Public Transport on and Around Strumble Head
How to get to Stones Cottages
People have asked us before, “What are you doing here? Hiding?”. While we are not exactly hiding, it is true that Stones Cottages is a peaceful retreat from the noise and light pollution of much of Britain. Does that mean we are hard to find? Not at all. With ferries, trains and buses linking Goodwick and Fishguard to the real world not to mention the footpaths linking Stones Cottages and Strumble Head to the almost unreal landscapes of the Pembrokeshire National Park there are many ways to get here. If you are coming by public transport, the Fflecsi Bus can be booked to take you from the Ferry or Train Station to Stones Cottages. Please be aware if you are coming by public transport, it is quite a walk to the nearest shops and pubs (3 miles).
Fishguard & Goodwick Train Station
Fishguard & Goodwick Railway station is the terminus of one of the branches of the Swansea line.
Getting Around & About from Stones Cottages
Fishguard & Goodwick Buses
The Fflecsi Bus Service is a pre-bookable bus service. and runs between Fishguard, St. Davids and Haverfordwest. It has to be prebooked, there is an app and website to do this. Or you can call 0300 234 0300 Mon–Sat: 7am – 7pm and Sunday: 9am – 6pm.
There are lots of buses from Fishguard to other parts of Pembrokeshire and Cardigan. TheFflecsi Bus Service can pick you up from near the cottage’s and bring you back from Fishguard.
410 Fishguard to Goodwick
343 Fishguard – Puncheston – Haverfordwest
344 Fishgaurd – Maenclochog – Haverfordwest
345 Mynachlog-ddu – Fishguard – Mynachlog-ddu
405 Poppit Rocket: Cardigan – Newport – Fishguard
412 / T5 Cardigan – Fishguard – Haverfordwest
413 Fishguard – St Davids via Goodwick, Mathry
Fishguard & Goodwick Trains
There are seven trains a day from Fishguard & Goodwick station. Here is a link to a great site that will tell you all you need to know and has great ideas for days out such as taking the train to Tenby.
Day Trips to Ireland
It is also possible to take a day trip to Roslare in Ireland on the Fishguard Ferry. It can cost as little as £5.50 per person on Tuesday. Admittedly you don’t get much time on Irish soil, but it is a fantastic opportunity to spot wildlife. Great for seeing Common Dolphins and most of all the ferry probably offers the best chance of seeing Risso’s Dolphins anywhere in the UK. Recent spots include Fin Whales and Minke Whales.
Visit the Stenna Ferry web site for more details.
It is also possible to volunteer on one of the wildlife surveys with excellent Sea Trust Wales monitoring Whales, Dolphins and other Cetaceans across the Irish Sea. More information can be found here or why not take a visit to the wonderful Ocean Lab on Goodwick sea front to talk to the staff.