Local Groups

Local Groups get to go on Walks and Talks

Fascinating Opportunities to Learn on Local Groups Walks and Talks

Local groups enable the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales to reach out to a wide audience, they also give our local members another way to engage with the Trust by offering talks, walks and events.

To get more involved with wildlife why not get in touch with your Local Group?

Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group
North Ceredigion
Mid Pembrokeshire branch
Pembrokeshire Bird Group
South Ceredigion Wildlife Group
South Pembrokeshire
The Friends of Skokholm and Skomer to join the Friends please download The Friends of the Islands Application Form
Swansea Local Group

Contact Details for:- Bridgend
Email – Peter
Postal Address – Ty Tegeirianau, Derwen, Bridgend CF35 6HD
Telephone: 01656 662196
The Bridgend Group meets in the Parc Slip Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre on the first Monday of the month from September to April. In the summer months a series of walks, field trips and outings are organised.


Contact Details for:- Cardiff

Richard Cowie
Email – Richard
Postal Address – 32 West Rise, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 0RE

Indoor meetings are held once a month at Cardiff University from October to May, usually on a Thursday evening in the middle of the month.  From May to July there are only field meetings.Further details are available on our website http://www.wtswwcardiff.org.uk

Contact Details for:- Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group
Email – CBMWG
Postal Address – NA

The Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in New Quay, West Wales (UK) is a public information, education and research centre dedicated to raising awareness of the marine environment. The centre offers interpretive displays on a wide variety of marine wildlife with research focused on the bottlenose dolphins of Cardigan Bay, Wales. The centre is supported by the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Group, a marine interest group of the Wildlife Trust of South & West Wales.

Contact Details for:- Carmarthenshire
Valerie Arnall- contact details 01267 253485 candvarnall@cooptel.net

We hold about 20 meetings each year, mostly out in the Carmarthenshire countryside between March and October and then indoors, usually in Maes Elfryn Hall, Dynevor Avenue, Llandeilo in the winter. Full details in the Local Groups program.

Contact Details for:- North Ceredigion
Email – Dave /
Postal Address – Tai Canol, Dol-y-Bont, Borth, SY24 5LZ or 24 Heol Alun, Waunfawr, Aberystwyth, SY23 3BB
Telephone: Secretary, Dave Purdon on 01970 871012  or Chairman, Fiona Corke – telephone 01970 822078 for further details.

Contact Details for:- Mid Pembrokeshire branch

Contact details for: Mid Pembrokeshire Branch
John Steer (Programme Secretary)

Telephone: 01646 278966
Email: John

We meet at Cashfield Community Centre, Cashfield Way, Haverfordwest, SA612GF (off Crowhill) on 2nd Monday of the month from September to April. We also organise field meetings, walks and boat trips to see marine life such as dolphins and seabirds.

Contact Details for:- Pembrokeshire Bird Group
For further information on Bird Sightings and other items of interest please visit  Pembrokeshire Bird group

Contact Details for:- South Ceredigion Wildlife Group
Margaret Powell
Email – Margaret

Sept – April : Meet Catholic Church Hall, Cardigan  7.30pm, the first Wednesday of each month with topical speakers/slides. May – Sept : Summer outings/guided walks. We raise funds for our local Nature Reserves by charging £2 for entrance/raffle/refreshments at indoor talks. It is usually donations at outdoor events and we have a book stall, coffee mornings, town collections also.

Contact Details for:- South Pembrokeshire
For further details or if you would like to be added to our e-mailing list contact;
Secretary Alan Hare 01646 682970 alanhare22@yahoo.co.uk
Programme Secretary Christine Jones 01646 673912 chrissiejones58@gmail.com

Indoor meetings with guest speakers are held monthly from September to May/June on 3rd Tuesday. From September 2011 these will be held at Foundry House (21C Community Centre), on The Commons, Pembroke. During the summer we have a programme of walks. Meetings are open to all. Tea & coffee are available at the indoor meetings.

Contact Details for: – The Friends of Skokholm and Skomer

Irene Payne

Telephone – 01239 891 238
Email – Irene
Postal address – Trehaidd, Brynberian, Crymych, Pembrokeshire, SA41 3TR.


Members live not only in SW Wales, but all over the British Isles and beyond, drawn together by a love of island environments and a wish both to support and to find out more about our  island reserves of Skomer and Skokholm.   We raise money to give direct to the islands,  issue Islands News twice a year and hold an Annual Reunion in February each year,  near Cheltenham.  At this the wardens give illustrated reports,  visiting speakers lecture on current research or about other islands and you can meet and enthuse with like-minded people (and the food’s good, too!). To join the Friends please download The Friends of the Islands Application Form

We are currently engaged on a programme of work to repair and restore the very special buildings on Skokholm.

Contact Details for:-  Swansea Local Group
Email – Robert Davies
Phone number – 01656 724100

The Swansea group meets in the museum in the Wallace (Biosciences) building in Swansea University on the second Tuesday of the month from September to April for indoor meetings and there are field trips held throughout the year to WTSWW nature reserves, local wildlife sites and further abroad. Visit this page to see the upcoming events in the Swansea area. For more information contact Robert Davies. To join the mailing list, please click here. Donations welcome at the door.