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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

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

Landmark Agreement for Future of Welsh Adrenalin Sport

Coasteering © Crown copyright (2011) Visit Wales A NEW agreement that allows the country’s fastest growing adventure sport to continue to attract visitors to Wales without diminishing the special qualities of the nation’s most iconic coastal sites, is to be introduced. The Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group’s Coasteering Concordat will help to ensure that the sport is enjoyed … 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

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

Adapting to a changing coast at Abereiddi

By Nicky Middleton-Jones, Ranger North Pembrokeshire   This past winter’s combination of storm force winds, extreme high tides and floodwater coming downstream has had a major impact on our Pembrokeshire coastline.  We own around 20% of the land at Abereiddi above the mean high water mark north of the stream, including the remains of the … 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

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