather, clothing, route and expectations. The route is generally well maintained but is rough, wet in places and steep on some sections. Appropriate walking footwear and clothing is a must.

Standing 360m (1,190ft) above sea level, this Late Bronze Age / Early Iron Age hillfort stands at the end of the Preseli range and is capped by three cairns which can be seen for miles around. Foel Drygarn translates into English as – Hill of three Cairns.

Once on top, there are fantastic views in all directions. These three cairns crown the summit with a trig point on the highest cairn. Upon first glance they appear to be heaps of random stones, but a close inspection it reveals that they are carefully constructed mounds.

It is believed that there was once 270 houses situated on the top of this hill fort!

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