Visiting Bosherston Lily Ponds

By Kristina Gore Bosherston Lily Ponds

Item #1 of my summer bucket list – complete!

(In case you missed my first blog, we might be in need of a quick introduction).  Hi! I’m Kristina, a new addition to the Bluestone Team and someone who has recently relocated to Pembrokeshire from Greater Manchester.

This summer, I’m on a mission to make the most out of all that Pembrokeshire has to offer. In my last blog, to ensure that no activity is missed, I created a bucket list of everything that I’d like to try during my first full summer in Pembrokeshire. A week later and it’s time to give you an update on my progress!

Last Sunday I was able to check-off the first item from my summer bucket list with an afternoon well spent at Bosherston Lily Ponds. After hearing so much hype, I was admittedly a little concerned that they wouldn’t live up to expectations but it’s safe to say that they completely exceeded them!

As I began to walk along the winding paths, it didn’t take long for me to realise there was something genuinely magical about the Bosherston Lily Ponds. The atmosphere felt completely serene as the scent of wild garlic filled the air and the only sounds to be heard were those of birds singing, the gentle rustling of leaves and the occasional murmur of voices from fellow-walkers in the distance.

My first glimpse of the lily ponds came when I noticed a ray of light creeping through a gap in the trees ahead.  I made my way towards it and discovered a delightfully rustic bridge that scaled the length of the pond.

Bosherston Lily Pond Bridge
From the bridge, I was able to stop amidst the glistening water, absorb the tranquillity of the environment and admire the lilies from close proximity.

Bosherston Lily Ponds
The trail provided countless opportunities to pause and admire the breathtaking views from alternative perspectives. After finding a particularly beautiful setting, I decided to take a few minutes to sit and eat my sandwiches whilst gazing down at the clear, still water.

As my journey continued, I began to feel like I was on a real adventure! The wider trails gave way to smaller, more discreet paths and it was easy to feel as though I was discovering them for the first time. Often the smaller paths would lead to lovely surprises like hidden seating areas.

Bosherston Lily Pond Bench
At one point one of the paths suddenly started to gather sand and before I knew it, I’d emerged from the woods, on to the most beautiful beach!

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On the way back, I was lucky enough to meet some of the ponds’ resident wildlife. I saw many a vibrantly coloured dragon fly and also crossed paths with a large family of toads!

All in all, my first trip to Bosherston Lily Ponds was a resounding success. I’d describe it as less of an afternoon walk and more of an exciting adventure that I would recommend to anyone. If every activity on my bucket list turns out so brilliantly, I’m in for one phenomenal summer in Pembrokeshire!

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