A fine legacy at Whiteford Burrows

Wildlife watching at Whiteford Burrows just got more comfortable with the opening of a new observation hide. The area, at the far end of Gower’s north coast, is widely recognised for its ecological diversity and varied birdlife.

The beautiful new bird hide at Whiteford Burrows © National Trust

The beautiful new bird hide at Whiteford Burrows
© National Trust

The old bird hide, provided in memory of Sir William Wilkinson by friends, was located at Berges Island since 2000. It withstood all the elements threw at it, in an exposed site. However time took its toll and timbers started to rot.

The new bird hide has been made possible by a legacy from SC John, who wanted the money to go towards work on Gower. Inside the hide are beautiful illustrated panels of the birds you likely to see in the area, thanks to an additional donation by the Abertawe Centre.

It was a week’s work for Andy Roberts to build the hide – a man who obviously takes a great pride in his work. The new hide is bigger with more windows and has a ramp for easier access. It also boasts a turf roof.

We’d like to thank all who contributed to this project and we hope the hide will be enjoyed for many years to come.

The Gower has so much to offer – click here for more information.

 

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