May 26, 2017

Last Sunday morning Greg our energetic local mini bus driver dropped us off at Pen-maen-pool where we started our walkabout for the day. We hiked along the Mawddach estuary one of the most beautiful in the whole of Wales. We stopped for lunch on the shore, made a fire...

May 25, 2017

On our last day of our Wild Wales Walkabout today we wandered around the mountain villages of Llanberis and Betws y Coed. Before our delicious lunch at Ty Hwnt y Bont we visited the knitting Mills at Trefriw where they weave Welsh bedspreads with machinery that is powe...

May 24, 2017

Yesterday morning after breakfast in Dolgellau our mini bus driver transported us to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog up in the hill country of the Snowdonia National Park. After our tea break we took the Welsh Highland Railway to Portmeirion, the Italianate...

May 23, 2017

Off the beaten path near the small village of Llanfihangel-Y-Pennant here in a mid Wales vale, sits the dramatic fort of Castell-Y-Bere. Built by the great Welsh Warrior Llewelyn the Great in 1220 during the reign of Henry III. This impressive sturdy stone castle prote...

May 21, 2017

On our Wild Wales Walkabout yesterday we hiked around the Crogennan Lakes just a couple of miles west of the iconic mountain top of Cader Idris in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Sheep dotted the hillsides as Skylarks flew around us and a Red Kite flew over...

May 20, 2017

Our Wild Wales Walkabout started in Aberdaron this week and yesterday we visited Bardsey Island the burial ground of 20,000 saints. The island was possibly named after the Viking chieftain Barda, and Saint Cadfan built a monastery here in 516AD. This small island at th...

May 17, 2017

Yesterday after visiting the Welsh Senate overlooking the harbor here in Cardiff, South Wales many of us wandered around the Cardiff Central Food Market. A center for food excellence that was established in1890. A large impressive Victorian building with a large glass...

May 15, 2017

The Plantagenet House Restaurant where we ate last night in Tenby by the sea dating back to the 12th century. Excellent seafood, this is where Bill & Rosalynn Carter dined when they were over here visiting the home and birth place of Dylan Thomas a few years ago. When...

May 13, 2017

Last night we stayed at the Marine Hotel in the seacoast town of Aberystwyth on Cardigan Bay in Mid Wales. After breakfast we drove to Strata Florida a Cistercian Abbey built in 1160.


Our presenter here was David Austin a Professor of Archaeology and the director the S...

May 13, 2017

As we travel through Wales on our Wild Wales Tour we are joined by storytellers and musicians. We started our day yesterday at Portmeirion an Italianate village on the shores of the River Dwyryd in Porthmadog. We had lunch at the award winning restaurant Dylanwad in Do...

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