In Pembrokeshire, we always look for ways to lessen our impact on the stunning natural world surrounding us. Here are some ways to make your holiday to Pembrokeshire an environmentally conscious one.
Arrive by train
Let your holiday start from the minute you start your journey, skip the traffic jams and help the planet by taking the train. Bring a book, a game or simply take the time to have some quality conversations with your travel companions. Haverfordwest is the closest station to St Davids, with good bus links, making travelling easy peasy. Find times and book trains at Trainline.
Do some volunteering
Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks have volunteering opportunities to help conserve and manage the only coastal national park in the UK – Pembrokeshire! There are sessions on Fridays, where you can help to repair the coast path, lay hedgerows and more. Find out more here.
Use the Look Wild App
National Parks UK has developed an app, called Look Wild, that helps you identify flora and fauna when you’re out about, while also helping them to learn more about our national parks and to look after them better! It’s an environmental win-win, and definitely worth downloading. Find out more here.
Head to TYF
TYF Adventure hire plenty of equipment useful for your holiday, from cooler boxes and BBQs to wetsuits. Hiring rather than buying is much easier on the environment, and your wallet! They also sell preloved kit if you’re looking for a second-hand bargain. Even if you’re after something new, they stock sustainable clothing brands and often have a fantastic sale rail! It’s definitely worth a visit.
Hire an electric bike
Explore Pembrokeshire in style and lessen your carbon footprint by opting for an electric bike over the car! Again, TYF is your go-to to hire one!
Take part in a Beach Clean
Keeping our beaches clean is an important step towards plastic-free oceans! A little can go a long way, and so if you have an hour or even a few minutes free on your holiday you can help. There are even some litter pickers and bags available at some beaches so you don’t need to bring your own. Or, if you’d rather take part in an organised beach clean, head here to find out more.
Hop on a coastal bus
There are a few small, coastal buses that pootle around Pembrokeshire during the summer months that make it easy to explore new places or get a lift back from the end point of your walk. The Puffin Shuttle is on a particularly beautiful route, or the Celtic Coaster is a more local option.
Try a foraging course
Eating wild = eating sustainably! The more often we can responsibly source what we need from the hedgerows and beaches, the better, and there’s a growing movement of foragers in Pembrokeshire. One is Craig, who runs sessions during which you’ll learn how to forage along this abundant coastline.
Order from the PENINSULA PRODUCERS FOOD HUB
This is a wonderful scheme that allows small, local food and drink producers to sell online to the public. Order by midday on a Thursday and collect from St Davids Rugby Club on Saturday. There’s so much to choose from that it’s extra convenient while knowing that you’re supporting the smaller producers on the St Davids Peninsula.
Shop for locally produced products
Air miles aren’t just a consideration when it comes to food, but to the souvenirs and presents we take home with us. The Really Wild Emporium stocks lots of Pembrokeshire-made goodies, from soaps to syrups. Pop into their lovely shop on the High Street in St Davids.