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Learn about the Naturally Connected pilot project

National Park Authority Biodiversity Officer Sarah Mellor looks back on the Naturally Connected pilot project, which worked with local businesses to explore opportunities to enhance biodiversity on their land. I’ve just finished the project report for our Naturally Connected pilot project, which we have been working on over the last year and a half thanks to funding from the Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund. Most of the National Park is in private ownership so in the Conservation Land Management Team we spend a lot of time working with landowners including farmers, smallholders and community groups to help them enhance their land for wildlife. The Naturally Connected project aimed to explore new opportunities for working with tourism businesses around the park...

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Biodiversity Blog
Published 19/06/2018

Spring wildflowers, puffins and ponies

Read Conservation Officer Julie Garlick's guide to the wonderful wildlife she’s spotted around the Pembrokeshire Coast in June. May and June are probably many people’s favourite months of the countryside calendar...

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National Park Nature Diary
Published 08/06/2018

Introducing the new Adders are Amazing project

Sam Langdon, Pembrokeshire Adder Co-ordinator for Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK (ARG UK), introduces us to their new project, Adders are Amazing! The Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park is home to one of our most enigmatic British animals: the adder...

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Guest Blogger
Published 22/05/2018

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

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