The August 2012 issue of BBC Countryfile magazine is out now, featuring my piece about the Roman remains and museums at Caerleon, near Newport, Cardiff. With one of the best preserved Roman amphitheatre’s seen anywhere in the UK, and the only remains of Roman Legionary Barracks visible anywhere in Europe, Caerleon has a lot to offer the Roman aficionado!
Well, the July 2012 issue of Country Walking has hit the shops and includes the feature by Rachel Broomhead about Wenlock Edge and in which I make several appearances in the photos. Somehow, I didn’t break the photographer’s camera lens! Perhaps I can be a magazine model, after all.
The March 2012 issue of the American publication, British Heritage, contains a 1200-word, illustrated feature entitled Uncommon Waters. It looks at the some of the lesser-known and less-frequented lakes in …
Slow Journey County: Powys
Slow Journey Destination: Llangorse Lake
Slow Journey Distance Travelled: 3 miles
A January mist swims across the surface of the water, swallowing all that rises above its depths. The still, cold air is broken by the frantic call of a startled Tufted duck escaping into the sky, and an occasional, unaccountable ‘plop’ is accompanied by a tiny ripple that floats its way towards us. Standing at the end of the jetty, we’re hovering above the water as our eyes try to penetrate the moisture molecules that the wintry sun hasn’t yet gained the strength to evaporate. Llangorse Lake it seems, wants to hold onto its secrets a little while longer.
A trip to the beach is all about getting gritty sand between our toes, filling our lungs with the smell of the sea air, and tasting the salty tang that blows in off the sea. Think of seaside food and our taste buds salivate at the mere thought of fish and chips, mushy peas, candyfloss, and sticks of rock. Yet the coastline can provide a far more interesting array of food, for those who are prepared to hunt it down. Prepare to tickle your taste buds… the natural way.