The site lies within a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area and candidate Special Area of Conservation. It qualifies as a Special Protection Area because of the amount of breeding chough pairs and peregrine it supports. The cliffs also provide nest sites for several thousand Guillemots, several hundred Razorbill and Kittiwake.
Some of the best examples of coastal cliff forms in Britain occur between the Wash and St. Govan’s Head. Weak points in the rock have produced features such as the Green Bridge of Wales, Elegug Stacks and Huntsman’s Leap.
The Stacks are crowded with nesting Guillemots and Razorbills from March onwards and can easily be viewed from the cliff top and seen in rafts on the sea.
Ref: Stack Rocks
Location: Stack Rocks, Pembrokshire
Photographer: Martin Skidmore