Project blog: Reviving Pembrokeshire’s coastal slopes

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Pony grazing the St David's Peninsula landscape

Conservation jackpot

We've been lucky enough to receive £40,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to improve the condition of 50 hectares of important maritime grasslands and coastal heath habitats in North Pembrokeshire to benefit a range of wildlife.

Our project is focused on restoring coastal management and reintroducing conservation grazing to a number of sites along 60 miles of coastline that we care for in Pembrokeshire.

Go behind-the-scenes

Go behind-the-scenes with the North Pembrokeshire team and find out more about the work that we've been doing as part of the conservation project. Here you'll find regular updates from ranger James Roden.

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06 Apr 18

Reintroducing grazing to Porthlysgi

The first stage of the project is complete! Thanks to the People's Postcode Lottery (PPL) we have been able to return grazing to the coastal slopes at Porthlysgi on the Treginnis Peninsula. PPL funding has allowed us to install 700 metres of new fences in late March and we have since been able to turn our Welsh Mountain Ponies out onto the coastal heathland for the first time in seven years. These ponies will break up the blocks of gorse and scrub and encourage our heather and coastal flowers to spread.

New fences installed on the coast at Porthlysgi

24 Jan 18

Green light to revive coastal habitat

Fifty hectares of coastal habitat in Pembrokeshire will be revived for nature this year in a new conservation project by the National Trust. We've received £40,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to improve the condition of important maritime grasslands and coastal heath habitats in North Pembrokeshire to benefit a range of wildlife including chough.

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