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There is a wildlife walk around Bosherston Lakes at Stackpole Quay on April 4, 2018. This two-hour early morning walk begins at 7 AM.
Known for its renowned beaches and breath-taking coastlines, Stackpole Quay is one of the most visited places in Pembrokeshire. These beaches cater to anyone, be it couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking for kid-friendly destinations. There’s also a place for watersports aficionados! Surfers, in particular, can head to Freshwater West for an exhilarating surfing experience. Other popular water activities at Stackpole include kayaking and coasteering.
Aside from its picture-perfect coastlines, Stackpole is also famous for its landscaped parkland which includes Bosherston Lakes. Created in the 18th century, Bosherston Lakes is nestled in a wooded valley that’s part of the Stackpole Estate. This lake system is composed of three interconnected lakes. Water from the lakes come from a spring. Bosherston Lakes was primarily built to serve as the key feature of Stackpole Estate’s landscape. The Campbells of Cawdor, the family who built the estate, succeeded in doing so because until today, the lakes remain to be a major attraction.
Every summer, the lakes are carpeted with waterlilies, thereby earning them the name Lily Ponds. The spectacular floral display draws crowds, especially during June. Many people also visit the lakes for wildlife watching. A part of Stackpole’s National Nature Reserve, Bosherston Lakes is teeming with wildlife all year round. Otters are some of the resident animals found in this Special Area of Conservation. In addition to fish, Bosherston Lakes also showcases a variety of birds like gadwall, heron, kingfisher and grebe. Meanwhile, the surrounding woodlands house the biggest greater horseshoe bat colony in Wales.
To learn more about Bosherston Lakes and its diverse flora and fauna, join the wildlife walk and talk. Aside from the April 4 schedule, there are other four dates for the activity – May 2, June 6, July 4 and August 1. Ticket price is £8.00, inclusive of hot drink and breakfast roll. Booking is essential to join the walk so make sure to call their office.
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