Walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path - AND become a Certified Core Gift Discovery© Facilitator

During the walk, there are a series of revelations. Those moments of discovery are mind-cleansing. They focus you, give you that moment of clarity you need to make those important decisions.
Michael Burnett
Author of Walks In and Around Dolgellau Town
"The best gift of all? A new perspective; how I see the world and how those in the world see me.” - Ann

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!

Cost, Registration and Schedule

Date: Depart US June 11 – Return June 21, 2019 (Or, stay on and travel!)

Price: $2,450 USD per person double occupancy (includes a 35% discount on the Master Facilitator Training)

Payment Options:

Group Size: Group is limited to 10 participants

Price includes:

  • 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)

Pilgrimage Common Questions

Walking Route

Day 1 – Departure

Depart from destinations in the U.S. 

Day 2 – London Heathrow arrivals and coordination

After arriving in London and meeting at Paddington Station, we’ll board the train for a beautiful ride to Tenby, Wales, a small walled village on the coast of Wales. We’ll arrive in the evening, converse over dinner, and then get to bed early to ready ourselves for our first day walking together.

Day 3 – Tenby to Caldey Island

We’ll start the morning with an orientation and then walk through Tenby to the harbor, where we’ll take a short boat ride to Caldey Island, with it’s fascinating sixth-century monastery, Caldey Abbey, still in active use. Over the years, it has been the residence for Anglican, Benedictine, and Trappists monks. It is considered one of the most complete examples of the Arts and Crafts architectural style. We’ll walk the paths around the island, stopping along the way to visit the shops to replenish our energy with chocolate and shortbread made by the monks!

“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 walk along the bluffs and beaches, we stop for lunch at a remote café in a small fisherman’squayused for loading crab and lobster pots. After lunch, we walk the bluffs to the spectacular St. Govan chapel, a small stone building built into the cliffs right on the ocean. St. Govan hid in the rocks from pirates, and a chapel was built on the site in the fourteenth century. We end our day at the Stackpole Nature Preserve. 

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 Broad Haven

We start the day with a short shuttle around the bustling city of Pembroke Dock to get ourselves back in the wilds of the coast. Walking through the farmlands of Marloes, we find the ocean path once again and walk the bluffs towards our inn, at the waters edge on Broad Haven beach.

Day 9 –  Broad Haven to 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 make our approach to the cathedral of St. David’s. We arrive in the afternoon, with enough time to explore the village, have our traditional All Boots In closing ceremony accompanied by a feast prepared by an internationally famous chef who owns the inn we will stay at.

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