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Venturing Further North?

Jump out of your boat and into a car!

The Marina offers over 200 miles of coast line drift by with many attractions to visit such as Pembroke Castle, Hazelbeach and Skomer Island, but there’s even more attractions and activities to enjoy up in the North of Wales.

Leave your boat hitched up at one of many docks along the Waterway, jump in a rental car and explore a mythical region of mountains, forests and rivers. There are so many things to do in North Wales that you might well forget that you left your boat in the South!

These are just a handful of the activities on offer in the North of the country:

Zip World Penrhyn Quarry

A visit to Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda is one you’re sure not to forget as it’s the home of the longest zip line in Europe. At 1555m long, Velocity 2 is by no means a leisurely trip through the quarry. After a training and safety lesson you’ll soon find yourself hurtling along this zip line at speeds of over 100mph! This activity is perfect for small groups or families but there are height/age/weight restrictions so make sure you check these out thoroughly before you make any bookings.

Bounce Below

There are many fantastic locations where you can go caving in North Wales should you wish to spend an afternoon squeezing between small gaps and diving through dark, muddy pools. But if you prefer a less claustrophobic experience then Bounce Below is certainly for you. An experience that is truly unique to North Wales and is perfect for all ages, Bounce Below presents you with a huge network of indoor trampolines, slides and netting tunnels all suspended in a massive cave underneath a mountain.

Zip World Fforest

There’s no better (or safer) way of experiencing the verdant forests of North Wales than by spending a day at Zip World Fforest. Although you won’t experience the same blistering speeds that you’ll find at Penrhyn Quarry, there are some fantastic rides for small and big kids alike that combine to make a truly unforgettable day out for the whole family. Glide down the 365m Fforest Coaster, take a Zip Safari, enjoy a ride on Europe’s highest five seater swing, or explore the treetops in a thrilling Tree Hopping course.

Revolution Bike Park

Mountain biking is kind of a big deal here and thanks to the rugged terrain there are plenty opportunities for amateurs to test their mettle. Revolution Bike Park is one such venue, set within 120 acres of stunning forest, there are over 10 miles of thrilling downhill trails for you to race down. There are gentle free rides that offer a smooth introduction to downhill biking and there’s also some naturally formed technical routes for those looking for a challenge. A full day uplift ticket is £33 – so be sure to make the most of the whole day!

Waterside Pubs Along The Way

Take a load off after a long day of exploring the Waterway…

There are few better ways of spending a summer’s evening than lounging by the water with a few drinks and that’s exactly what these pubs offers.

Over 200 miles of coastline lines the Milford Haven Waterway, a thoroughly rugged Welsh landscape that begs to be explored. One can easily while away a week drifting along the river and out into the sea, but you’d be remiss not to drop into one of these excellent pubs along the way.

The Griffin Pub

Consistently voted as one of the very best pubs in the area, The Griffin Pub is a perfect stop off for those visiting the Milford Haven area. The current incarnation of the pub is run by husband and wife team, Sian and Simon Vickers.

Both owners have roots in the area (with Sian’s family having run the pub in years gone by) when the couple saw that the beloved drinking hole was up for sale they leapt at the chance to run the place themselves. After being presented with a box of fresh fish by a local fisherman, Simon wowed locals with his cooking and used the success of that night to steer The Griffin in a new culinary direction.

The Cresselly Arms

You’ll find the Cresselly Arms away tucked in a little corner deep into the Waterway, but it’s a corner that’s well worth exploring. On cold Winter days you can take refuge inside the cosy bar or lounge, where you can sip a delicious real ale or a well prepared coffee, but during the Summer is when this pub shines the brightest. Two outdoor seating areas offer guests the chance to soak up the riverside views whilst they dine on some classic pub grub.

Ferry House Inn

Set right on the waterfront you could easily mistake the Ferry House Inn for someone’s home, such is its unassuming impression within the small village of Llanstadwell. Just over 900 people live in the surrounding areas, providing more than enough patronage for this long-running, successful pub. During the day you’ll find plenty of boats moored outside this pub, with visitors happily sipping pints and tucking into hot meals, but in the evenings this pub belongs to the locals with regular music events providing entertainment throughout the year.

Lawrenny Arms

Serving lunch and dinner all year round, the Lawrenny Arms serves evening and lunch meals all year round from their idyllic riverside location.  This pub is nicely removed from the main thoroughfare of Milford Haven, making it an ideal spot to take a breather for a few hours. Their Sunday roasts are well respected (and well attended), so don’t expect to get a seat unless you’ve booked well ahead of schedule…

Getting Out: Rentals & Hires

Have you looked at hiring transport for your stay?

Depending on how you’re planning on travelling to Milford Haven you may want to hire transport whilst you’re here.

Despite being just a small town you’ll find there are plenty of businesses here that you can hire transport from; whether you’re looking to hire a boat to explore the rest of the waterway, a kayak to discover the harder to reach corners of the area or simply a car to get you from one tourist attraction to the other. Whilst hiring survey equipment like the Trimble TX6 will no doubt prove to be something of a challenge, you should have no problem finding what you need in terms of transport right here in Milford Haven.

The following businesses are well established and have been noted for their customer services:

Pembrokeshire Cruising

If you’re not 100% confident in your sailing skills then you’ll have the opportunity to brush up on them with the help of Roland Bowen and his crew of experienced sailing instructors. Having launched his company in 1994, Roland’s team offers a variety of courses all designed to give you the knowledge and confidence to lead your own sailing excursions. Their RYA approved sailing courses range from 2-day training weekends to full blown week-long courses that take you from complete novice to a competent crew member.

Telephone: 01646 602500
Address: Neyland Marina
Station Rd
Neyland
Milford Haven
SA73 1PY
Website: http://www.pembrokeshirecruising.co.uk/

Sea Kayak Guides

For those who want to get that extra bit closer to the water there’s nothing better than hopping into a kayak. These sturdy seafaring vessels are perfect for navigating the wide expanse of Milford Haven and gives you access areas that larger boats can simply not get to, this means that you’ll be able to drift off into the smaller rivers and creeks that split off the waterway that is full of wildlife. You can sign up for a complete sea kayaking experience with Sea Kayak Guides, a business made up of three experienced kayak leaders from Pembrokeshire.

Telephone: 07432 660235
Website: https://seakayakguides.co.uk/

A2B Minibuses

Large groups and organised parties will naturally want to travel together which is exactly the market that A2B Minibuses caters for. This professional transport service caters to all kinds of clientele: families looking for airport transfers, stag dos & hen parties, as well as corporate travel arrangements.

As they’re based in Milford Haven, they’ll be able to pick you up quickly and efficiently to take you to your destination with the minimum of fuss. It’s best to contact them well in advance to make sure that you secure a bus as they are often busy with bookings.

Telephone: 07964 620 677
Address: 7 Meadow Park
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
SA73 1NZ
Website: https://a2b-minibuses.co.uk

Enterprise

Finally, if you’re in need of your own transport whilst you’re staying in Milford Haven then you may need the services of Enterprise Rent-a-car. This well established chain has a good range of vehicles to suit a range of needs, so you won’t have to worry about how you’ll get around once you’re here.

The price of booking these vehicles ranges depending on the model that you are choosing to hire, so it’s best to call them directly to get a price estimate before you set your heart on anything.

Telephone: 01646 690163
Address: Great North Road
Milford Haven
SA73 2NA
Website: https://www.enterprise.co.uk