27 . 11 . 2018

Historic Hillforts of Wales

Ancient hillforts are scattered across beautiful Wales, evoking a strong sense of history, culture, and mystery too.  If you had a time machine, when would you travel to? Victorian Chester perhaps? Maybe Elizabethan Shrewsbury? Or what about the depths of mid Wales during the bloody 11th century when Edward army rampaged across the country? Or…

20 . 11 . 2018

The Romans in Wales

The Romans left behind many legacies and inventions when they invaded Britain in the 1st century, and the mighty roads that linked important Roman forts and towns are one such legacy that are just waiting to be explored. “All the Britons indeed dye themselves with woad, which occasions a bluish colour and thereby have a…

20 . 11 . 2018

Beautiful Valleys of Wales

Wales is famous for many things – but it’s beautiful valleys have been the stuff of songs and rhymes for centuries. Join us as we explore one of our country’s most awesome features – the beautiful valleys of Wales. Our glorious country is packed full of natural features – ranging from woodlands to cliffs to beaches and…

10 . 11 . 2018

Centenary of World War I in Wales

November the 11th 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War I. 100 years since the guns fell silent and the nation poignantly celebrated the end of a war that should have ended all wars. And although the end of the war was cause for celebration across Wales, the lives of families up…

23 . 10 . 2018

The Wonderful Waterfalls of Wales

Waterfalls are often known as “wonders” of nature, and are symbols of the power, strength and force of nature.  “I never saw water falling so gracefully, so much like thin, beautiful threads as here[1]” says George Borrow in his nineteenth century travel guide to Wales. He journeyed through the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Mid Wales…

16 . 10 . 2018

North Wales Wildlife Trust

Snowdonia and North Wales is teeming with wildlife, birds and a huge variety of different plant species; join us as we discover some of the region’s finest Nature Reserves. The stunning landscape of our beautiful region is packed with a huge variety of wildlife, plants and birds, all making their homes in wild spaces, woodlands, meadows,…

26 . 09 . 2018

North Wales Reservoirs

Reservoirs are a common feature of our beautiful landscape, and today we celebrate some of the area’s finest. Until the onset of the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century, man-made reservoirs in the UK were a rare sight. Natural lakes, rivers and streams provided enough fresh water to satisfy needs of small rural communities, and in…

21 . 09 . 2018

RNLI Lifeboats in Wales

The RNLI is one of the coastline’s most distinctive organisations, with stations, boats and crew members dotted along the shores of Wales.             “With courage, nothing is impossible” was the motto of Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI almost two hundred years ago. This inspiring man personally helped to save over 300 lives at sea…

20 . 06 . 2018

George Borrow’s Wild Wales

Even today, George Borrow’s journeys and rambles through Wales in the 1850’s are some of the most famous tales of Welsh travels, culture and history. He chronicled them all in his book Wild Wales, so join us as we travel in Borrow’s footsteps. “Wales is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, a…

15 . 03 . 2018

A visit to St Davids City, Wales

Although Cardiff may well be the official capital city of our little country, today we’re exploring the history of a little city in West Wales with a big claim; that it was once the capital of our beautiful nation. Indeed, it was the birthplace of our patron Saint, Dewi (or St David) and is named…

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