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    Escape to the western edge of Wales and explore a dramatic coastal landscape. Discover the secrets of our wild places and create your own memories

    Heathland is what gives the Pembrokeshire coast its cloak of purple and gold in summer. Look for it on the Marloes Peninsula, St David's Head and the Strumble to Goodwick coast.


    Take a walk around St David's Head and Carn Llidi and you'll find the exposed seaward slopes covered in classic maritime heath, the yellow gorse and purple heather cropped short or sculpted into waves by the effects of salt spray and wind.

    Where the wind and salt are harshest, and the soils are thinnest, the heath blends into maritime grassland. Entirely at the mercy of natural processes - sun, wind and salt - this zone is one of the few remaining areas of Britain that's truly wild.