- Stargazing is one of West Wales’ most romantic activities!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages is supporting Cardigan foodbank this summer
- Check out our dog-friendly beaches map!
- West Wales Holiday Cottages present award at Carmarthenshire Tourism Association ceremony
- A walkers’ paradise: Delights along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path
Category Archives: Wildflowers and wildlife
It has been a chilly February so far but with Spring on the horizon, it has turned my thoughts to what we have to look forward to. Here is a collection of just some of the wildlife we can expect … Continue reading
Charting the fortune of Pembrokeshire’s beautiful wildlife, Springwatch at Easter at 9pm on BBC2 tonight promises an enthralling hour-long episode based on the world-famous plants and animals around our coast. The programme will be coming from Stackpole and will feature some of … Continue reading
Welsh Poppy Meconopsis Cambrica is the County flower of Merioneth (Merionnydd). The bushy plants of the Welsh poppy produce a thick clump of pretty, lacy foliage which is attractive in itself, even before the fragile, dancing flower heads begin to … Continue reading
During the year of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, a conservation charity, Plantlife International asked people of the UK to vote for a flower which they thought would best represent their county. Two years later, each of the old counties of … Continue reading
One of the most attractive features of West Wales is the network of lanes edged by high banks which support a wide variety of wild flowers. In recent years it has been a matter of policy on the part of … Continue reading
Dowrog Common is a large lowland heath 3km north east of St Davids with a wealth of wildflowers, birds and insects. It is traversed by a narrow lane (not many passing places so you need to be good at … Continue reading
The Oystercatcher is the wading bird which you’re most likely to see on our West Wales coast – particularly around the mouth of estuaries such as the Teifi, Tywi and Dyfi. The birds form huge flocks in winter and smaller … Continue reading
A visit to West Wales has special attractions at different times of year. Out of season – in the autumn, winter and spring – many of them are connected with nature. Out of season Wales Does it rain all the time? Does it blow … Continue reading
A distinctive feature of the West Wales countryside in May and June, the many field hedges planted with Laburnum (Laburnum anagyroides) are a joy to behold. The long yellow flower bunches are incredibly bright and the tree is often referred … Continue reading