New Forest

Setting off from Newbury, provoked memories of camping in the 60’s in the New Forest, but back then you could “wild camp” virtually anywhere, which mum and dad did, in some clearing in the woods, next to a stream/river, where Nigel employed his rope for some long forgotten purposes, and we tried to dam up …

Petworth

Our final day involved a stop at Petworth House and garden. The house contains extensive selection of Turner, and Van Dyke, amongst many other, and particularly in Covid times, were concentrated in just a few rooms, giving a very intensive and easily digested tour. Notably two William Blakes were “hidden” in an archway, easily missed …

Beddgelert to New Quay

It started a bit blustery made more worrying by the number of recently fallen trees, and then started pouring, scuppering our plans for Portmeirion en route. However we zigzagged down western Wales visiting Porthmadoc – raining Dolgellau – rather grey but possibly nice with a crowd, Covid seemed to have done its thing there… Past …

Llyn Llewelyn

Today we took a leisurely 10km walk from the park through Beddgelert Forest in a big loop taking in views of Snowdon The Forest was amazingly lush (i.e. dripping wet) with moss covering almost everything that didn’t move At the top we were greeted by Llyn Llewelyn (lake) where we stopped for pate sandwiches and …