Do the #LittleThings to protect Pembrokeshire's legendary landscape

Welsh Mountain Ponies with ranger in background

Do the little things to make a big difference by supporting our campaign to secure the future of our Welsh Mountain Ponies, conservation grazing and most popular walk in Pembrokeshire.

Our Welsh Mountain Ponies are key to conservation grazing in North Pembrokeshire, but we need your help to secure their future! With your support, we can increase the herd to help safeguard special places like the St David's Peninsula for ever, for everyone.

Follow in the footsteps of St David

Every year, tens of thousands of visitors walk the St David’s Head Coastal Walk. Set within the boundaries of St David’s original monastery, the six-kilometre route with amazing vistas is one Wales’ patron saint may have once walked.

Currently 28 Welsh Mountain Ponies graze across 15 different locations in North Pembrokeshire, but we need your help to increase the herd by 7 to support conservation grazing and secure a stronger future for heathland and habitat in the area. 

Why are Welsh Mountain Ponies important?

Welsh Mountain Ponies play an integral part in the preservation of the stunning walk and landscape through grazing the heathland. The heathland is a vital habitat for a wealth of species including ground-nesting birds, small mammals, lizards, insects and seabirds, as well as plants like cuckoo flowers, sea campions and dog violets. 

Without regular grazing by the ponies, the heathland would start to degrade putting these species at risk. The ponies are vital to creating a richer, healthier heathland and supporting the area’s other wildlife.

Do the #LittleThings to make a big difference
Rangers holding Welsh cakes on St David's Peninsula

How you can help

Harnessing the spirit of St David, #LittleThings can make a big difference and with your support we can reach the £2,000 fundraising target.

You can support the campaign via mobile - please text PONY to 70123 to donate £3.

Donate

Text PONY to 70123 to donate £3 to help secure the future of our Welsh Mountain Ponies. Your support helps us safeguard special places like the St David's Peninsula for ever, for everyone. Thank you!

This is a charity donation service. Texts cost £3 plus standard network rate. The National Trust will not process your mobile number or use it to contact you again in future. To find out how your donation supports our work, please email giving@nationaltrust.org.uk. If you wish to discuss this mobile payment call 0203 282 7863. A Registered charity in England and Wales (no: 205846).