Category Archives: Out & About

Truly wild at Chester Zoo

Chester Zoo may be globally renowned for having the largest Chimpanzee colony in Europe and an exciting Asian elephant breeding programme among its astonishingly diverse animal collection, but as I discovered on a recent visit, the grounds are home to many … Continue reading

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Wall and Wheatear on the wing

The Great Orme rises behemoth-like from the sea and sprawls along the north west of Llandudno as if biding its time before slipping noiselessly back into the water and sinking beneath the waves. This prehistoric limestone headland is rich in … Continue reading

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When the swallows fly low…

We have spent several weekends at Fronalchen Caravan Park on the outskirts of Dolgellau. This small, family run camp site is quite basic but its picturesque location affords magnificent views of Cadair Idris, the old market town of Merioneth and the … Continue reading

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Wales’ slow food town

In case you were wondering, I do occasionally venture out of my garden to face the hordes… Mold is a bustling market town nestled beneath the Clwydian Hills and, as my title suggests, was Wales’ first cittaslow.  Since medieval times traders … Continue reading

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