Ponies grazing coastal slopes between Newport and Ceibwr

29th January 2018

From Friday 26 January until late spring, if you’re walking the section of Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail between Newport and Ceibwr, you might come across a group of eight Welsh mountain ponies grazing the coastal slope next to the Path.

Many habitats require grazing in order to be in good condition for wildlife, such as the rare chough and wildflowers, but the decline of traditional grazing has led to many habitats becoming overgrown with gorse, bracken and bramble.

If we find a change in circumstances on the site, such as the site or Path becoming wet or poached, or that the ponies have grazed the area sooner than expected, then they will be removed earlier than planned.

While walking through or near the ponies please keep to the Path, close all gates after you and please keep your dog on a lead. The ponies are well used to walkers passing by, therefore they generally won’t take much notice, but please don’t approach them unnecessarily.

If you require any further information or come across any issues while walking this section of Coast Path, then please contact us on 01646 624800 or info@pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk.

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Ponies grazing coastal slopes in North Pembrokeshire