Here at Coastal Cottages, our coastline is understandably a huge part of who we are. Each and every one of our staff members have lived, breathed and grown up in Pembrokeshire and now we’re all working here to help share our passion for our county with those of you who maybe don’t live here, but love it just as much as those of us who do.
That’s why we’ve teamed up with local independent charity Friends of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (FPCNP). This organisation was founded in 1991 and works hard to look after our National Park. Through various projects and campaigns, they help to conserve and enhance the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
This year, the FPCNP have designed a fun-filled programme of events open to members, locals and visitors in an effort to share their love and enthusiasm for this beautiful part of the world. This programme includes guided walks, presentations and outings to various destinations across Pembrokeshire focussing on a range of topics and histories.
Below is a guideline of events we can expect throughout the year. You’ll notice details for some of the events in the latter part of the year are yet to be announced as dates and locations are still to be confirmed. Some events are also weather dependent, so keep an eye on our social media for updates throughout the year.
Weds 16th Jan Landshipping Mining Disaster (Evening Presentation) Learn all about the local Landshipping Mining Disaster from 7pm in Narberth.
Weds 20th Feb Last Invasion Walk / Malawi: Working in the Hospitals (Weather Dependent) If the weather holds up, you can join the Friends for a walk through Fishguard accompanied by a history of the Last Invasion. Alternatively, you can attend an evening presentation about life working in the hospitals of Malawi, Africa.
Weds 13th Mar Lighthouses of Pembrokeshire & West Wales (Evening Presentation) Take a fascinating look at the lighthouses off the local coast. Takes place in Haverfordwest.
Sat 6th Apr Pentre Ifan & Surrounds Walk Head to the hillsides of Northern Pembrokeshire and enjoy a guided walk to the historic burial chamber at Pentre Ifan.
Late Apr Visit to Milford Museum & Tour of Milford Gain an insight into the past of one of Pembrokeshire’s port-towns with a day out in Milford where you will be given a tour of the town plus pay a visit to the local Museum.
Early May Boat Trip to Ramsey/Grassholm Islands Along with guaranteed stunning coastal views, you will receive an Island Guided Walk hosted by the RSPB & Marine Special Areas of Conservation. A must-book for wildlife and island enthusiasts.
Mon 27th May St Brides Coastal Walk & Pumphouse Demonstration Explore the peaceful area of St Brides and take in a demonstration at the pumphouse.
Sun 9th June Manorbier Coastal Walk & Castle Visit Go hiking along the southern coast of Pembrokeshire at Manorbier and take a trip to the castle for a look back at the village’s history.
Sun 14th July Narberth Mountain Walk Narberth is known for its boutique shops, but why not join the Friends for a summer’s walk atop the mountains.
For each of the walks, we recommend you wear sturdy walking boots and bring along a picnic as you’ll likely be enjoying an alfresco lunch along the way! Some of the above may incur costs to cover entry fees, and the Manorbier/Narberth walks listed are dog friendly so please do let us know if you wish to bring along your furry friend.
To enquire about booking a place, call our Concierge Team on 01437 772755. Don’t forget, you can also book your very own private Guided Walk through our Concierge Team from just £35pp. Just let us know your ability, where you want to go or what interests you such as historic landmarks or wildlife, and we can create a walk to suit you.