Tag Archives: Dinas Island

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 Great Storm of 1859

Now that we have seen the TV pictures of the storms battering the SW coast in the winter of 2013/2014, we can begin to imagine the strength of the Royal Charter Storm, the most powerful storm  in the Irish Sea … 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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Wild rabbits on Dinas Island

Did Dinas Island rabbits give birth to ‘Watership Down’? It seems likely that Ron M Lockley’s fascination with rabbits begin when he was farming on Dinas Island during the years of the second world war. His subsequent study on Skokholm … Continue reading

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A winter walk round Dinas Head

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