Escape The Ordinary
Lawrenny is on a peninsula of the River Cleddau estuary upriver from Milford Haven where it branches off towards the Cresswell and Carew Rivers and is in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Lawrenny developed around fishing, boat building and as a staging point for quarried limestone extracted from quarries upriver. In the 1830s there were 422 inhabitants and there was a ferry over the Cresswell River.
Racing stables in the village provided Wales' first and only Grand National winner, Kirklandat Aintree in 1905. Lawrenny also played a role in the World War II as a base for Supermarine Walrus seaplanes and a training centre, known as HMS Daedalus II, operated by the Fleet Air Arm.
There are a number of beautful walks such as the scenic circular walk takes you through the steep-sided ancient oak woodland of Lawrenny, overlooking the main Daugleddau River and along the tidal creeks of Garron Pill and the Cresswell River. This is a great walk to do in any season and takes you past The Lawrenny Arms Pub and The Quayside Cafe.
Here are 3 beautiful walks in and around the village:
You can also visit The parish church of Saint Caradoc is a grade II* listed building founded in the 12th century and altered considerably since, principally in the 19th century. The tower was added in the 15th century.
Take a walk around the site with Garry Thomas our heritage and plant expert