The Pembrokeshire Coast & The Wales Coast Path
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The Wales Coast Path in Pembrokeshire extends for some 186 miles, from St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south. Challenging in places, more accessible in others, the Pembrokeshire section takes in some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in the British Isles. Towering sea cliffs and wave-scoured beaches, spectacular headlands, promontory forts and offshore islands, seabirds, seals and dolphins; every turn of the track brings the shock of the unexpected. Pembrokeshire is a place for all seasons. In summer the coast can swelter under Mediterranean heat. In winter (and not just in winter!) incoming frontal systems are heralded on the sea's horizon, making for crashing storms, brooding skies and flaring sunsets. The images on this page give a flavour of the spectrum. A more comprehensive series, following line-of-march and intended for itinerary planning, can be found on the Barrie Foster & Associates web site. The order of the images on this page is dictated more by aspect ratios than geography!
Dream Island: Skokholm Mist. The cusp of spring brings unique frontal systems to Pembrokeshire peninsulas. This capture of Skokholm Island was from the Wales Coast Path on the Marloes Peninsula. Skokholm was immortalised in 'Dream Island' by the naturalist Ronald Lockley, who lived here between 1927 and 1940. Lockley instigated research into Manx shearwaters, stormy petrels and Atlantic puffins. He set up the first British bird observatory in 1933, which sparked the British Bird Observatory movement. His writings and field work helped with the foundation of a number of conservationist groups and he was heavily involved in creating the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. His ashes were scattered off Skokholm in 2000. Click on the image for purchase options.