Pembrokeshire

In Pembrokeshire we have 14 nature reserves including the significant reserve at Teifi Marshes. Nathan Walton the Wildlife Trust Officer manages these with the assistance of volunteers from the area. 

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

Nathan Walton Wildlife Trust Officer for Pembrokeshire

The suite of WTSWW’s nature reserves in Pembrokeshire includes some strikingly different kinds of woodland, and we’ve achieved some great successes in each.

Future work. Nathan has already been successful at securing funding for Pengelli and West Williamston through Better Woodlands for Wales, but these do not pay full costs, and further funds are sought to help us realise our aspirations for these sites.

In Pengelli, areas of trees have been identified for groupfell, to promote both structural diversity and create naturally regenerating glades. This is the start of a wider dream to fulfil a lengthy rotation within the woods, identifying areas to manage and areas to leave alone, providing assisted and natural management of the woodland.

Tracks and pathways are to be resurfaced where needed and new tracks constructed to aid extraction of felled timber.

In West Williamston, thinning of the ash and sycamore will provide greater habitat variety and allow more light to penetrate through to the woodland floor encouraging species such as common twayblade.

  • Private Party at The Glasshouse Cafe party-1.jpg The Glasshouse Cafe will be closed all day on Saturday 15th October for a private birthday party celebration.The rest of The Visitors Centre & The Reserve will be open as normal. We will be serving hot & cold beverages on the lower ground floor with a small selection of cakes on offer too. The Glasshouse Cafe will ...
  • Boat Trips with Pembrokeshire Bird & Mid Pembrokeshire Groups jflionsmane16%200571%20pp%20cwdctLyndon Lomax is a member of one of the Local Groups and organises regular boat trips for people to experience our local marine wildlife. All the proceeds raised from Lyndon’s boat trips go towards the vital conservation work done by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. Here’s what Lyndon had to say about how ...
  • Skomer Island Volunteer Researches the Unique Skomer Vole skomer-mike-alexanderSee what Skomer Island volunteers are up to on the island… I am Alice, one of this years long term volunteers, I have been on Skomer since mid-July and have really enjoyed myself so far. I have just finished my degree in conservation at Aberystwyth. I love the challenges that come with living on an island, ...
  • Grounded Manx Shearwaters Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus, a bird flies low over the surface of the ocean, Isles of Scilly, JulyThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is asking residents of Wales to look out for one of our most special seabirds, at a time of year when they are very vulnerable to bad weather events. The Wildlife Trusts’ seabird islands of Skomer and Skokholm, two internationally important nature reserves off the Pembrokeshire coast, are ...
  • We’ve Got a Nature Reserve For You Screen Shot 2016-06-06 at 11.20.39For the waterfall seekers For the birders and twitchers For the reptile ramblers For the tree huggers and flower sniffers For the photo snappers For the get up and goers For #WildlifeAdventurers everywhere … #FindYourEpic with us! The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is delighted to launch the 1st of 4 promotional videos funded by the Visit Wales P4G programme. ...
  • WTSWW’s First Promotional Videos Fox - BecksThanks to a grant from Visit Wales, June 2016 will see the launch of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales’ very first promotional videos. Throughout the month we will be launching four different ‘promo’ videos on the following: WTSWW’s Nature Reserves (showing footage from Parc Slip, Welsh Wildlife Centre, Melin Cwrt Falls and Taf ...
  • Skomer Island Receives Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor Bluebells South StreamThe Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is proud to announce that Skomer Island has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over ...
  • Osprey drops in on Westfield Pill Osprey at Westfield Pill by Wayne DaviesVisitor Wayne Davies had a lovely surprise when he visited our Westfield Pill Nature Reserve in mid-April and luckily he had his camera on him to capture the moment! An osprey chose that moment to drop in and grab a meal from the lagoon in full view of Wayne as you can see from his ...
  • Co-operative Funding Reedbed spread controlPembroke Upper Mill Pond nature reserve benefits from Co-op funding In 2015 The Co-operative’s Food businesses donated their 5p bag levy to support wildlife projects across Wales. The six Wildlife Trusts in Wales are using these funds to save our most endangered wildlife and wild places for future generations to enjoy. We have been fortunate to receive ...
  • Children’s Birthday Parties at The Welsh Wildlife Centre. 12745985_1046961612016447_3579887682645610838_n.jpgWhy not make your child’s next birthday party a wild one with us at The Welsh Wildlife Centre ? Our Harlow room is a large and flexible space fully furnished and ready for you to decorate as you wish, we have even thought of you busy Mums & Dads as there is ample tea & coffee ...
  • Skokholm Seabird Report 2015 Razorbill.jpgSkokholm is home to an exciting diversity of flora, fauna and spectacular scenery. Set in a Marine Nature Reserve this island is part of a wildlife spectacle. Surrounded by reefs and rich seas the island supports an incredible diversity of wildlife, including thousands of puffins and Manx shearwaters, a large population of storm petrels, plus ...
  • The Welsh Wildlife Centre open New Years Day 2016 Welsh Wildlife CentreBlow away the cobwebs on New Years day 2016 with a visit to The Teifi Marshes nature reserve. Head Chef Gareth will be serving all day breakfasts in The Glasshouse Cafe to temp you out of the house and back into the great out doors. The best bit, our very own free range eggs will be ...