AROUND MY VILLAGE....
With some help, I’ve redesigned my blog, I hope you like it...... To personalise it a little bit more, I wanted to find a nice picture for the header that embraces the beautiful scenery that surrounds our village.
I wasn’t long in finding a few pictures I’d taken in October and realising that I had not posted them before, decided one of these would be perfect.
Why not join me as I go through these pictures and together we’ll enjoy a favourite walk of mine....
Just out of the village the lane takes a turn to the left, it gradually starts to get a little steeper now, but you’ll hardly notice for your attention will be drawn to the magnificent views that unfold with every turn we take.
We are heading in an easterly direction and I ask you to imagine the scene of the sun rising over the mountains. The air is quite still and only the bleating of sheep in the distance can be heard. The remote farms in the upland regions are usually small and many of the owners keep hardy Welsh Mountain sheep that roam freely on the hillside pastures in the summer and are brought down to the lower slopes for the winter. Nowadays farmers find it easier to cover their land on a scrambler or quad bike, but years ago shepherds would stay on the mountain to tend their sheep, what a hard life that must have been.
I’ll leave you now to enjoy the views for the pictures express in a far better way than any words I can use......
Hope you enjoy! You can click on the pictures for more detail.
Cattle grids like this are a common sight around our village. They allow vehicles to have easy access, but hoofed animals are prevented from straying.
There is no day in the year when the gorse is not in flower, hence the saying..... 'When gorse is out of season, then kissing is out of fashion'.
Walking on..... more vistas open up
High up in the foothills of the mountain remote farmsteads are to be found tucked into sheltered places.
The valley is dominated by the great cliff which towers above the flat bed of the valley.... this is the only inland place in Britain where a colony of cormorants breed. Geologists have proved that once this would have been a sea cliff when the sea water covered the valley.
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