The Pembrokeshire Poetry Box Trail aspires to inspire individuals to craft their heartfelt tributes to the natural world.

Scattered across the expanse of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, these poetry boxes encourage people to rediscover their connection with nature and translate their experiences to be shared with passers-by.

Drawing its motivation from the Geiriau Diflanedig – The Lost Words exhibition, currently showcased at the Oriel y Parc Gallery and Visitor Centre in St Davids, this trail represents one of several initiatives the National Park Authority orchestrated. Its purpose is to instil in people a momentary communion with the splendid outdoors of the Pembrokeshire Coast.

Rachel Perkins, the Manager of Oriel y Parc, expressed, “Both our Pathways volunteers and the team here have taken great care to make and decorate the nine poetry boxes with some wonderful designs to catch the eye of those who are enjoying time out in the National Park.

“People are invited to open the box, take out the notepad, read what others have written and write down a few lines about the moments they’ve had connecting with nature.

“They then pop it back in the box so the next person can enjoy their literary creations, whether it’s an acrostic spell song like you see in The Lost Words or just a few lines describing what you’ve seen or heard.”

Discover these poetry boxes stationed at Castell Henllys, Sychpant, Strumble Head, Oriel y Parc, St Davids Airfield, Haroldston Chins, St Brides, Carew Castle, and Skrinkle Haven.