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Wildlife and Nature in Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is a well know haven for birds and seals, and there are plenty of opportunities to see them in their natural surroundings, either by foot or even by sea. If it's just beautiful countryside you want, then Pembrokeshire wont disappoint you with Britain's only Coastal National Park. It covers 620 square kilometres and is one of the UK's smallest National Parks and contains the biggest number of protected sites in Europe.

The best way to enjoy the Park is to walk the coastal path which runs for 299km which was opened in 1970. However, if that is not enough for you, there are another 725 km of internal paths to tackle.

There are several islands within the park, all named by the Viking invaders : Skomer, Skokholm, Grassholm, Ramsey and Caldey. Caldey island is famous for its Cistercian Monastry, still used to this day. The other island are more well known for their rich and varied birdlife, with Puffins, Choughs, Razorbills, Guillemots and Kittiwakes to name but a few of the regular visitors.

You can take an organised sea trip to view this wonder of nature, but you can still see many of these birds on the mainland in select spots.

Pembrokeshire's waters are also noted as a Site of Special Scientic Interest, due to the nutrient rich waters from the Atlantic. It is one of the few places in the UK where ceteceans, seals and birdlife can be found in large numbers, along with one of the UK's largest colony of Atlantic Grey Seals, and autumn is a good time to visit if you want to see their seal pups on the shores.

Some local organisers of boat trips

Dale Sea Safari Click here
Ramsey Island Voyages Click here
Thousand Island Expeditions Click here
Venture Jet Wildlife Expeditions  Click here
Mike Mayberry Kayaking  Click here

Other places of interest

Welsh Bird of Prey Centre Click here
West Wales Eco Centre Click here
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran Click here
Hilton Court Gardens Click here
Colby Woodland Gardens Click here
Bro Meigan Gardens  Click here
Bosherton Lakes/Stackpole Estate   Click here

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