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Due to the large number of interest points on this trail, it has been split into 6 sections. Print every section to complete the route.
Milford Haven Town Trail - Section 5
Point 33 Point 33 - Sculpture
This statue commemorates the towns fishing heritage. The sculpture by Bryan Hackett, was rapidly adopted as an unofficial town emblem.
Turn round, so the sea is now your right and walk back towards the bandstand. The next stop is a bronzed plaque.
Point 34 Point 34 - Plaque to Operation Overlord
The plaque was revealed on 6th June 1994, on the 50th anniversary of the Normandy Landings.
Look down the lawns to your left at the paddling pool.
Point 35 Point 35 - Paddling Pool
From the pavement, next to the road, we look down on the paddling pool and Watergardens restaurant. This tiny pool was originally part of the largest swimming pool in Wales. This open air facility, complete with high diving boards fell into disuse when the heated indoor pool opened at the Meads Leisure Centre.
At road level, near the paddling pool, there is yet another bronzed plaque.
Point 36 Point 36 - Map of Haven
This plaque overlooking the Haven waterway is a map presented by Milford Haven Rotary Club in 2005 to celebrate the society's centenary. The plaque displays an outline map of the Milford Haven coastline. The local refineries, viewing points and other interesting features are clearly marked.
Continue along the road, heading away from the marina with the sea on your right,
Point 37 Point 37 - The Water Gardens
When we pass the Watergardens Restaurant, we are still alongside the swimming pool. On this side, a water garden was created. This is now a “dry” public garden. As you wander round, look out for the original diving board platform and grass seating in the form of a mini amphitheatre.
As you pass the amphitheatre, you will notice a mine, this is our next stop.
Point 38 Point 38 - The Mine on the Rath
This is a tribute to the minelayers who helped protect our waters during WW2. The former RNAD Mine Depot is just visible in the distance.
The next picture shows the view from this mine.
Point 39 Point 39 - RNAD Milford Haven
The area shown in the photograph is known locally as Wards Yard and the Mine Depot. Originally, this was a ship dismantling facility but it was purchased by the admiralty in 1934 as part of the countries war preparations. This site was hastily prepared and by the advent of war in 1939, the site was fully operational as an armament depot, specialising in mines.
From our position on the roadside, we can also see the LNG facility and Windfarm in the nearby village of Waterston.
Point 40 Point 40 - Dragon LNG
Looking across the fields just behind the Mine Depot, we can just make out the storage tanks on the edge of the Dragon LNG facility near Waterston. Thanks to the oil industry and the Liquefied Natural Gas facilities in Waterston and South-Hook, Milford Haven is the third largest port in Britain.
Continue down the road, looking through the gaps between the houses on the right. Stop when you see a small chapel.