Monday, 26 April 2010

The Ospreys have landed! Snowdonia

Since 2004 a pair of ospreys have been visiting RSPB Glaslyn. They returned once more on the 22nd March 2010 and a new egg was spotted on 8th April with two more expected.
The ospreys can be observed via a nest cam in the visitors centre or from the hide in which there are 4 powerful telescopes and 7 pairs of binioculars. Picnic tables are available. Why not take along a packed lunch and enjoy this very special spectacle.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Blaenavon Ironworks

The discovery of local limestone, iron ore and other beneficial factors such as a plentiful supply of water transformed Merthyr Tydfil in the 18th C from a quiet little village into the 'iron capital of Wales'
Visit the fascinating industrial museum on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to see how life changed for the local people and how the whole world benefited from the thriving industry.
Angelo & Cathy

Brecon Mountain Railway

The Brecon Mountain Railway can be found 3 miles north of Merthyr Tydfil. Leave your car in the car park. Browse the shop, enjoy a coffee, make use of the toilet facilities, buy your ticket (and one for your gog at £2.50) and take a nostalgic train ride.

The steam train runs alongside local reservoirs and into the Brecon Beacons National Park with its beautiful mountain, lake and forest scenery. It stops at Pontsticill where you can get out and enjoy the scenery. Linger a while if you want then get a later train back. There are excellent walks and the Red Cow Inn in the village serves real ales and good value pub grub.
Cathy & Angelo

Monday, 5 April 2010

Taf Fechan Reservoir, Brecon Beacons

The gathering ground for the reservoir extends from the highest point in the
Brecon Beacons, Pen y Fan 2907ft above sea level, in a southerly direction to the reservoir embankment.

Pentwyn the first reservoir was built in 1858 and later combined with Taf Fechan being completed in 1927.

Take a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway to visit this picturesque setting. If you feel fit you could walk back. Pet dogs are allowed on the train (£2.50 each).
Cathy & Angelo

The Red Cow Inn in Pontsticill village serves real ales and good value pub grub. This friendly venue is popular with locals, walkers, fishermen and sailors.

Cathy & Angelo

Llantony Abbey & 12th C Bar, Monmouthshire

Llanthony Priory 12th C was one of the earliest houses of Augustinian canons to be founded in Britain and the church one of the great medieval buildings of Wales. Located high up in the wild and beautiful Ewyas Valley it enjoyed royal patronage and many visitors.

Today it can be enjoyed as a peaceful and scenic place to stroll and explore the ruins even picnic on a warm summers day. It is open and free of charge between 10 and 4 each day. There are oportunities to walk, cycle and pony trek.

Do call in at The Llantony Priory Hotel part of the original building and little changed. Have a drink and something to eat in the atmospheric bar.
Cathy & Angelo