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Old 28 June 2006, 14:18   #1
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Thinking of having a few days away in the Pembroke area, anyone know how far down the river you can get and how far the speed limits go?

I belive you can launch at pembrokshire watersports??? Anywhere that way for petrol on the pontoon???

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Old 28 June 2006, 14:34   #2
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If by the river, you mean the Pembroke River, then I think you can get as far up as Pembroke Town, but it is tidal and dries out. If you mean the Milford Haven Waterway or River Cleddau, as the upper reaches are known, then you can get up to Haverfordwest, but again you'll be relying on the tide. On low water, a lot of the Cleddau (both Eastern and Western branches) are navigable.
Good slipway (free) at Pembrokeshire Watersports and many others too along the Haven.
As far as I know, you can only get petrol on the quay at Lawrenny. This was the case a few years ago, but may have changed since.
Alex Brown on this forum is from Milford Haven and will probably have more detailed local knowledge, should you need it.
No speed limits down river of the Carew/Cresswell tributaries at Lawrenny. No planing upriver of there (National Park Nature Reserve).
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Old 28 June 2006, 15:31   #3
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Just spent the weekend in the area. Launched at Dale, free slip and good facilties. Quiet car park nearby - 60p all day parking (+60p if trailer left as well) Great cafe and pub. Link to Milford Haven leisure guide for deatils of Milford Haven.

http://endeavour.milford-docks.net/f...guide_2004.pdf

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Petrol at Lawrenny, but what price and when not sure. Launch at pembs watersports, or Hobbs point, either and you are only 2 minutes from Tesco for petrol. If you want to launch the other side of the bridge, then Neyland slip or Milford or Gelleswick bay.

Let us know when you are down and may be able to join you for a spin. Just got back from Grassholm and Skomer, plenty of wildlife to see. Ramsey / Grassholm and the smalls if you are around this weekend.
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oooops, that's the old leisure guide, I was meant to replace that with this years a few months back - shall do it tomorrow.....

I personally like launching at Neyland Yacht Club slip - you can do it at any state of tide on a neap, but around an hr either side of low water on a spring is dodgy as anything cos it flattens right off to mud at the very very bottom. Also, look out for the WW2 concrete blocks that are just off the clubhouse - they don't get on with engine skegs very well!!!

Basically, there are speed limits in the small bays, like Angle, Dale, Pembroke River etc... and the main limit applies from Lawrenny all the way up both the western and eastern cleddau. It's not a speed limit as such, just no planing, and keep your wash down basically. On our way back from H-West, I normally get overtaken by all the chuggers doing 8 or 9 knots, and then I overtake them at 35knots about 20mins later when we're clear of the limits

If you're staying for a couple of days, try and plan it for a good spring, so you can get to the pubs up river on the evening - well worth it if you can. Haverfordwest trip coming up on the 11th of July, where we go as far up river as possible and park outside a pub in the middle of town.
Failing all that, get down river, and out to the islands, round to tenby, out to the smalls etc... anything's doable on a nice day.

The other weekends video when I got out to Grassholm is here:-
http://videos.ribseadrive.co.uk/cruise_17-06-06/

Timewise, from Milford Haven, you're looking at just over an hr to get to Tenby cruising around 28knots, just on an hr to get to the Smalls, and 25mins to get out to Skomer at the same speeds.

Plan it so there's been a good SW breeze, and you can't beat the journey through St Anns as an alternative to a rollercoaster ride.

If you have any dates in mind or need any more info, let us know - Peter24/7 is back on the water now too.

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Cheers guys

Looking at the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th July

May come down by sea or possibly by road.

Do you know of anywhere to camp or hotel by the water, where I can leave the RIB?

Is it far to Lawrenny to fuel up? I take it fuel is on the pontoon.

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Jono,
We should be around that weekend and would love to meet up for a spin. If Alex and Pete are around too, we could perhaps get a few RIBnet boats out together?
Hotels near moorings would restrict you basically to Milford Haven or Neyland. Milford Marina is accessed through lock gates and is right in the town, which has a choice of basic hotels and guest houses. Neyland has a very good marina, but there's a short walk to the small town, where you may get a guest house - much more choice in Milford though.
Camping sites are available around Dale, as are Youth Hostels. Also a Youth Hostel at Lawrenny, a short walk from the Yacht Station, which has swing moorings on the river and a walk-ashore pontoon for short-term berthing.
Lawrenny from Neyland is about a ten minute spin. Neyland to Milford, a bit less.
Pete/Alex: What about Angle & Dale for guest houses?
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just wondering if we should turn this weekend date into the swales rib meet we were looking at? or should we still do that in the summer?

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Jono......not trying to gate crash but that weekend was one Brad and i were considering as a south wales get together for a few of us, we have a couple of other dates we are tossing around so everything is up in the air at the mo



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We should be around that weekend and would love to meet up for a spin. If Alex and Pete are around too, we could perhaps get a few RIBnet boats out together?
Hotels near moorings would restrict you basically to Milford Haven or Neyland. Milford Marina is accessed through lock gates and is right in the town, which has a choice of basic hotels and guest houses. Neyland has a very good marina, but there's a short walk to the small town, where you may get a guest house - much more choice in Milford though.
Camping sites are available around Dale, as are Youth Hostels. Also a Youth Hostel at Lawrenny, a short walk from the Yacht Station, which has swing moorings on the river and a walk-ashore pontoon for short-term berthing.
Lawrenny from Neyland is about a ten minute spin. Neyland to Milford, a bit less.
Pete/Alex: What about Angle & Dale for guest houses?
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Sounds Good

Looking at Stopping at the Lawrenny Castle Hotel in Neyland and coming down by rib not car.

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the cornish pirates were looking at travelling to swales by boat as well!

could be interesting if the weather is good
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