Category Archives: Walking

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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Welcome to ‘Blas’

A five-hour walk along the mountain ridge from Dinas brought us into Newport for a very very late lunch. It was wonderful to sit down (warmly, comfortably and well looked after) inside and to be offered a great range of delicious … 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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I’m not afraid of cows

Gate in the Gwaun Valley.  Photo credit Ieuan Yusuf George But I’ll own up to being rather nervous of bullocks and heifers, as well as bulls – which often means avoiding fields that (from a distance) appear to have cows in. In … 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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A rarity

The Perennial Centaury (Centarium scilloides), which flowers in June, was thought to have only one native habitat in the UK – Newport Dunes. It has recently also been seen in Cornwall but it remains an exciting find. It grows on the Atlantic coasts … Continue reading

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