Happy Friday!

I'm still out in the wilds of Pembrokeshire, loving the freedom and the sense of space. I have this thing where the first sight of the Atlantic makes me burst into tears on arrival here.

I love this land so much!

Today, I'm sharing some of the things I love most about this area - a sort of wild travel guide.

Places I love to walk

I’ve been coming on walking holidays to Pembrokeshire since I was little (thanks mum and dad!) and have walked most of the Northern section many times over. It’s hard to pick a favourite section but I love the wildness of the bit from Newport to Poppit Sands (16 miles with not a village or a shop in sight, to refill water bottles or replenish supplies - pack well!).

The views at Pwll Deri are breathaking. We had a ceremony up on the headland here, when my mum died – this was one of her favourite spots on earth. Apparently you can see Ireland on a clear day! Right now it’s covered in wild heather, orchids and cowslips – magical.

Exploring sacred land

I love the land around Newport; the Preseli Hills feel particularly magic. I’ve had some wonderful adventures on Mynydd Carningli. I remember a memorable day spent with one of the founders of Brithdir Mawr – she’d left the eco-community and lived in a yurt halfway up the mountain, and gave me a peep into her off-grid life.

Last autumn, around the equinox, my daughter and I walked (scrambled!) up the Mountain of Angels to watch the dawn. We didn’t see another soul and had the whole mountain to ourselves. The view at the top is epic – 360º. We cried, shouted out intentions and blessings, and left feeling topped up and connected.