To help share the National Park’s ‘story’ as part of the 60th anniversary celebrations, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority commissioned a photographic gallery of 60 of its most iconic views.
The collection creates a legacy for future generations, providing visual records with historical and conservation references as well as sharing some of the Park’s most spectacular features.
Speaking of the commission, the Authority’s Chief Executive Tegryn Jones said: “The breathtaking views were selected, after much consultation, to cover the diverse range of Park landscapes including beaches, the Coast Path, woodlands, buildings, coastal towns and inland waterways.
“In these pictures, it’s easy to see the effect people have had on the Pembrokeshire landscape, from prehistoric times at Pentre Ifan to neat farm boundaries on headlands and iconic buildings in Tenby Harbour. People have shaped the habitats that are now conserved and managed by the Authority for their wildlife, geological and historical significance.”
Capturing an icon
Chris Warren, the project’s photographer, took the images in autumn 2012 and said: “The Park really is an incredible place to photograph. In autumn, the light sets off the drama of the coastline perfectly, yet some days were so calm and peaceful it could easily have been the height of summer.
“The commission took in a range of locations and while the coastline is the Park’s obvious superstar attraction, the woodlands, hills and waterway certainly don’t disappoint.
“Photographing the Park in its 60th year has been a dream commission and I’m proud to be part of a project recording this world class landscape for future generations.”