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Monument of the Month: Gors Fawr stone circle

Join Community Archaeologist Delun Gibby for a tour of the National Park’s many marvellous monuments...

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Monument of the Month
Published 14/11/2017


Explore the coast and countryside around Ceibwr

Ceibwr Bay near Moylgrove offers the choice of two circular walks which start and finish at the parking area in the valley at Ceibwr. The 3.8 mile Ceibwr/Moylgrove walk takes you from the car park south west along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail to reach the famous Witches Cauldron. ​The route then heads inland via woodland paths and minor roads back towards the village of Moylgrove before returning to Ceibwr through Cwm Trewyddel woodland. The famous Witches Cauldron (Welsh: Pwll y Wrach). The 4.3 mile Ceibwr/Pwllgranant walk heads north from the car park along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail taking in stunning views of the rugged North Pembrokeshire Coast before reaching Pwllgranant...

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Walk of the Month
Published 09/11/2017


Legendary trees of the National Park

Question: What do silkworms, evil spirits and Napoleonic boats have in common? ​Answer: They all feature in fascinating stories about historic trees in the National Park. From the most unassuming shrub-like sapling to the most impressively girthed giant, every tree tells a story...

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Biodiversity Blog
Published 01/11/2017


Ranger Dan has created a wild garden for a school

Our National Park Rangers are renowned for their love of the outdoors and they’re always keen to share their enthusiasm with local schools to encourage them to improve their grounds to benefit nature and the community...

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National Park Ranger Blog
Published 26/10/2017


Lonely Planet's Top 10 Instagram hotspots in Wales

Wales is blessed with the best of both worlds: areas of breathtaking natural beauty mixed with cities and towns packed with Welsh charm...

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Guest Blogger
Published 24/10/2017


Education Ranger Tom Bean on the 'River Trip'

Hear the story of the ever popular National Park River Trip... The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority offers a wide range of education opportunities, helping school pupils learn about and engage with the natural and built heritage and culture across the National Park. Almost every day of the year, Rangers and National Park Centre staff are adapting their stories and resources to engage and focus pupils of all ages, abilities and for changes in the curriculum. One of the oldest stories is fondly referred to in the National Park Authority’s Discovery Team as the River Trip. Following the Afon Syfynwy from source to mouth, the compelling tale threads through the landscape both shaping the hills and valleys, as well as responding to the atmosphere, habitat and human land-use. Meeting a school group at the top of Bwlch Gwynt is a reminder that that water is all around us in Pembrokeshire...

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National Park Ranger Blog
Published 25/09/2017


National Park Wardens are bale-ing out pollinators

South Warden Manager Tim Jones explains how his team’s conservation work improves biodiversity for pollinators and how you could also benefit… There are eight Wardens (including me) covering the south of the National Park, which stretches from the Angle Peninsula to Amroth and also includes the land around the Daugleddau Estuary. The aim of most of our conservation work is to remove nutrients from sites, which results in less biomass but more biodiversity, with the end result being a more traditional hay meadow...

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National Park Warden Blog
Published 17/08/2017


Ranger welcomes reprieve for roadside wildflowers

North West Area Ranger Ian Meopham heralds the latest approach to hedge cutting. You may have noticed that Pembrokeshire’s roadside banks have changed, they are blousier, bouncier; more ‘full beard’ than ‘clean shaven’. They hum, buzz and flutter, and when the wind blows they wave, bend, undulate and ripple. Wildflowers on the roadside. In late May and June when the wildflowers such as foxgloves, cow parsley, campion, hawk bit and scabious, to name but a few, are in full bloom, they put on a display to rival that of the most obsessive gardener. So, what’s going on? What’s changed? I think it’s well-known and understood that our wildlife has had a hard time over the last 40 years, retreating often to the margins of productive land, but our roadside verges, banks and hedges are bucking the trend as a result of a change in management policy which seems to have no losers. Up until two years ago the banks would have been cut with tractor mounted flails twice a year, in early and late summer...

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National Park Ranger Blog
Published 07/08/2017


A week of guided walks for Ranger Carol Owen

North Area Ranger Carol Owen has been busy leading guided walks for schools during the recent spell of good weather, helping 80 children learn more about the National Park in just one week! As the summer term comes to an end a number of schools are taking the opportunity to give their pupils some different experiences, with the emphasis being on enjoyment. Hakin Juniors travelled up from the south of the county with 44 year six pupils to walk the length of the Preseli Hills...

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National Park Ranger Blog
Published 21/07/2017


Working on the night shift - Bats at Ty Canol NNR

Guest blog by Paul Culyer, Senior Reserves Manager for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) in Pembrokeshire. Most of us have some experience of seeing bats, even those of us who live in cities can see them flying at dusk. Although there are 17 species of bats breeding in the UK, some of these are rarely recorded in Wales. Tŷ Canol National Nature Reserve (NNR) is owned by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority and is managed in partnership with Natural Resources Wales. These protected mammals play an important role in the Welsh environment...

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Guest Blogger
Published 21/11/2016


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