Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Monnow Valley, Herefordshire: meeting friends

Last Wednesday, we drove up to Herefordshire.  Our old college friends enjoy singing with the choir for a week at Abbey Dore in Golden Valley.  They were allowed the afternoon off (the choir is serious hard work), and we met … Continue reading

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Walk about with cricket

I thought some sounds might add to the enjoyment of these posts, and recorded the birdsong (I thought) on the way across the fields to get some strawberries from the Co-op in Tonteg. Unfortunately, my mp3 player recording goes all … Continue reading

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Orchids everywhere, and bees both honey and bumble

Orchids are among the flowers making this a colourful, if late, summer.  In the parkland by Nant Celyn below Efail Isaf, marsh orchids are everywhere, showing their range of shades of purples and pink. Some are in grassland which is … Continue reading

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Finding paths to a stone stile update

A year ago, on July 11 2012, I wrote about the footpaths from Efail Isaf to Maesmawr Road, commenting on the poor state of the traditional stone stile opposite Maesmawr Farm and getting lost.  I retraced my steps and didn’t … Continue reading

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