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Winter walking in the National Park

In a change to the usual Walk of the Month feature, Public Rights of Way Officer, Meurig Nicholas offers some advice on walking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail and inland rights of way network in winter...

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Walk of the Month
Published 31/01/2018


Ponies grazing alongside Pembrokeshire Coast Path

From Friday 26 January until late spring, if you’re walking the section of Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail between Newport and Ceibwr, you might come across a group of eight Welsh mountain ponies grazing the coastal slope next to the Path. Many habitats require grazing in order to be in good condition for wildlife, such as the rare chough and wildflowers, but the decline of traditional grazing has led to many habitats becoming overgrown with gorse, bracken and bramble. Ponies are grazing coastal slopes alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail between Newport and Ceibwr. If we find a change in circumstances on the site, such as the site or Path becoming wet or poached, or that the ponies have grazed the area sooner than expected, then they will be removed earlier than planned. While walking through or near the ponies please keep to the Path, close all gates after you and please keep your dog on a lead...

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National Trail Officer Blog
Published 29/01/2018


Happy St Dwynwen's Day!

People celebrate St Dwynwen’s Day in honour of the Welsh patron saint of lovers on 25 January each year. St Dwynwen was a princess who fell for the wrong man and used the three wishes granted to her to ensure the object of her affections was set free, that she should never marry and that the wishes of all lovers would be met...

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National Park Blogger
Published 25/01/2018


Pembrokeshire Coast shortlisted for award

The Pembrokeshire Coast has been shortlisted for the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards 2018 in the Holiday Destination of the Year category. Judge Miranda Krestovnikoff said: “Wildlife, wildlife, wildlife...

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National Park Blogger
Published 19/01/2018


Monument of the Month: Fishguard Fort

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

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Monument of the Month
Published 10/01/2018


Enjoy a festive walk on the rugged Angle Peninsula

Enjoy a festive walk on the rugged Angle Peninsula and discover its sites of historical interest. The Angle Peninsula is a comparatively remote and unique landscape on the Pembrokeshire Coast as it sits at the mouth of the Milford Haven Waterway...

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Walk of the Month
Published 22/12/2017


Discover our BIG5 National Park Challenge!

Head outdoors this winter and share your favourite places and moments using the hashtag #PembsBig5 1...

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National Park Blogger
Published 08/12/2017


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


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