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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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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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Bird watching in the Nevern estuary

The cars you can see parked on the far left may belong to visitors looking for a signal for their mobiles but they are more likely to be bird watchers, who know that the Nevern River’s tidal estuary at Newport attracts a wonderful variety of … Continue reading

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Have a beach to yourself

There are a number of beautiful beaches near Tegfan with no parking or easy road access. If you are prepared to walk a mile or two, you’ll discover that you are among a minority of holiday makers and you’ll be … Continue reading

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Spot a chough in Dinas

The RSPB estimates that there are only 250 to 350 breeding pairs of choughs in Britain and I’d say that there’s a good chance that you’ll see some during a Tegfan holiday. With their bright red beak and matching legs, … Continue reading

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Same old same old

Had we kept all the post-cards received over the years, our long-standing family connections with Dinas mean that we would now be able to paper a room with versions of this one. The countryside side around Dinas is one of the … Continue reading

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The lime kilns on the Dinas coast

There are lime kilns at Pwllgwaelod, Aberfforest and Newport, sited on the beaches for the convenience of transport which, for heavy bulky material like limestone and coal, used to be by boat. The kilns are probably about 200 years old … Continue reading

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Landscape and Light for Artists

Pembrokeshire is full of art galleries, artists’ studios and memories of well known figures from the art world. Graham Sutherland, who left a collection of his paintings to Wales  first visited Pembrokeshire in 1934 and said it was the place … Continue reading

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R M Lockley at Dinas

The eminent naturalist, R M Lockley, whose book on the private life of the rabbit inspired Richard Adams’ ‘Watership Down’, spent the war years on Dinas Island Farm. ‘The Island Farmers’ (first published in 1946) is a fascinating account of … Continue reading

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Autumn Rambles in Pembrokeshire

You don’t have to be a member of The Ramblers Association to join the Pembrokeshire group’s walks as they offer three taster days before you have to sign up. They might, however, inspire you to join your local group and … Continue reading

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