Cowshed and National Trust launch Seashore Safari to help conserve Wales’ coastline
Cowshed and National Trust in Wales has launched a seashore safari in Stackpole to draw visitors from one of the best beaches in the world and help preserve the Pembrokeshire coastline.
This summer holidays, more than 40,000 people are expected to visit one of the best beaches in the world, Barafundle Bay. Only half that will visit neighbouring beach, Broad Haven South, just 2.6 miles away.
National Trust in Wales has created a Seashore Safari around this hidden gem of a beach, not just for families to discover the quieter spots on the Stackpole Estate, but to help ease the pressure on the coastline.
Swapping Barafundle for Broad Haven South will help conserve the coast by spreading the footfall, reducing the erosion of footpaths, minimising the disturbance to wildlife in the dunes and ensuring less litter is being washed out to sea – challenges that face National Trust’s shores and coastline across Wales.
Llanbedrog beach in Llŷn is clearing a trailer a week of rubbish and regular beach cleans are held across National Trust beaches, with tonnes of rubbish collected each year.
To launch Stackpole’s Seashore Safari, National Trust worked with local sand artist, Marc Treanor and primary, Penrhyn Church in Wales School to create a 30 metre castle out of footsteps to bring to life the castle markers along the trail and symbolise the footfall on Wales’ coast.
Rhian Sula, Visitor Experience Manager at National Trust Stackpole said: “We are proud to work on this part of Wales’ beautiful coastline. There is so much of the Stackpole Estate to explore and enjoy. We wanted to spread the love, so have created our Seashore Safari to show off the less popular areas and ensure it remains special for visitors to enjoy for years to come.”
For more information on Stackpole’s Seashore Safari and a list of beaches and coastal walks to enjoy with the family over the summer months, visit nationaltrust.org.uk/wales