Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - AND become a Certified Core Gift Discovery© Facilitator
We are offering the opportunity for you to walk with us on the stunningly beautiful coast of Wales, and return home as a Core Gift Discovery© Master Facilitator! This walk combines our two most popular programs, Coast Pilgrimage Walks and Core Gift Master Facilitator trainings, and puts them into one package. During the middle of our walk, we will stop for two days by the ocean near the renowned Stackpole Nature Preserve to relax and complete the Core Gift Master Facilitator training.
Then, three more days of walking by the seaside to reach our final destination of St. David’s village, built around the ancient Cathedral of St. James, which has been a sacred place for Pilgrims for centuries. We will walk in the tradition of St. David, who taught his followers to "be joyful, to keep the faith, and to do the little things."
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way through 186 miles of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in Britain. We have chosen our favorite section of the Path, from Tenby to St. David’s, which includes a variety of easy terrain including ocean bluffs and beaches, farm paths, small villages, and ancient castles and churches. Each night we will stay in the comfort of a small inn, sampling local cuisine and sharing stories of the beauty we have witnessed during our day. With each new day, you will feel your soul being more and more refreshed.
This experience is designed for adults of all ages with average physical fitness who want to walk through beautiful countryside, engage in interesting conversations with fellow walkers, and have reflective time away from usual daily routines. Previous experience hiking is not necessary. This is not an endurance test! Previous participants tell us the balance of walking, new experiences, and reflection helped them feel refreshed, alive, and ready for the next day!
Date: Depart US September 2, 2018 – Return September 12, 2018 (Or, stay on and travel!)
Price: $2,450 USD per person double occupancy (includes a 35% discount on the Master Facilitator Training)
Payment: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your space. Balance is due no later than 30 days prior to departure.
Group Size: Group is limited to 10 participants
- Pre-Pilgrimage reflections
- Detailed packing list and helpful notes
- Expert daily guides
- All breakfasts
- Double accommodations in small inns and hotels
- Daily luggage support
- Complete materials for Master Facilitator Certification (see link for details)
- Individual Core Gift Discovery© process for each participant
- In-country bus/train/ferry which is part of our itinerary
- Follow-up support for your individualized Core Gift Certification activities
Price DOES NOT include:
- Travel to and from our starting/ending destination
- Lunch and dinners (inc. gratuities)
Day 1 - Departure
Depart from destinations in the U.S.
Day 2 - London Heathrow arrivals and coordination
Train ride to Tenby, Wales! We all gather and join for our first dinner together in the evening after an initial information and orientation session.
Day 3 - Tenby to Saundersfoot
We will have a morning orientation and then do a six mile circular walk in the Tenby area - think beach! We will have dinner as a group. Tenby is probably the most iconic seaside town in Wales, and, as an ancient walled city, the scenery is spectacular, overlooking a bay on one side and broad beach on the other! We are at the same hotel for two nights to begin our pilgrimage!
“Walking with the Core Gift Institute gave me a whole new confidence in myself and my abilities to succeed physically, socially, and mentally." - Juanita
Day 4 - Tenby to Manorbrier
We will start our fourth day together with a walk from Tenby to the Norman village of Manorbrier. Here, we will literally start off with a long walk on the beach, and then up onto the bluffs along the ocean. It is a spectacular walk, known for its long vistas and beauty. Coming around the corner to Manorbrier, we see the ruins of our first castle at the ocean’s edge.
Day 5 - Manorbrier to Stackpole Centre
A very scenic and varied walk that takes in some of Pembrokeshire’s most remarkable beaches. The numerous estuarine inlets and sheltered bays are a haven for wildlife, so pack binoculars and a bird book. We’ll stop at a small cafe for lunch at a small quay, used for protecting boats from storms. The finale, Stackpole nature preserve, is just magnificent.
Days 6 and 7 - Stackpole
We will stay in Stackpole for two days for the in-depth learning to complete the Core Gift Master© Facilitator Training. Previous training participants have been both surprised and deeply grateful for the opportunity to bring this process back home to their work and personal lives.
"Introspection and reflection are not easily accessed without the right physical and emotional environment, and so for me the walk as well as the people I walked with were critically important to fully investing and benefiting from the process.” - Keenan
Day 8 - Stackpole to Marloes
Wild and exposed headlands punctuated by some of Pembrokeshire’s finest beaches. We walk to Angle on the edge of the peninsula and then ferry by boat around Skomer Island, docking for a short walk into Marloes!
Day 9 - Marloes to Broad Haven / Druidstone
We will make our way along the coast path through Broad Haven to Druidstone, an ancient site for rituals and festivals. Along the way, we will walk beaches, hang out in little alcoves, and enjoy scenic vistas of the sea!
Day 10 - Druidstone to St. David's
This is one of the most popular sections of The Coast Path, with good reason. We walk the long beach at Newgale and then up onto the bluff to make our way to the artsy town of Solva and then to the cathedral city of St. David’s.
Day 11 - Return to London!
Return to London (5 hours by train) for flights departing late that day or later. The pilgrimage has now concluded, and walkers schedule their own accommodations for any other days they are staying in London and beyond!
“Both the walk and the Core Gift process are spiritual experiences, and the combination of the two enhances the experience of each.” - Joy