Wildlife in Pembrokeshire
Skokholm has been owned by The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales since 2006 and lies just south of Skomer. The island is roughly a mile in length and half a mile across at its widest point. It has deep bays and gullies exposing interesting underlying rock strata in a variety of red and purple hues.
Overnight accommodation for limited numbers is available for a short time each year (please view The Wildlife Trust website for more information and booking conditions).
Surrounding both Skomer and Skokholm is a marine nature reserve, one of only 3 in the UK.
What to see:
- Puffins (2,000 pairs)
- Manx Shearwaters (45,000 pairs)
- Storm Petrels
How to get there:
Landing is not permitted on the island apart from organised day trips (please view The Wildlife Trust website for more information), or for those booking accommodation, for which specially arranged boats are used. The best way to see Skokholm is on a wildlife safari from Dale or an evening boat cruise from Martin's Haven. These are especially good for viewing rafts of birds heading back to their chicks.
ID: 220 Revised: 2/9/2011