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Around the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Walks and Wildlife

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Porthgain - One Village, Three Industries

Friday 29 March, 10am-1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Meet on the village green in Porthgain for this 4-mile circular walk which visits Abereiddi and the famous Blue Lagoon and old slate quarries. We return along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path with its wonderful views and learn about the impressive gravel hoppers in Porthgain, which dominate this pretty little harbour. Meet at Porthgain Harbour Car Park, SA62 5BN (SM 814 325) View on Google Maps Tickets non-refundable. Sorry no dogs allowed. 

£6.00

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Nevern – Castles and Pilgrims

Friday 5 April, 10am-1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL. SOLD OUT
Meet at Llwyngwair Mansion Hotel View on Google Maps (SA420LX/SN072395) a mile or so east from Newport, for this 3-mile circular walk along the Afon Nyfer to Nevern, before returning. We follow the course of this beautiful river valley along an ancient pilgrims’ path and visit an ancient castle and a fascinating church with some amazing features, including an old yew tree that bleeds continuously. Tickets non-refundable. Sorry no dogs on this walk

£6.00

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Three Quays Walk

Friday 19 April, Saturday 4 May, Sunday 2 June 10am-5pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
A whole day’s walk of about 7 miles connecting Cresswell, Lawrenny and Landshipping Quays. Meet at the public toilets at Cresswell Quay (SN051067) View on Google Maps with a packed lunch and suitable clothing, especially boots. Learn how the quays were developed as a result of the local coal industry and discover the terrible and wonderful secrets of the Cleddau Inland Waterway. We visit old military sites, shipyards, ubiquitous castles, the oldest house in Pembrokeshire and the scene of a tragic mining disaster. All this plus beautiful views. Tickets non-refundable. No dogs allowed. Children 7+

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Castlemartin Range – Brownslade Circuit Walking Tour

Sunday 21 April, Monday 6 May, Sunday 9 June, 9:30am-4:30pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Discover the hidden gems of the restricted Ministry of Defence Range. Explore this unique place with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide. .
On this walk you’ll get an opportunity to pass through the rarely visited internal areas of the Range and discover its wildlife, current military uses, history from the Iron Age onwards and how it’s been affected by the development of agriculture. Full day on foot. Meet at Castlemartin Merrion Camp (SA71 5EB) View on Google MapsOver 18s only. Sorry no dogs allowed. Tickets non refundable. There are no toilets available on the Castlemartin Range.

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Brilliant Bats in St Davids

Saturday 27 April, 8pm-10.00pm, Friday 10 May 8:30pm-10:30pm, Saturday 25 May 8:45pm-10:45pm  BOOKING ESSENTIAL.

As darkness falls, find out what is emerging from the nooks and crannies around St Davids Cathedral. Join our local Ranger for a family-friendly stroll to discover more about these elusive nocturnal creatures. Tune in on our echolocation detectors, and find out what all the chatter is about. This is an approximately 1 mile route along lanes, and it can be a little muddy underfoot. Meet at Oriel Y Parc Visitor Centre. Tickets non-refundable. No dogs allowed. 

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Castlemartin Range Minibus Tour

Sunday 28 April (Sold Out), Sunday 21 July 9:30am-4:30pm  BOOKING ESSENTIAL
This full day tour by minibus, with optional short walks, reveals the many faces of this special area, including Range West which is not normally accessible to the public. We will visit historic Farms, Iron Age Forts, enjoy the magnificent coastal scenery, and learn how the landscape has been formed, and has been altered by humans over the millennia, including the military uses of the area. Our experienced leaders will share their knowledge of the secrets hidden within the Range and the many stories of events which have shaped this area, and the people who have lived here. Please bring packed lunch and suitable clothing, including sturdy shoes. Meet at Merrion Camp (SA71 5EB)  View on Google Maps 
Over 18s only. Sorry no dogs allowed. Tickets non refundable. There are no toilets available on the Castlemartin Range.

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Introduction to Bumblebees of Pembrokeshire Coast

Saturday 11 May, 11am - 1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Join Ranger Chris to explore the burrows looking for Bumblebees. This is a great time of year to spot the Queens, which is a good starting point when learning bumblebee identification. Meet in the Freshwater East Beach car park SA71 5LJ (charges may apply).

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St David's Head Walk

Friday 24 May, Friday 5 July 10am–1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Enjoy wonderful views around St. David's Head where people have settled, fought and buried their dead for thousands of years.  See round hut remains, defensive walls and burial sites and hear stories of various visitors from Vikings and Romans to the modern holidaymaker.  Learn about the rediscovery of St. Patrick’s Chapel during its recent excavations. A short circular walk of about 2.5 miles. Meet at Whitesands Car Park Google Map; car park charges may apply. Tickets non-refundable. Sorry no dogs 

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Castlemartin Range – Stack Rocks – Brownslade – Coastal Route Walking Tour

 Monday 27 May, Sunday 16 June, Sunday 14 July, Sunday 4 August  9.30am-4.30pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Discover the hidden gems of this restricted Ministry of Defence Range. Explore this unique place with an experienced and knowledgeable local guide. Over 18s only, limited facilities on site. Full day on foot.
On this walk you’ll experience the dramatic coastline dotted with spectacular coastal formations. Learn about the fascinating history of the Range and explore its wildlife, archaeology and geology. Meet at Castlemartin Merrion Camp (SA71 5EB/SR939969). View on Google Maps Over 18s only. Sorry no dogs allowed. Tickets non refundable. There are no toilets available on the Castlemartin Range

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Preseli Hills Short Walks: Wac Cymraeg Carningli Circular

Dydd Iau 30 Mai (Thursday 30 May) 1pm-3:30pm. RHAID ARCHEBU LLE.
Dyma daith gylch 4 milltir sy’n archwilio tirwedd hudolus Carningli, gydag adfeilion cylchoedd cytiau o wareiddiadau angof a fu yma ers talwm. Ar ddiwrnod clir, mae bryn creigiog Carningli, sef un o’r bryniau mwyaf trawiadol yn y Preseli, yn cynnig golygfeydd godidog ar draws y dirwedd hynafol a garw hon. Cwrdd ym Medd Morris (SN036360).Gweld ar Google Maps

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Solva: Smugglers and Pirates

Friday 19 July, 10am-1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Enjoy the wonderful views of this delightful little harbour and learn about its development over the centuries. We will walk through fields towards Nine Wells and return along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path to see old military sites and Iron Age forts, and to hear stories about pirates, smugglers and shipwrecks. This walk is just over 3.5 miles. Meet at the little bridge that crosses the river at Solva Harbour Car Park (charges may apply) SA62 6UT See on Google Maps. Tickets non-refundable. Sorry no dogs on this walk.

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Preseli Hills Walks: Craig Talfynydd

Wednesday 24 July, Tuesday 13 August, 1pm-3pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL
Join the local Ranger for a short walk to explore the captivating and dramatic landscape of the Preseli Hills. Visit some of the historic sites and hear about the legends associated with these monuments and people who lived there. You will also learn about the spectacular wildlife and habitat of the Preseli’s whilst enjoying the stunning views of this magical landscape.
On this walk you will be taken to the heart of the Preseli Hills, starting with a gradual climb around the flank of Craig Talfynydd to Bedd Arthur, with its wonderful views towards Carn Meini. At Carn Bica the view to the west opens out, before we return via the Liberator crash site to Dan Garn. Meet at Dan Garn (SN127308) See on Google Maps Tickets non-refundable. No dogs allowed. 

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Preseli Hills Walks: Carningli Circular

Tuesday 30 July, Friday 23 August, 1pm-3:30pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Explore the breath-taking landscape of the Preseli Hills with our Rangers. Be it the historic sites, legends, archaeology or spectacular wildlife and habitat of the Preseli’s on these short walks you’ll experience the best this magnificent landscape has to offer. On this 4-mile circular walk you will explore the magical landscape of Carningli dotted about with the remains of hut circles from forgotten civilisations that once settled here. One of the most striking hills in the Preseli’s, on a clear day the rocky hilltop of Carningli offers magnificent views across this ancient and rugged landscape. Meet at Bedd Morris (SN036360) See on Google Maps. Tickets non-refundable.  No dogs allowed.           

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Preseli Hills Walks: Foel Drygarn

Friday 9 August, Tuesday 27 August, 10am-1pm. BOOKING ESSENTIAL.
Join the local Ranger for a short walk to explore the captivating and dramatic landscape of the Preseli Hills. Visit some of the historic sites and hear about the legends associated with these monuments and people who lived there. You will also learn about the spectacular wildlife and habitat of the Preseli’s whilst enjoying the stunning views of this magical landscape. This walk leads to one of the best archaeological sites in the Park. Foel Drygarn contains both Bronze Age burial cairns and the remains of an Iron Age fort. Combine this with fantastic views and this truly is one of the best short walks in the north. Tickets non-refundable.
Meet at Croesfihangel (SN165332). See on Google Maps. Sorry no dogs allowed.