Wildlife Guided Walking Tours with partner Peninsula Guides
On the westernmost tip of Wales, facing head on into the Atlantic, the St Davids Peninsula has a real ‘edge of the world’ feel, that can help bring a calmness and different perspective to our lives – in a way that only wild places can. My aim is to help you get the most out of any visit to this special part of the world, experiencing nature, contemplating the past and exploring the hidden landscapes of the area.
Steve Jones is a qualified Lowland Walk Leader with the Mountain Training Association. Having managed maintenance on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path for the National Park, he has intimate knowledge of the National Trail and the network of paths that criss-cross the Peninsula.
Steve has a lifelong interest in wildlife and conservation, having a keen interest in birds since he was 4 years old. Steve loves exploring the peninsula to view its varied fauna and flora. Living locally, your guide has developed an in-depth knowledge of the wildlife that can be seen in the area, observing nature in this fantastic setting all year around.
Steve worked for Ordnance Survey for over 20 years and is an expert map-reader and navigator, using these skills to find the hidden history of the area as well as seeking out less well trodden locations. A keen landscape and wildlife photographer, there will be ample opportunity to take some great pictures on our walks.
Steve is a certified Outdoor First Aider (British Red Cross and Mountain Rescue Approved).
Explore this fantastic part of the National Park, looking for wildlife on the maritime heath – the area is great for nature, including Grey Seals in autumn. Explore the Iron Age ruins, Coetan Arthur burial chamber and pass the ruins of a deserted Quaker village. The landscapes and vistas are great throughout, there is an option to ascend Carn Llidi hill for even more extensive views, for those that feel up to it!
Take in the finest coastal views in Wales, explore the Iron Age landscape of Garn Fawr and a classic stretch of coast path, past Strumble Head lighthouse. View the wildlife along the way, which varies depending on the time of year – you never know what you might see, on and off-shore!
Blow those cobwebs away with a grand tour of the peninsulas’ iconic hills – Carn Llidi, Carn Penberi and Carnedd Lleithyr. What they lack in height, they make up for with their proximity to the stunning coastline, affording great views of the surrounding countryside – even across to Ireland on a clear day. View the wildlife and historic landscape as we progress.
This is a moderate walk requiring a degree of walking fitness plus suitable clothing and foot ware.
As well as the set walks, Steve can offer tailor-made itineraries to suit your specific requirements, including straight from your accommodation. Please get in touch to discuss – perhaps exploring different parts of the area, visiting specific locations of interest for example, or simply if you wish to adapt any of the set walks.
With notice, larger groups or family walks can be organised if required.
Price – please get in touch for a quote for a bespoke guided walk.
Personal one to one guided walk – £80
Small Private Group (2 to 4 people) – £40 each
Large Private Group (5 to 8 people) – £32 each (Capped at £220)
There is no charge for children under 14yrs. Maximum total group size of 8 applies.
Please get in touch if there are more than 8 people in your group.
All under 18s to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Some walks may require you to travel to a meeting place, a map and itinerary will be supplied upon booking, along with full details of what you may wish to bring with you. Paths are mainly natural surfaces so can be uneven underfoot.
If you wish to reschedule your walk, Peninsula Guides will reschedule to a convenient date and time, subject to available slots, up to 24 hours prior to the start time of your planned walk.
If you would like to cancel your session completely, a full refund will be given up to 24 hours in advance of the start time of your walk.
There may be times when we need to call off a walk ourselves. This will usually either be due to illness or extreme weather. I would normally expect to guide in most weather conditions, but appreciate it’s important that we provide an enjoyable experience! Extreme weather such as high winds, heavy prolonged rain or a risk of thunderstorms may lead to unavoidable cancellation. In these circumstances, I will contact you in advance to offer a rescheduled walk at your convenience or a full immediate refund, whichever is preferable.
Covid Refund Guarantee
If due to government guidance, the walk cannot take place, then a full refund will be offered.