Get closer to nature at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire

New bird hide at Freshwater West, Pembrokeshire
Published : 31 Oct 2015 Last update : 01 Nov 2015

Getting closer to nature at Freshwater West just got easier with the opening of our brand new bird hide… and it’s all thanks to you!

The bespoke timber roundhouse, which sits on the Castlemartin Corse wetland in Pembrokeshire, was funded by the National Trust’s Neptune coastline campaign, a people-powered initiative established 50 years ago to help preserve our special places by the sea.
 

Beyond the beach

Your kind contributions have enabled us to create a brilliant base for wildlife watching, with the bird hide neatly nestling into the landscape, and beautifully crafted with wood sourced from our own Stackpole Estate.
 
Accessible via our network of permissive paths, which opened earlier this year, the hide is free to use and a great opportunity to explore beyond the beach, and see the flora and fauna that call the area home. 
 

Coastal change

Our open day group saw (and heard) the likes of marsh harrier, grey heron and water rail during their visit. So why not bring along your binoculars and explore this special place for yourself?
 
The bird hide installation forms part of a wider project that we’re currently leading on at Freshwater West to improve access and conservation, as well as thinking ahead to coastal change.
 

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It costs £3000 a year to look after 1 mile of the Welsh coast.