Pembrokeshire Coast National Park
Photographing both the landscape and people within it really allows you to delve into the relationship that has formed between the two over the years and subsequently how that bond has moulded the landscape of Pembrokeshire. It is not always about the magnificent vista’s that exist within the park boundaries, but how ‘man’ has shaped and developed those over the years that make the National Park the treasure that it is.
It may be one of the smallest National Parks in the UK, but it packs a punch.
From the South at Amroth running through the lovely seaside towns of Saundersfoot and Tenby, to the wonderful sandy beaches and rocky Limestone outcrops arriving ultimately at the huge Milford Haven Waterway. On it’s Western edge, Solva is dominated by the vast St Brides Bay and running North along the coastline it picks up Dinas Head and swings inland to encompass the Preseli Hills, which rise above the landscape to a height of 536 metres.
The park, which encompasses Carew castle in the South, the beaches of Barafundle and Freshwater, to the islands of Skomer and Ramsey and the city of St.Davids. It then sweeps inland and rises into the Preselis dropping down past Carn Ingli and Pentre Ifan, heading east towards Newport, Dinas Head and Strumble and arriving ultimately at the beautiful beach of Poppit sands.
It’s my second home, my family lives in the park, so I have spent many happy days winding the coastal paths and kayaking in the sea. It’s a magical park.
Visit the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park official page here.