Category Archives: Nature

Plant a tree in ’73 – View the scene in 2016

  This little grove of Austrian or Corsican pines, planted in 1973, provides shade at the back of Dinas’ old school field, an area that had been the garden plot worked by the older pupils. The national campaign to ‘Plant a tree … Continue reading

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Red Kites in Dinas

The two red kites I failed to photograph were above the flat path between Pwllgwaelod and Cwmyreglwys. The beautiful birds didn’t seem in a hurry and turned our rather unexciting walk  into a wonderful opportunity to observe their flying display. For brilliant … Continue reading

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Mudlarking at Newport

The River Nevern must have carried and dropped this weighty item into the estuarial mud and its origins are clear to anyone willing to stop and read. The Goodwick brickworks, established in 1908 just a year after the arrival of the Great Western railway, produced … Continue reading

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A scattering of sheep

It’s not very unusual to see the skeleton of a dead sheep on the mountain above Dinas. I assume that the sheep die of natural causes and the crows do their job as carrion eaters. I have never seen the … Continue reading

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Ty Twt: a little museum in Newport

We took the long route from Tegfan (Dinas) to Ty Twt (Newport), going up the mountain behind Dinas, along the ridge to Carningli and then down to Newport. It was a wonderful walk and at the very end, as we … Continue reading

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Left or right?

Both are delightful. When you get to the beach at Newport, turn left for the dunes. Turn right for these rock formations in the cliffs.

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On the rocks

The rocks on Dinas’s beaches provide an anchorage for an interesting collection of molluscs and lichens, many of which are indicators that the air is clean and general pollution levels are low. Our local Cwm yr Eglwys is included on the Marine … Continue reading

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Wynmor Owen – sculptor

Wynmore Owen comes from a seafaring family  in Llangrannog, just 25 miles or so up the coast from Dinas but he has since moved even closer. His father and grandfather were mariners and Wynmor continues this close connection to the sea … Continue reading

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The teasing teasel

As long as I can remember there have been teasels growing wild in Cilwenen.  As a child in Dinas, I used to walk down to Aberbach along the Cilwenen road and my aunt (who knew that if you wasted not you … Continue reading

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Food for free

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What to do in Dinas this afternoon

The weather’ll be fine so the open gardens will be a treat and they’re open 2 – 6 today. I tend to linger by ponds where I try to catch sight of the frogs, newts and toads that protect the vegetable … Continue reading

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Your path will be lined with orchids

Walk down towards Aberbach beach along the Cilwenen road. When you have passed the first group of houses on the right but before the second group and the end of the tarmac, turn left here. It doesn’t look promising at first but the … Continue reading

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