PUFFINS, PONIES & CLIFF JUMPING
The Welsh county of Pembrokeshire, projecting into the channel between the UK and Ireland, is a natural haven. With the coastline included in its 14 national reserves, the creature spotting opportunities here are manifold. Whether puffins or ponies, whales or foxes—and an internationally significant Manx shearwater breeding colony—something remarkable is sure to catch your eye.
Better to also be doing something remarkable amid all of this remarkable nature. During a week-long customized adventure, your guides can take you climbing over the rugged sea cliffs and abseiling into a sunken slate mine, paragliding over the gently breaking waves, or kite-surfing on isolated sandy beaches.
Or, to ratchet up the adrenaline, try cliff jumping from zero to 35ft into the Blue Lagoon, made famous by the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series.
Slow things down by fishing for mackerel afterward in the rich seas. There’s also the opportunity to travel to a medieval monastery and meet monks; stargaze in one of the UK’s dark sky zones before treading softly into the nighttime woodland searching for owls, bats, and badgers.
PRIVATE YACHT & ST. DAVID’S
With its secret beaches, concealed coves, and intriguing islets, Pembrokeshire is ideal for a yachting expedition. Set sail, and see the Welsh coastline in all its raw glory.
Arriving in picturesque St. Davids, you’ll be met by a local artist who will uncover the array of medieval iconography in the UK’s most bijou city. Afterward, in the artists’ studios, you’ll undertake to fashion your own stained-glass plaque that’ll be delivered to your home as a memento of this magical break.