Interesting fact to start my loooong post! 5000 snail species living in GB ….and I think they are all in my garden!
How refreshing to feel a bit of warmth in the air and feet on dry land instead of sloshing through muck and mud…today our Walking Well walk was certainly that…a lovely amble through the country lanes around Dryslwyn Castle…thank you Philip!
Being nosy, looking over garden fences, it’s amazing what one can see…it’s the Flower Pot men but no sign of Little Weed!
How wonderful to see all the shadows from the trees on the lanes and signs of spring flowers in the verges. First time this year to see the wood anemone shining out amongst the celandine.
We followed along the lanes and their ups and downs and finally came to the castle mount. From the lane to the castle was quite a climb but well worth it for the view…..but unexpectedly, it was very windy on top! The result of the recent rain could be seen in the flooded land below. Over to the west the forecasted afternoon rain could be seen approaching in the darkening clouds heading our way.
Time to make a hasty retreat downhill to our cars and wend our way to The Cottage Inn, where we all enjoyed a hot drink and some indulged in a plate of chips too!
Over Easter Jim and I took ourselves off for a day out…again! We drove to Penderyn Distillery ( an hour away).We drove through the Brecon Beacons passing Pen Y Fan ..highest peak in South Wales …which then was still covered in snow. There were numerous cars and walkers and climbers everywhere all wrapped up against the bitter wind and all looking cheerful!
We went on a tour at the distillery and it was excellent …so too was the whiskey sample! We just had to buy their newly designed bottle and contents….well it was only fair after such a good tour!
Later that day we drove on to the National Trust at Aberdulais for lunch. The old tin plate works hold a fascination for me with its wonderful history, racing water and old buildings.
Climbing up the steps gives a great view of the works.
The views and sounds all around are amazing so it’s no wonder that famous artists …Turner for one.. used to come here to capture the scenes.
We enjoyed a delicious lunch in the school room, where children, who used to work in the mine …7+year olds…received some schooling after work.
Yesterday, with the forecast being SUNNY and WARMER another outing was planned! Brecon, only 40 minutes drive away through beautiful countryside was our choice of destination!
We parked the car next to the river Usk and found the Promenade. This is a beautiful footpath alongside the river leading to a weir and a cafe!
We sat outside the cafe, in the sunshine, enjoying our coffee and the perfect view across the river towards the Brecon Beacons
We followed a different path along the river back into Brecon and found the path was called The Captain’s Walk and very beautiful it was too!
Brecon is full of lovely surprises with an excellent bowling green, quaint cottages, a splendid statue of Wellington and some beautiful bridges!
Also on the top of the hill there is the magnificent cathedral.
After a delicious lunch in The Pilgrims Restaurant, at the cathedral, we returned home ..still in sunshine and hoping for more days out in the warmth very soon!