Category Archives: Walking

From Carningli to Dinas Island

This beautiful photo was taken from the top of Carningli,  behind our local town of Newport. Although the rocky summit is only 347m in height I feel that it qualifies as a mountain  because of the way that it rises up steeply … Continue reading

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The old pathways

This beautiful path runs parallel to the river Gwaun flowing at the bottom of the valley to the left of the photo. Local maps show numerous rights of way along ancient pathways, untarmaced roads and tracks. You won’t find many walkers – you … Continue reading

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From Tegfan to Cwm yr Eglwys on the old road

If you plan to walk from Tegfan to Cwm yr Eglwys, it will take you about 10 minutes along this road. Walkers don’t expect traffic here; they’ll be admiring the wild flowers in the hedgerows (more of that another time) … Continue reading

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How to spot baby seals

Baby seals, parked on beaches at this time of the year by their mums, can be difficult to spot if you’re walking along the cliff tops. Sometimes it’s easier to see the adult seal in the water nearby; she will … Continue reading

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How do I love this county?

The coastal path is a pleasure and a delight; the sea in all seasons has an awe-inspiring beauty; the wildlife fascinates but the Preselis have a breathtaking grandeur that holds me in a spell and binds me to this part of Wales. … Continue reading

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Earth, wind, fire and water c1987

The wooded valley leading down to Aberfforest beach once hosted an amazing exhibition of sculptures. They were fashioned from soil and slate, turves and trees and were destined to return to nature in their own time and leave no trace. We watched … Continue reading

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Sawdust but no spit (or acquired taste 3)

We’re going to a pub. We’re going to set off from Dinas and drive along roads that are so narrow that you should pay attention to the passing places because sooner or later you’ll have to reverse to allow an on-coming … Continue reading

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Pwllgwaelod to Aberbach

Here are some of the wild flowers we saw on a walk to the beach at Aberbach this summer. I love Aberbach. The road that dips and climbs along the coast at this point is only single track and there … Continue reading

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Industrial dereliction

It’s fifteen miles or so from Dinas to Porthgain but it’s worth going just for the ruins. In the early 1900s this was a prosperous harbour, where local slate was processed and shipped. When the slate workings were no longer profitable, the … Continue reading

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Which of these are works of art?

Click on the first picture for the answers. The brilliant Yorkshire Sculpture Park notes: Serge Spitzer’s work is concerned with human perception. Through performance art and sculpture in a wide variety of materials, he raises questions about the process of looking, as … Continue reading

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Wild horses on the Preselis

  You can often see horses, roaming wild in the Preselis around Dinas. They seem to be quite friendly and may come close to you if you stop for a rest while out walking. I remember, as a child, being encouraged … Continue reading

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On the tube at Moorgate?

Never mind. Look out onto the platform and cheer up!

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