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I would define the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path as tough. Some of this could be due to our lack of fitness, in this "foot and mouth" year, but not all. The terrain, especially the first part of the walk, is gruelling, not only physically, but mentally.

One's destination is always in sight and never looks that far off, as the "gull" flies. However, taking into account all the ups and downs in between, it can take a long time to travel any distance in the horizontal plane. Because of the nature of the walk, this continues throughout the day and can be wearing towards the end of a day's walk. On most long distance walks, one would be descending when most tired.

If one is physically and mentally strong, the rewards are numerous. There is an abundance of wildlife (and there must be much more when birds are nesting), striking scenery, idyllic sandy beaches and bracing sea air.

By the way, once home, the vegetable knife turned up, tucked into a fold in the sleeping bag compartment of my rucksack.