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Take your boots for a walk in the wild! Escape to the Nature Trail and immerse yourself in the wonder of the forest where you can explore miles of bike and walking trails that will take you through ancient woodland and habitats filled with unique and diverse wildlife.
Each season brings something new and with guides and hints along the way. With each visit, you’ll learn something new about the woodland and the animals and plants that live there.
Walking and cycling trails
Bluestone has 230 acres of woodland and landscaped area to explore during your break.
To help you see it all you can enjoy a range of different walks and cycle routes as well as pathways that take you off the resort and into Pembrokeshire’s National Park.
There are lots to see along the way and maybe even a few hidden surprises you weren't expecting to find in the forest.
Did you know?
The woodland at Bluestone includes a wide range of tree species native to Pembrokeshire including Oak, Ash Birch, Rowan, Sweet Chestnut, Willow, Alder, Field Maple, Crab Apple, Elder, and Wild Cherry.
Try to spot them all during your break!
Running through the Steep Ravine, pass Camp Smokey and down into the ancient woodland, Penglyn Brook is another busy place for animals.
As well as a host of other species, the wet woodland is connected to known otter habitat. We have managed to spot them on our secretly placed videos at various places around the resort.
And, we even have an Otter Holt on Penglyn Brook built with the help of the National Park volunteer ranger team.
Meet Your Elders
When you’re walking through the Nature Trail many guests stop to enjoy the woodland, but do you know how old the trees actually are?
The quick answer is - much older than you! In terms of habitat 60% of Bluestone’s woodland is regarded as a plantation on an ancient woodland site, with a further 18% considered ancient semi-natural woodland.
That means a large proportion of the woodland you enjoy today has existed - at least - continuously since before 1600 and probably long before this.
We Love Our Forest
Ancient Woodland covers just 2% of the UK and it’s essential that we protect what we have left – as once it’s lost we cannot replace it.
It's no surprise then that, as well as being very proud of our woodland, we also want to protect and nurture it too. You can help us with this during your break by respecting the woodland and, if you're exploring, making sure you leave it looking as beautiful as it was when you arrived.
You might not realise it, but once the sun goes down and you’re asleep, the Nature Trails become a hub of activity as the nocturnal creatures come out to play.
There are five badger sets around the park and to make sure they’re staying safe; we observe their well-being with camera traps. They capture some magical moments!