The car park for this walk is opposite the ruins of the Bishop’s Palace: an impressive and extensive ruin in the care of CADW. Both the palace and the cathedral are well worth spending time in. The cathedral has a good cafe that does a decent caul if you need lunch and, at the end of your walk, perhaps some refreshment in the Farmers Arms which is an excellent community pub.

If you walk the route clockwise, as we did, you quickly leave the city and are soon at the coast. The views along the coast path are spectacular. The path also takes you past St Non’s Well and the ruins of St Non’s chapel. St Non was St David’s mother and reputedly gave birth to him in a storm at this spot. The chapel is thought, possibly, to be on the site of her house. The chapel is unusual in that it is aligned north/south rather than the usual east/west. There is also a modern chapel close by.

The path drops down into the harbour at Porth Clais where there are some interesting lime kilns, and also a cafe and toilets beside the car park. You could park at Porth Clais and do the walk from here, if you preferred.

This walk leaves the coast at Porthllisky, but you could extend this by continuing further around the headland before heading back to St David’s.

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