Solva - village and fishing harbour, Haverfordwest

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Solva, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK


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Solva, a village, community and electoral ward located in Pembrokeshire, Wales, is situated on the north side of St Bride's Bay. The village is composed of Lower Solva and Upper Solva, while the community encompasses Middle Mill and Whitchurch.

It is located in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and is traversed by the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Solva occupies a deep valley at the mouth of the River Solva, with Lower Solva forming a long street that leads to the small harbour. The majority of modern development has occurred in Upper Solva, situated on the cliff top to the west of the harbour.

Solva Harbour is a flooded coastal valley or inlet known as a ria, and the local rocks in the area contain fossils from the Cambrian period. Additionally, the Solva Group, a rock sequence, is named after the village.


Solva hosts an annual charity event called the Duck Race on Easter Monday. The race involves releasing ducks into the River Solva near Middle Mill and the first duck to cross under the footbridge in Lower Solva car park is declared the winner. In addition, the village holds a regatta during the summer that features rowing for both adults and children.

Furthermore, Solva organizes a festival each year called 'The Edge Festival Solva' held at the end of July or the beginning of August. The festival is focused on community-based projects, and the profits generated from the festival are directed towards these initiatives.




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