Author: Suzanne Ashworth

Suzanne is now enjoying realising her long-held ambition to work as a Community Photojournalist and to celebrate her passion for the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire. Usually accompanied by her Pembrokeshire border collie, Cwtch.

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Coastal path wildflowers.

Pembrokeshire’s coastal landscape The rocks along the coast rise in an almost unbroken series from the 1.5m year old pre-cambrian base up to the coal measures dating from 300m years ago. Erosion has worn away more recent deposits.These were then massively distorted by two huge mountain-building distrubances and fragmented some sections exposing rocks such as […]

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Outdoors at the National Botanical Garden of Wales.

Near Carmarthen, at Llanarthne, the National Botanical Garden of Wales was developed on the site of an estate once owned by the Middleton family. The Middleton Estate is in the Tywi valley and was first created in 1600s by seafaring adventurers and founders of the East India Company. In 1740 Sir William Paxton bought the […]

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Thrift on the beach cliffs

Shoreline wild plants of Pembrokeshire.

With the most spectacular variation in the coastal edges in Pembrokeshire, there is a unique combination of wild plants and flowers along the extreme edges of the shores. Saltmarsh flowers Saltmarshes are formed as a flat or muddy area sheltered behind a bank of shingle or sand or else along the lowest reaches of streams […]

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Haverfordwest Priory.

In the care of CADW. Have you ever taken some time to stop and explore the ruins of the priory on the banks of the Western Cleddau in our county town of Haverfordwest? This is well worth a visit and there are lovely riverside walks if you have time to explore further along the banks. […]

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Science and Learning at the Botanical Garden.

The mission of the Botanical Garden of Wales is to “inspire, educate and conserve” and it undertakes to do this by informing visitors as they explore and enjoy the surroundings, but also be providing courses, trails and special events. There is a large well-staffed science centre and much of what you can see is part […]

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Roch, Pembrokeshire

West Wales Walks – Roch and its surrounds.

Roch is a great place to start walking from… A couple of people had commented on my previous blog about village life in Roch and would like to show others just how beautiful the surrounding area is – if you just drive through you will easily miss the walks in every direction. You can meander […]

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great glasshouse

Isn’t nature wonderful!

A tour of the great Glasshouse of the National Botanical Garden of Wales. The quote above is from one of the Volunteer Guide’s Derek Caldwell, one of a dedicated team of amateur gardener guides at the world’s largest single-span glasshouse. Every Tuesday since it opened in May 2000, Derek has shown visitors around and entertained […]

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Beaches of Pembrokeshire: Saundersfoot.

Another South Pembrokeshire gem! Situated between Tenby and Amroth, Saundersfoot Beach is a broad sandy beach that sits in front of the village and is busy with places to eat , galleries and gift shops. There is more than enough parking even on a busy summer day and choice for refreshments and other facilities. As […]

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primrose

Pembrokeshire Hedgerows.

Wildflowers along the margins. Originally used to mark ownership boundaries, or to enclose stock,  a traditional hedgerow consists of rough hedges of wild shrubs and occasional trees, usually bordering a road or field edge. Some can be traced back thousands of years and have given character to our landscape throughout the centuries. Here in Pembrokeshire, […]

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Little Milford woods

West Wales Walks : Hook and Western Cleddau.

Riverside woodlands. Part of the Cleddau Trail, there are numerous woodland and shoreline paths to explore in the Hook area. This village, on the banks of the Western Cleddau, was once a vital industrial port, exporting coal, timber and grain from piers along the muddy shore. The anthracite mined in this area was so highly […]

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