From time to time quite extraordinary projects are undertaken by dedicated and committed volunteer groups. Ychydig flynyddoedd yn ôl Cyfeillion Sgogwm ac Ynys Sgomer,,en,ati i godi arian i ddechrau adnewyddu bwthyn ac adeiladau allanol Ronald Lockley ar Ynys Sgogwm,,en,FPCNP yn falch iawn o fod wedi bod yn gysylltiedig â'r prosiect hwn drwy wneud cyfraniad ariannol cymedrol,,en,a rhai o'n haelodau hefyd yn helpu gyda'r gwaith a wnaed a arweiniodd at adfer y Arsyllfa Sgogwm Bird in,,en,Roedd y tŷ pwmp ei adnewyddu gan staff y Parc Ffrindiau a Cenedlaethol yn ystod,,en, which was founded in 1981, set about raising funds to start the renovation of Ronald Lockley’s cottage and outbuildings on the Island of Skokholm. Lockley took out a long lease on this island in 1927 and started studying and recording migratory birds in 1928, establishing the first British Bird Observatory in 1933. The second world war saw the island used by the military but following this, research and ringing of birds only continued until 1976. The funds required to undertake the renovations to the derelict buildings were enormous, not to mention the extraordinary number of volunteer man hours also needed. FPCNP are delighted to have been associated with this project by making a modest financial contribution, and some of our members also helped with the work undertaken which culminated in the reinstatement of the Skokholm Bird Observatory in 2014.
Yn ystod y cyfnod Gorffennaf 2013 i fis Mehefin 2014, FPCNP was successful in bidding for a grant of £4,900 from the Hywel Dda Charitable Trust in order to help support the ‘Walkability’ project being administered by the National Park Authority.
Dechreuodd y prosiect ym 2011, ac yn darparu teithiau cerdded wedi'u teilwra ar gyfer pobl leol sydd â phroblemau iechyd neu anabledd, enabling them to explore the National Park and to gain health and social benefits from participation. Users include cardiac rehabilitation exercise referral patients, cleifion gofal dydd iechyd meddwl a chyn-gleifion, grwpiau gofal lliniarol ac anabl sy'n dibynnu ar sgwteri symudedd trydan, Mae timau lles teulu Fyddin’ cleientiaid, cymuned leol (cyffredinol), symudedd beiciau ar gyfer y rhai sydd ag anghenion corfforol a dysgu arbennig a disgyblion ag anghenion arbennig.
An Executive member of the Friends liaised with and served on the Walkability Co-ordinating Committee during the funded period (sydd bellach wedi dod i ben) and has been asked to continue to provide further input in the future. If you are interested in this project, cysylltwch â'n Cadeirydd,en, Steve Drinkwater, trwy ddefnyddio'r manylion ar ein Cysylltwch â Ni ffurflen.
This pump house, containing a very interesting and rare Tangye pump engine, is located close to St. Bride’s Church and owned by the National Park Authority. The pump house was renovated by the Friends and National Park staff during 2000-2001. The pump house is still maintained by the Friends and the Tangye engine has been restored to working order with demonstrations of the pump periodically organised in the summer by a member of the Friends.
You can find much more of the history and restoration on this external website, but please note that the opening times etc are no longer correct. Instead, for information on possible times of working demonstrations, contact Chris Taylor 01646 600225.