Skomer Island voted Best Nature Reserve in BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards!

Skomer is managed by the Wildife Trust

Skomer is managed by the Wildife Trust

Skomer is an internationally important wildlife and heritage site

Puffins

Puffins

We are delighted to announce that our wonderful Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire has been awarded the Best Nature Reserve in the BBC Countryfile Magazine Awards!

These annual awards are now in their eighth year and recognises the very best of the British countryside. We are delighted that the beautiful Skomer Island has been recognised for the wildlife paradise that it is.

Skomer is an internationally important wildlife and heritage site located less than a mile off the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast. Well known for its Puffins, yet there is so much more to the bird paradise including Manx Shearwaters, Dolphins, Harbour Porpoises, Atlantic Grey Seal, Razorbills, Gannets, Fulmars and the unique Skomer Vole. The island is surrounded by some of the richest waters for wildlife off the British Isles from delightfully coloured sea slugs to magnificent cetaceans.

Spring is a particularly magical time on Skomer as the island is awash with a sea of Bluebells. Unfortunately due to the current Covid-19 outbreak, the island is closed to visitors. However, the Wildlife Trust staff are working hard to maintain the island ready for when the island can be reopened.

You can see regular updates from the island on the Skomer Island (https://twitter.com/skomer_island) and Trusts (https://twitter.com/WTSWW) social media pages.

This is an unprecedented time for many, with businesses and charities struggling to stay afloat during these difficult times. The Trust continues to work hard to maintain and manage over 110 nature reserves to ensure that wildlife and humans have a place to coexist.

We would appreciate your support to help us continue this vital work, you can donate here: https://www.welshwildlife.org/support-us/