Bluestone Blog

Welcome to the Bluestone Blog! Here you can read about who we are and what we do, as well as everything new and exciting that is happening in our area and much, much more. We’re open all year round, whatever the weather, so there’s always something fun and exciting going on at Bluestone – and we’re sure to be behind the scenes blogging about it! 

Stream at Treehouse in Village

Bluestones Holy Well and Folklore of Pembrokeshire Springs

By Terry John

Near the east end of the ruined church at Bluestone, where the slope drops sharply away to form a large u-shaped depression, a spring of water bubbles out of the ground. From there, the water runs down through the culvert that passes the walls of the Tafarn and then into the Bluestone lake before hurrying on to join the brook flowing alongside the Nature Trail in Penglyn Woods. The stream, now much enlarged, continues on a downhill course until it meets the Eastern Cleddau near Blackpool Mill. Read More


Historical Traditions Of May Day In Wales

By Kathryn Slade

When we talk of May Day celebrations, we tend to think of children dancing around a maypole, ribbons clutched in their hands, or of Morris Dancers, bells jingling, performing on village greens. In many communities there will be village fetes, where the beer flows freely and trestle tables sag under the weight of sandwiches and cakes. Read More

Family Walking By Lake

Benefits of Walking Highlighted By National Walking Month

By Kathryn Slade

To celebrate National Walking Month we are giving away a Fitbit Charge activity tracker. With 500 acres to explore Bluestone is a great place to go trekking around and walking is great for you in general! It is simple and free and one of the best ways to get healthier whilst enjoying the outdoors. Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. Read More

Puffin In Wildflowers

Puffins of Skomer and Skokholm Island

By Kathryn Slade

Pembrokeshire has just gained around 8,000 new residents! Each year Puffins arrive to make Skomer and Skokholm Islands their homes for spring and summer. These beautiful birds with brightly coloured bills make up part of the largest colony of puffins in Southern Britain. Read More

St Govans Chapel

St Govans Chapel History

Tucked away in a cleft in the rocks on the south coast of Pembrokeshire near the village of Bosherston is one of Wales’ most magical buildings. It is a tiny chapel dating from perhaps the 13th century, though it may stand on the foundations of something much older. It marks the site where St Govan, a 6th century hermit, chose to live a religious life, with only the sea birds for company. Read More

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