PEMBROKESHIRE EVENTS

Pembrokeshire has a wealth of events and activities taking place throughout the year. We are delighted to offer individual & group bunkhouse accommodation and advice on on all of the local events and which are the best ones to get involved in…..you never know you may well see us there !

For more information about Pembrokeshire’s finest events, we recommend checking out VISIT PEMBROKESHIRE and TRIPADVISOR

RAS DEWI SANT Marathon, Half, Ultra and 10K

Ras Dewi Sant 5th March 2022.

Its great to confirm that the next Ras Dewi Sant will be on March 5th 2022. If you have already booked from last years postponed event and have not heard from us, please email us to confirm that you intend to run in March.

If you are not booked on Ras Dewi Sant and want a place for the March event please book below, There are limited new spaces available so don’t wait too long.

Ras Dewi Sant 10K – £30 – ENTER HERE

RDS Half Marathon – £35 – ENTER HERE

RDS Marathon – £45 – ENTER HERE

RDS 40 ULTRA – £50 – ENTER HERE

2020 and 2021, were not the years we had hoped them to be. We are hoping that 2022 will be better and are so looking forward to seeing you all again and giving you the chance to get back out on Wales most spectacular coast line.

If you have signed up for Ras Dewi Sant Marathon, Half, Ultra or 10K you should be receiving regular emails and updates.

New for 2021 was the RDS40 a 40 mile ultra Marathon. Due to Covid-19 restrictions we ran this event as Half Marathon loops in 2021, but in 2022 we will take back to the original plan of a 40 mile point to point coast path slog!!

The Ras Dewi Sant Marathon, Half, Ultra and 10K routes are predominately on the Coast Path and pass by some of the most scenic and historical sites in Wales.

Each distance presents its own challenge but all are achievable with a bit of effort! We love RDS, because it has so many return runners and has a great atmosphere.

The routes have been described by runners as one of the most beautiful. Whilst the Marathon has had the accolade of some as being the most beautiful and difficult in Europe. We don’t know about that, but its definitely pleasing on the eye and challenging on the body.

For specific details on each route please see the tabs

Ras Dewi Sant Marathon, Half, Ultra and 10K

The Marathon has been described as the toughest in the UK.

The Swim to the Edge series 2022

The Solva Swim or the “Green Monster” 9th July 2022

The original in the Swim to the edge series, Set in the idyllic harbour village, which lies in the middle of the Pembrokeshire coast national park. The swim itself is one of the most scenic and challenging open water swims in the UK and with two distances available we have something for everyone.

We are delighted to have the date set for the Green Monster, it will be on Saturday 9th July, see tab to book.

The Green Monster 2.1 Miles & Black  Run 1m

2) The Little Haven Regatta Swim

We are delighted to be part of the Little Haven Regatta and facilitating their Open Water Swim. The event is part of the Weekends activities being held in this delightful little fishing village.

A small event ideal for beginners or those new to open water swimmers as it is suitable for all. However you are still swimming in the sea and have to deal with the challenges this brings.

We are uncertain when this event will return after the Covid-19 break. As soon as we have confirmation full details will appear.

3) Abereiddy – The Blue Monster

The Blue Monster, the general consensus was that it is more difficult than the Green Monster!! (but I’m not sure!) The event has a distance of 2.4 miles and 1Km. Both swims will take you around the magnificent bay of Abereiddy. This event will be held in September, details to follow.

Solva – The Edge Festival – MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL – 2022

29th, 30th and 31st July 2022

MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ON THE EDGE

3-day festival of arts, music, food& drink, writers & more

Located at the coastal village of Solva with the Festival site overlooking the sea

After three years the Edge is back!

Headline acts U2UKThe Wild BoysHoney Fungus (5-piece) and Blondied

Advanced Early Bird tickets are on sale now – Discounted prices until February

We hope you can join us

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

The Edge Festival is set in the beautiful (and we think very special) village of Solva. We are a village with a stunning harbour on the Pembrokeshire coast. And we are a very active village. We are known for our outdoor activities such as sailing, kayaking, swimming, rowing, walking, climbing and much more. Our widely respected charity Solva Care allow us to support the eldest in our village so they can live here. We have pubs and cafes, galleries and shops. And much more. So its natural that we also have a festival of music, arts, literature, outdoor activities and much more.

The festival sprang up as a direct response to the filming of Under Milk Wood in the village of Solva in 2014, the magic and enthusiasm overwhelmed the village. So a hardy bunch of locals sought to recreate this and suddenly the Edge was born! The Edge is intended to be a celebration of the Arts, Music, Food, Sport, Literature and Film with a passion for all of these branches of the festival there really is something for everyone.

Over the course of the winter months of 2014 and early 2015 the committee raised funds through a series of dining out events, this money with some part funding from Solva Community Council and working in partnership with Literature Wales saw the Edge take form.

The first Edge Festival was held over 4 days in August 2015 with events throughout the village, Solva was once again a hive of bristling activity, whether you were river walking, building bush craft, swimming to the edge, enjoying some quality craft beer and cider, listening to literature, browsing our indoor market or brushing up on your filleting with our chefs demonstrations the Edge had it covered. Despite torrential rainfall our spirits weren’t dampened and the Edge went on. We owe our success to the valued support of local people and businesses and we managed to donate £4,000 of our proceeds to local charities.

The Edge Festival has grown steadily over the last five years. In 2016, the Festival was listed in the Daily Telegraph’s Top 10 Things To Do In Pembrokeshire. There were successful festivals in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The 2019 Edge Festival was again very successful, with three days of great music, writers, dance, food and outdoor activities. Musical highlights included Sorted, our very own Pembrokeshire Ska band, Donna Marie, Wales’ Lady Gaga tribute, Definitely Oasis and The Marley Experience. We hosted the book launch of John Osmond’s Real Preseli among authors, poets, lectures, craft activities, dance, food and of course our Green Scar bar complete with 36 craft beers and our very own Solva Gin.

We had to cancel the Edge in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid pandemic. So we are all raring to go for 2022 and hope you’ll join us for the party of the century!

The Edge festival is run by volunteer residents of Solva

Kay Reynolds (Chair), Selina Taylor, Patrick Nash (Treasurer), Clive Thomas, Becky Ricketts, David Phillips, Ian McDonald, Andrew Phillips, Colin Reynolds, Jane Wilde, Glenys Rowlands, Julie Wright, Lyn Jenkins, Jimmy Young, Sandra Young,  Mikey Phillips,  Helen Thomas, Chris Sherman, Ellie Sherwin, Luci Chapman, Alaric Churchill

Solva Edge festival gained charitable status on 2018. None of the organisers earn any money from the Festival despite the days, weeks and months of volunteer time put in over the year and during the Festival itself. Any financial surplus is donated. In 2018 and 2019, the Edge Festival raised over £20,000 which was given to a wide range of charitable and good causes in and around the village of Solva.

Solva Edge Festival gained charitable status in 2018.

THE 2022 TOUR OF PEMBROKESHIRE

WELCOME – CROESO

The 2022 event HQ will be at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi and St Davids Leisure Centre.

The 2022 Tour of Pembrokeshire will take place on Saturday of 14th May just after the Spring Classics. It is established as a must-do event for sportive riders and now attracts cyclists from all over the world.

This is what one rider said: ‘Fourth year in a row, did the 52 this year, the 80 last year and longest ones previous two years, loved every single one of them. Best sportive with fabulous organisation, friendly marshals, delicious feed-station offerings and the Samba band to help motivate your tired legs near the end. If Carlsberg did sportives…!!! Thanks everyone and see you next year for number five’ Stephanie Waring

The St Davids Peninsula is an outstanding location for the event offering breath-taking scenery, amazing sandy beaches and wonderful natural history. In addition to the fantastic cycling over routes to suit all abilities the event has a real festival atmosphere with something for everyone.

A PEMBROKESHIRE FAMILY WEEKEND

To help everyone feel included in the weekend and throughout the season, riders and their family and friends can also enjoy Pembrokeshire from the water, with our adventure partners;  Preseli Venture provide wonderful coasteering, sea-kayaking or surfing experiences and Falcon Boats will take you on a wildlife trip that will be a memorable highlight of your visit.  You can obtain vouchers offering special pricing throughout the season when you sign up.

The Tour of Pembrokeshire Weekend really encapsulates all that’s great about being in the UK’s only coastal national park.  Whether you’re cycling quiet country roads with challenging climbs and swooping descents or at sea enjoying the scenery, flora and wildlife, it is all breath-taking.

THE ROUTES

PAUL SARTORI ROUTE

Distance: 23.3 miles
Elevation: 1312 feet

BRYAN JONES ROUTE

Distance: 61.6 miles

Elevation: 5811 feet

BULLFINCH CYCLES ROUTE

Distance: 82.5 miles

Elevation: 7737 feet

PAUL TIES ROUTE

Distance: 105 miles

Elevation: 9727 feet

This is what one rider said: ‘Fourth year in a row, did the 52 this year, the 80 last year and longest ones previous two years, loved every single one of them. Best sportive with fabulous organisation, friendly marshals, delicious feed-station offerings and the Samba band to help motivate your tired legs near the end. If Carlsberg did sportives…!!! Thanks everyone and see you next year for number five’ Stephanie Waring

The St Davids Peninsula is an outstanding location for the event offering breath-taking scenery, amazing sandy beaches and wonderful natural history. In addition to the fantastic cycling over routes to suit all abilities the event has a real festival atmosphere with something for everyone.