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Get the champagne ready…

Treleddyd Fawr Cottage  The story so far… #7 by Sarah Green, Curator and Treledddyd Fawr Cottage project manager After some debate about the final colour scheme with Martin the exterior of the cottage now has its final layer of colour – and is looking very good in its Ty Mawr Clean Yellow. The interior and … Continue reading

Our first open day

Treleddyd Fawr Cottage  The story so far… #6 by Sarah Green, Curator and Treledddyd Fawr Cottage project manager We held our first public Open Day on Saturday April 18th – luckily a most beautiful sunny spring day. This was very well organised by staff from Mathry Basecamp and from the St Davids shop, who arranged … Continue reading

Wind, rain and floods, but the roof is back on at Treleddyd Fawr cottage

The story so far… #4 by Sarah Green, Curator and project manager The site is about to shut down for the Christmas break, but before that we invited our neighbours into the site caravan to eat mincepies, say hello and to thank them for their patience during the sometimes disruptive building works in the midst of their small … 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

And we’re off – work begins at the St David’s cottage

The story so far… #3 We are delighted that Phil Yates building contractors have won the contract to carry out the restoration of the cottage , writes Sarah Green, Curator and project manager. All the documents were signed and witnessed appropriately in Buildings Supervisor Martin Davies’s van on 16th September. Before they could start on … Continue reading

Getting to grips with our little St Davids Cottage

The story so far… #2 Since the first blog post we’ve made a lot of progress, writes Sarah Green, Curator and project manager. At the end of June the planning application for ‘ Restoration for holiday let, demolition of roofless block work lean-to, addition of roof lights at rear, change of roofing materials on rear … Continue reading

The last of its kind?

One of the last unaltered examples of a classic Pembrokeshire cottage has been left to us by the late Mr Glyn Griffiths with the wish that it is restored and its character is preserved. Close to the coast near St David’s, the Grade II listed cottage is a small ‘two up two down’ traditional lime-washed … Continue reading

Drones over Pembrokeshire

Unmanned aerial drones have a bad reputation, but in the right hands and with careful oversight the technology can be used to gain new and stunning insights into our surroundings.  We want people to be inspired by the special places in our care, and so the Trust have commissioned a Denbigh company, Vizworx to undertake some aerial filming around the Welsh coast … Continue reading

Spring spectacular – a walk around the Treginnis Peninsula

By full time volunteer Rangers Charys Russel-Smith, John Andrews and Bethan John. In the glorious Pembrokeshire sunshine last week we joined the annual spring flower walk around the Treginnis Peninsula. This four mile route, led by Ranger North Pembrokeshire Nicky Middleton-Jones, takes in some of Wales’ oldest rocks and has some great views of Ramsey … Continue reading

My Favourite Place – Carn Llidi, St David’s Head

Nicky Middleton-Jones, Ranger North Pembrokeshire and her favourite Pembrokeshire place. Carn Llidi has to be my favourite place to walk. From the very first time I visited many years ago while on holiday, I knew it held many secrets that I’ve since come to know.The walk up the mountain (as my six year old son would … Continue reading

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