Nature and environment

Pembrokeshire’s rich natural resources

walk near Ritec

Even when it’s dry, it’s wet over there.

The ‘public footpath’ sign tucked away by the side of the Greenhills Hotel in the village of St Florence points behind a high, solid fence and gives the impression that it might well lead nowhere. But when I peeked behind that fence, I found the start of a narrow muddy trail that looked enticingly as […]

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Tradewinds

Gardens for Good

Checking our passports were in order we ventured across the border to Carmarthenshire to see what gardens might lie in that vast green wilderness…..So near and yet so far from Pembrokeshire in appearance and, I suspect, lifestyle.  Pembrokeshire can hardly be called busy but if you really want to get away from it all Carmarthenshire […]

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St Davids OPen Gardens

St Davids Open Gardens

The 2nd St Davids Open Gardens Weekend will take place on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June with the proceeds going to the registered charity, Prostate Cymru and donations to three environmental groups in St Davids. If you have ever wondered what is on the other side of a wall or hedge, or tucked behind […]

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Benton Castle footpath

West Wales Walks : Benton Woods.

A woodland walk near the river. Take the turning for West Williamston Nursing Home between Hill and Mountain and Burton and there are a few wider parts of the lane where you can park. At the farm and castle entrance parking is discouraged due to farm vehicles needing access and further down the verges are […]

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above Martins Haven

West Wales Walks – Martins Haven and Deer Park.

Marloes Peninsula and boats to the islands. If you are seeking a walk that takes in dramatic scenery and abundant wildlife then take yourself to the stunning peninsula of Marloes and Martins Haven. There are several short walks so you could do all  or fit one or two around making a boat trip to the […]

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PenyholtFarm

New project to capture memories to mark 80 years of the Castlemartin Range.

A new project plans to recognise the 80th anniversary of the creation of the Castlemartin Range by capturing stories from the people that experienced this important chapter in the area’s past. The military took over the area known as Castlemartin Range in 1939, prior to which it had been tenanted farmland on the extensive Cawdor […]

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accessibility with NT

Accessibility improvements at Stackpole as team launch mobility vehicle hire.

  An all-terrain mobility tramper and beach wheelchair are now available for visitors to borrow on the Stackpole Estate in Pembrokeshire as part of the National Trust’s work to improve accessibility in the great outdoors. The vehicles, which are free to use, were purchased with the help of visitors’ kind donations to enable more people […]

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Little Milford woods

West Wales Walks: Little Milford.

Woodland with a history. Hidden between the main road from Haverfordwest and the Cleddau are some wonderful woodlands, donated to the National Trust in 1975 by Mr Harcourt Roberts. 56 acres  of mixed deciduous and conifer woods with tempting glimpses of the Western Cleddau make a little-known and easy-going place to stroll. Accessed by one […]

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scotsborough

Pulling Together in Tenby & Moylegrove Gardens

So many people have been inspired by their parents or grandparents to become gardeners.  Memories of happy times in previous family gardens often influence, sometimes subliminally, how we make our own gardens and even give us a feeling of continuing the family traditions.  I, for instance, couldn’t not grow sweet peas and runner beans every […]

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Naked gardening day

Naked Gardening Day Is Here Again.

Oh dear, if you are easily offended , look the other way now, lock up your daughters, and your sons, and stay away from the garden centre. Yes it’s THAT day again, May the 4th already and this year 2019 it’s the fourteenth annual “World Naked Gardening Day.” Of course, if you easily connect with […]

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