Nature and environment

Pembrokeshire’s rich natural resources

diving gannets by Andrew Bailey

A Happy Diver.

Patrick Beaumont began diving 44 years ago in Dorset while living in Hampshire. “ I couldn’t  swim,” he told me, “ so when friends were swimming I was sitting , missing out. I got some flippers ( what divers call fins) ,then the snorkel and face mask and I joined a club.”  How hard could […]

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View from the top

Foel Cwmcerwyn.

by Nigel Summerley You might think that Pembrokeshire’s highest point would be a struggle to get up to. But the drama of the prize – to be able to see across the whole county – is not reflected in the overall gentility of the ascent. Foel Cwmcerwyn is a 536-metre (1,759ft) peak. But the starting […]

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dyffrynt fernant - statue

Dyffryn Fernant Gardens.

by Nigel Summerley Passionate gardeners sometimes forget that a garden should be a place to sit and relax. But at Dyffryn Fernant there is ample evidence that this vital fact has been remembered. Not only are there countless benches and chairs tucked into seductive spaces at every turn, but the centrepiece of the garden is […]

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carn ingli - summit

A Walk in Wet Rain.

My host at the Seaview Hotel in Fishguard explained that there are two types of rain in Pembrokeshire: the dry rain (which only wets your clothes) and the wet rain (which penetrates your clothes and wets you). With rain forecast for the coming day, she said she hoped that I would encounter only the dry […]

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Make more Meadows with the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust

The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Trust is looking for help from the public to create more habitats for pollinators. The aim is to raise £10,000 to help protect and restore the existing meadows in the National Park, and to work with landowners to create new ones. During the last 75 years the UK has lost […]

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Porthyrhaw walker

Coastal Erosion

Mae nifer anhygoel o gaerau arfordirol cynhanesyddol wedi’u gwasgaru ar hyd a gerllaw Llwybr Arfordir Sir Benfro ym Mharc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro, ac mae un ym Mhorth y Rhaw ger Solfach yn cael llawer o sylw. Mae’r prosiect Arfordir ar Daith gan Awdurdod y Parc Cenedlaethol yn cofnodi newidiadau arfordirol mewn 16 o safleoedd ffotograffiaeth […]

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Through the Woods to the Waterfall: a walk to Aberfforest

This is an enchanting walk, full of interest and adventure, but it does require a degree of agility and wouldn’t suit anyone with mobility problems. The path is uneven, steep in places and can be muddy. Allow at least two hours there and back, depending on how much time you want to spend at the […]

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the evening closed with a spectacular sunset

Shearwater Week on Skomer Island.

PART 2 – A GLIMPSE OF ISLAND LIFE VIEW FROM THE PUBLIC HIDE TOWARDS THE FARM ACCOMMODATION Welcome to Part 2 of my account of a recent stay that I enjoyed on Skomer Island. I was assisting with the annual Shearwater Week, an opportunity for the general public to stay on the island for a […]

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common dolphins on a previous trip

Dolphins – up close and personal.

WITH FFION OF FALCON BOATS AND MSC STUDENT, BEA ON A DOLPHIN SURVEY TRIP I was delighted to receive a suggestion last summer from Suzanne Ashworth of Pembrokeshire Online that I go to St Davids to meet and interview a 25 year old Spanish M.Sc. student, Beatriz Tintore, who was going out with ‘Falcon Boats’ […]

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Pembrokeshire Trust celebrates at Strumble Head lighthouse

Ymddiriedolaeth Penfro yn dathlu yng ngoleudy Pen-caer Cafodd Ymddiriedolaeth Parc Cenedlaethol Arfordir Penfro ei lansio yng ngoleudy Pen-caer yn ddiweddar. Daeth mwy nag ugain o westeion ac ymddiriedolwyr i Ben-caer a chawsom daith ar hyd yr arfordir gyda Pharcmon Awdurdod y Parc Cenedlaethol, Ian Meopham a thaith dywys o amgylch y goleudy hanesyddol. Dywedodd Cadeirydd […]

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