The Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority has teamed up with Pembrokeshire County Council to deliver ‘Parkwise’ training to library and tourist information centre staff in the south of the county, helping visitors to make the most of a visit to the National Park, as well as locals who may not be aware of what’s on the doorstep.
National Park Authority Interpretation Officer Rebecca Evans said:
“With websites, apps and visitor magazines, there is plenty of information available to help plan a visit to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, but local Tourist Information Centres and libraries still help make a great day out even better.
“We recently delivered two very productive Parkwise training days to Pembrokeshire County Council staff where we looked at existing resources and also at new projects and developments going on in the National Park.
“Those attending had the opportunity to virtually walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail with the new Google Trekker facility, and browse more than 200 webwalks, including Access for All walks suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs which can be found at www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales/walking.
“We also looked at the eight new Dark Sky Discovery sites across the National Park to encourage stargazing and the ongoing Changing Coasts project which walkers may encounter at points along the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail.”
“The Park Authority hopes to build on this successful partnership training with PCC staff, who are in the unique position of passing on information about the area to visitors and locals alike.”
With 2017 designated as Wales’ Year of Legends, the National Park Authority is offering a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, as well as producing a series of new legendary storytelling videos which are available to view on the Authority’s website.
Alongside the Authority’s legendary visitor attractions of Carew Castle and Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, there are also a wealth of coastal and inland sites on the Cleddau and Preseli Hills to explore, which are home to fascinating stories and monuments.
To get wise about the Park, go online or pick up a copy of the National Park Authority’s visitor magazine, Coast to Coast, which can also be viewed online or via an app at www.pembrokeshirecoast.wales.