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The big reveal, and other discoveries…

Treleddyd Fawr Cottage  The story so far… #5 by Sarah Green, Curator and Treledddyd Fawr Cottage project manager First glimpse of the cottage without its scaffolding – February 21st 2015 Builder Phil Yates and the team waved goodbye to the scaffolding at the end of February (with no great regrets ?) and then got on with … Continue reading

Getting Southwood Farm ready for the Christmas Fair

Over the past few weeks the countdown to Christmas has taken on a new meaning for the North Pembrokeshire team.  Our first ever Christmas fair opens on Saturday 13th December (10:30 am – 4:00 pm), with local stallholders using the farm sheds around the range.  We’ve had lots to do in bringing this together – not the … Continue reading

Bedding down for winter

The dry autumn has created ideal ground conditions to get onto the heaths around North Pembrokeshire and cut firebreaks and patches of overgrown heath.  This year we’re making use of the arisings – as bedding for the cattle at Southwood Farm. Without this work there’s an increased risk of wildfire sweeping across a wide area. The firebreaks slow … Continue reading

News from Southwood Farm, October 2014

News from Southwood Farm, the home farm for the National Trust in North Pembrokeshire From Andrew Tuddenham, Manager North Pembrokeshire At the start of the long hot summer we rebuilt a 12m section of hedgebank to wall off the range-end of the cattle yard. A team of National Trust Working Holiday volunteers lugged several tonnes of stones and shovelled … Continue reading

Built to last

Since May 2014 Pembrokeshire hedgebank expert Richard Wheeler has been working at Southwood Farm, carefully bringing into being a 125m length of stone faced traditional Pembrokeshire bank (cloddiau) in the field to the east of the farmhouse. This is the next stage of the SITA Trust funded hedgerow project, and, on a blazing hot day … Continue reading

The Southwood Estate Coast to Coast walk

  During the wet and wild winter of 2013-14 we opened the first stage of the footpath network at Southwood Farm – a 2.5 mile circular route between Maidenhall car park and Pinch Hill, Newgale. Here are the route details. You can also download the trail guide here.   The circular route is best walked in … Continue reading

Why we want rain at Southwood Farm

By Andrew Tuddenham, Manager North Pembrokeshire We issued this press release before Easter:    A £70,089 grant from SITA Trust has enabled the National Trust to undertake an ambitious project to restore lost hedgerows on some of the charity’s farmland between Newgale beach and Roch. Work is underway to construct 1.1km of Pembrokeshire hedgebanks at … Continue reading

News from Southwood Farm, February 2014

News from Southwood Farm, the home farm for the National Trust in North Pembrokeshire From Andrew Tuddenham, Manager North Pembrokeshire Hedgebank project Looking across from Roch towards Newgale and Solva coast recently you may have noticed a large excavator working in the fields around Southwood Farm.  We’ve been hard at work this winter getting an … Continue reading

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