Photography by Toby Hussey.
The worst possible weather for newly born lambs is rain driven by high winds, and that is exactly what we have just now. Lowland lambs are possibly a couple of months old by now, but mountain lambs are often not born until May, Here in the valley we are between the two, and new lambs […]
… and then, straight after we posted “Forlorn February” the weather changed totally and the skies were blue! It was cold in the mornings but there was real heat in the sun and it was half term week so lots of children were able to experience the Valley in warm sunshine! Of course, underlying the […]
Yes February can seem something of a forlorn month, there is plenty of rain and drizzle and not a lot of sun, so what would you find on a little saunter no more than a few hundred yards from the Cottage? Sheer magic, if you look for it!
The Welsh Government accepted that all decisions that it makes have to be in line with the concept of the welfare of future generations. This makes Wales probably the most progressive of all the home nations certainly far more so than the UK Government where all decisions can be overridden by the needs of security […]
Re-posted from the Elan Valley news website Dol y Mynach is often underappreciated and many visitors leave Elan without ever knowing its important role. The dam holds back water that has been released from the Claerwen dam down the river in a small reservoir, which is linked to a tunnel that flows straight through the […]
The annual Elan Village Bonfire, which takes place right outside our house, was spectacular this year. An old shed at the Sawmills had collapsed and the wood from it, along with a considerable quantity of pallets had been donated for the fire. The weather was favourable , there was a lot of rain on the […]
This Saturday, 4th August, we will be holding the fourth of our coffee mornings in aid of the Bracken Trust. The Trust is the Llandrindod based charity providing support and treatments for people with cancer. It is a brilliant operation that has helped cancer suffers and their families throughout mid Wales, including Maggie […]
Elan Links is a new organisation that has been in development since 2013. It is a Heritage Lottery funded scheme which aims to secure the heritage of the Elan Valley and boost the opportunities available for the future. They have developed an excellent website to promote the valley and to outline all the wonderful things […]