Image : Sir David Attenborough with Wildlife Trust staff on Skomer Island. Picture by : Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
Skomer Island, located off the coast of Wales, is home to thousands of Puffins, Manx Shearwaters and a diverse range of wildlife..
During his visit, Sir David had the opportunity to witness some of the island’s most spectacular wildlife, including puffins, manx shearwaters, storm petrels, guillemots, and razorbills. These species are known for their unique and striking appearances, as well as their important roles in the island’s ecosystem.
In a statement, Sir David expressed his admiration for the British Isles, saying: “In my long lifetime, I have travelled to almost every corner of our planet. I can assure you that in the British Isles, as well as astonishing scenery there are extraordinary animal dramas and wildlife spectacles to match anything I have seen on my global travels.”
Skomer Island, which is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, offers visitors the opportunity to experience the island’s wildlife firsthand. The one and only accommodation on the island is the Skomer Island Hostel, which provides a comfortable and affordable place to stay for those looking to explore the island’s natural wonders.
There is only one building on the island. It is the hostel, visitor centre and warden accommodation. The hostel provides both private and shared accommodations. The private rooms are bunk beds, while the shared accommodations are dormitory-style and can accommodate up to 5 people. All rooms are equipped with heating and hot water, and guests have access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.
In addition to the hostel, Skomer Island offers a range of activities for visitors, including guided wildlife tours, bird watching, and hiking around the island. The island’s stunning natural beauty and abundant wildlife make it a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the natural world.
In conclusion, Sir David Attenborough’s visit to Skomer Island highlights the incredible wildlife and natural beauty that can be found in the British Isles. For those looking to follow in David Attenborough’s footsteps and experience this unique and breathtaking destination, Skomer Island Hostel provides a comfortable and affordable base from which to explore all that the island has to offer.Find out more about Skomer Island Hostel