Things to do in Landshipping, Pembrokeshire
The tiny riverside hamlet of Landshipping is located opposite the majestic Picton Castle, nestled on the banks of the eastern Cleddau's secret waterway.
Once the centre of the area's coal-mining industry, Landshipping is now a quiet, unspoilt, secluded community of houses and farms, with a small country pub at its centre. It was once the meeting place of the village and offered facilities for visitors, but the Stanley Arms pub in Landshipping closed down several years ago. Situated down a dead-end road, Landshipping enjoys the protection of its isolated and remote position in the relatively unknown estuary, part of the famous Pembrokeshire National Park - Britain's first and only coastal National Park, overshadowed by its more populated coastal resorts of Tenby, Saundersfoot and St David's.
Landshipping has a small caravan park, and accommodation can also be found in a small selection of holiday cottages. Visitors come for the tranquillity, peace, natural environment, for bird-watching, boating, cycling and riding holidays, or simply to get away from the more popular areas of the county.
Best seen from the water, Landshipping sits up-river of Picton Point and down-river of the historic Black Pool Mill.
The villagers form a close-knit community, coming together for the annual raft race and boat club events. Landshipping enjoys welcoming visitors who venture, tide allowing, to the village's slipway, by small boat or canoe.
Description by Sarah Hoss