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Enjoy a Coast Path walk among spring wildflowers

After the long winter, spring is now in full swing at last and the weather is slowly improving, which means we can look forward to seeing the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail lined with a carpet of colourful wildflowers in full bloom. While walking most sections of the Coast Path in the next month or two, you are likely to come across flowers such as: sea campion; pink campion; bluebells; cowslip, English stonecrop; gorse and ferns. Thrift alongside the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail. Whether you’re walking between Newport and Poppit Sands or around St David's Head, the rugged coastline has never looked better, and now is the perfect time to head outdoors for a walk along the coast to view and take in this floral spectacle that the Coast Path is famous for. The months of May and June provide the largest number and most varied selection of flowering plants, many of which only thrive in a coastal habitat...

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Walk of the Month
Published 04/05/2018


Spring wildlife to spot in April

Conservation Officer Julie Garlick provides a summary of the spring wildlife she’s spotted around the Pembrokeshire Coast in April. One of the things I love about being out and about for my work is the chance to see what nature is up to throughout the National Park and seeing how it changes through the year. Swallow © John Bridges.​ It feels like we’ve been waiting for spring for ages this year...

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National Park Nature Diary
Published 26/04/2018


Help protect our cliff-nesting birds

Lynne Houlston, National Park Authority Ranger for the MOD Castlemartin Range explains how you can help protect our cliff-nesting birds as you enjoy the Pembrokeshire Coast. Spring has sprung – supposedly, and the birds are starting to prepare for nesting...

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National Park Ranger Blog
Published 23/03/2018


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


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