James Roden

Area ranger, North Pembrokeshire

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James Roden - Area ranger

Meet our new area ranger for North Pembrokeshire as he shares an insight into his role, work experience and seasonal highlights.

James Roden, our new area ranger

How long have you worked for the National Trust?

I’m joining the Pembrokeshire team from National Trust's Chirk Castle in North Wales where I worked for 2 years as ranger and before that as assistant ranger. Previously, I have had two stints working on Skomer Island as long-term volunteer warden with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

What does your new role as area ranger in Pembrokeshire involve?

As area ranger, I will be responsible for the northern patch of North Pembrokeshire, managing National Trust sites from Porth Clais to Gernos (near Cardigan).  Another key part of my role will be to help identify the best opportunities where we can do more for nature and help reverse declines in our native wildlife.

Porth Clais Harbour
Looking over Porth Clais Harbour from the cliffs above
Porth Clais Harbour

Do you have a favourite time of year in Pembrokeshire and what are your seasonal highlights?

My favourite season in Pembrokeshire is late spring and early summer, when the cliffs are brimming with life; from the vibrant colours of the coastal flowers, to the noisy and bustling colonies of seabirds. A walk on the coast at this time is an experience for all the senses!