Visitors to Milford Waterfront can now enjoy 3 new heritage walking trails thanks to a collaborative project between Milford Youth Matters and Milford Haven School with support from the Port of Milford Haven and funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The project saw Milford Youth Matters working with the pupils from Milford Haven School to develop walking trails that tell the stories of Milford Haven’s history.
Learners at Milford Haven School were given a brief to create stories based on Milford Haven’s sense of place themes: Historic Haven, Energy Kingdom and Water Ways. They then researched and wrote stories about Milford Haven and designed colourful artwork to accompany them. From over 60 entries in total, 12 entries were further developed and are featured at Milford Waterfront and online.
Visitors to Milford Waterfront will be able to follow the 3 walking trails at Milford Waterfront by scanning QR codes which are located on bilingual signs on lampposts around the Marina. This will take them to the website where they can read the full story.
Dayle Gibby, Milford Youth Matters Co-ordinator commented: “This was a great project to work on with Milford Haven School and The Port of Milford Haven. The young people were all really enthusiastic about creating images and writing about our town’s history, and I am really pleased to see it being incorporated into walking trails around the area. Thank you to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for funding this project.”
Lucy Wonnacott, Milford Waterfront Marketing Manager added: “We are really excited to have supported Milford Youth Matters to develop these walking trails for the local community and visitors. The pupils from Milford Haven School have done a fantastic job and I’ve enjoyed all of the stories. Milford Haven has such a rich history and we love bringing the sense of place which is uniquely Milford Haven to life at Milford Waterfront. A big thank you to Milford Haven School and Milford Youth Matters for creating these walking trails and stories.”
As well as the new heritage walking trails created as part of this project, Milford Haven offers a huge range of walking routes, for all abilities. With everything from views of the historic Milford Haven Waterway from The Rath, to strolls around Milford Waterfront to look at the boats in Milford Marina, heritage walking trails, and access to woodland walks, beaches, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and cycle friendly routes.
Milford Haven has a range of fantastic walks for all abilities. Enjoy panoramic views over the historic Milford Haven Waterway, admire the boats in Milford Marina, get back to nature on our woodland walks or even join on to the famous Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Explore Milford Haven on foot and you won't be disappointed!