The county of Pembrokeshire is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom and one of three national parks in Wales, the others being Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons national parks. Over the years Pembrokeshire’s beaches have been awarded 41 Blue Flag Awards. In the north of the county are the Preseli Hills (Mynydd Preseli), a wide stretch of high moorland with many prehistoric monuments and the source of the bluestones used in the construction of the inner circle of Stonehenge in England. Image moving these huge stones some 200 miles in ancient times. The coastal area is famous for its wildlife, Ramsey Island a bird sanctuary, and a basking area for several breeds of whales and porpoises. It also boasts the smallest city – St David’s where the patron saint is derived. This is the location of our cycling holidays in wales.
Hooked on Walking’s Wales walking holidays will lead you through Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. You’ll have the opportunity to see porpoises, dolphins and small whales cresting through the surface of the ocean.
Birdwatching is also a popular pastime in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. The islands and sea cliffs in this part of the country host enormous populations of sea birds. You may also see colonies seals at the base of some of these cliffs. You’ll be glad you brought your binoculars with you on this trip.
You’ll also have the chance to enjoy extra outings and excursions while walking in Wales. And some of these excursions involve even more wildlife watching. For example, when you walk around St David’s Peninsula for views of the bird sanctuary on Ramsey Island, you can also continue on to the docks for an inflatable speed boat ride to actually visit the island. Your knowledgeable guide for this excursion will tell you all about the birds, seals and sea lions that make their home here.