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Ponies grazing coastal slopes

29 January 2018

From Friday 26 January until late spring, if youíre 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 wonít take much notice, but please donít 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 624 800 or email

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