Tuesday, 22 June 2010

The Old Printing House Solva


A converted 18th C house on Main Street Solva where the local paper was once produced. The Old Printing House is now a delightful cafe/tea room serving family meals, business  lunches and cream teas with cakes freshly baked on the premises - see the 'Fresh from the oven' board. Eat inside or al fresco on the sunny terrace just yards away from the pretty harbour.
Special events and cookery demonstrations are held throughout the year. Local hampers can be supplied and if you visit during December be sure to drop in and browse the indoor Christmas market.

Friday, 18 June 2010

Secluded South Facing Beach of Gwadn, Solva

A fabulous secluded sun trap Gwadn is a pebble beach with a wide expanse of golden sand at low tide. If you are prepared to make the small effort to reach it you may even find that you have the whole beach to yourselves.
Either take a walk up over the Gribbyn (part of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path) on the eastern side of picturesque Solva's fiord like harbour or walk around the headland on the sand at low tide.
Pack up your picnic, swimming gear and sun tan lotion and take a look. You won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

The Welsh Game Fair Sat 19th & Sun 20th June 2010, Gelli Aur, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire


The Welsh Game Fair in Carmarthenshire is extensively considered as the sporting pinnacle of the country sports calendar, attracting thousands of visitors including working dog enthusiasts, anglers, clay-pigeon shooters, hunt followers and of course lurcher and terrier enthusiasts.

The event is blessed with one of the most scenic show venues in the country, with the River Towy, famous for its sea trout and salmon providing a natural boundary on its west side.
With over 250 Trade Stands there is always a fantastic array of equipment and goods available at the Welsh, in addition to a huge Craft Marquee encompassing rural traders. The Main Arena has always been one of the many highlights with fantastic displays and exhibitions, and in 2010 will be no different. Amongst those appearing will be The Adrenaline Tour star ex-world championship moto-cross rider Jason Smyth who will be displaying his breath taking skills. The World Famous Red Devils Parachute Display team will once again be jumping into the main arena in 2010. Of course many of the old favourites will once again be appearing, including Terry Large of Falconry fame, Meirion Owen and his Quack Pack and Chris 'The Countryman' Green. Due to popular demand in 2010 the simulated coursing demonstrations will take place on both Saturday and Sunday in the main arena, where those with dogs encouraged to participate in what is often a popular event in the arena.

Away from the Main Arena there are competitions and attractions galore for all the family to take part in. On Saturday the Hound Show located on the North end of the venue will attract this years largest gathering of hounds in the principality.

On Sunday The Terrier and Lurcher Show rings will once again be overflowing with entries for The Countryman's Weekly sponsored show, which will commence at 12.30. Immediately after the show the Terrier and Lurcher Race will take place on the racing track near the show rings.

The scurry competition is located on the banks of the river towy is kindly sponsored by Gelert Country Choice and Jane Robinson Animal Portraits and is open to allcomers and any breed of dog.  Prizes include a limited edition animal portrait and dog food. Entry is on the day, including dry and wet retrieve.

Archery, airguns, a rifle range, climbing tower, mini motorcycles, a fun fair and a pets corner will all feature at the Welsh Game Fair, so be sure to come along on June 19th & 20th.
The show opens at 10am each day while the main arena commences at 11am and will be running continuously on both days until 5pm.
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash.
Admission prices are Adults £10, Senior Citizens £7, Children £5 (Under 5's FREE) also available is a Family Ticket £25 (2 adults 2 children U16). 

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Seafair Festival - 10 Jul 2010 - Mlford Haven Waterway

Communities in Pembrokeshire will stage a series of entertainment and activities to welcome visitors to Milford Haven Waterway for its SeaFair Festival 3-10 July 2010.

Dale, Neyland, Lawrenny and Pembrokeshire Adventure Centre are the main host ports for over 200 vessels during SeaFair Week. Pembroke, Angle, Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock, Landshipping, Llangwm and Haverfordwest will also be hosting events. They will welcome crews and celebrate their own communities, staging entertainment ranging from live music to sampling traditional Pembrokeshire produce.

Coordinator, John Arcus commented; "SeaFair is growing into an international festival that embodies and celebrates traditional sailing and vessels. It also engages both crews and the public in a week long programme that has a blend of seamanship, camaraderie and exploration; mixed in with good food, entertainment and Welsh hospitality.
"We are so pleased that the communities and yacht clubs have got into the ethos of the event and are delighted to have each port on board as they are all beautiful locations."
Lawrenny has a team of volunteers who worked hard to organise accommodation and arrange hospitality for the crews. Stephen Oates of Lawrenny said, "The whole village has been mobilised to welcome SeaFair and provide a full programme of shore-based evening events. The village is looking forward to a really special and enjoyable week for visitors and residents alike."