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- DescriptionUsing an historical perspective to enrich the journey, Wales: A Walk Through Time describes a unique walk through a remarkable country. Illustrated with a fascinating collection of old photographs and contemporary images, the route has been specially chosen to explore the beauty and history of Wales. The walk will eventually reach Anglesey, but in this second of three parts we are treated to the glorious landscapes and proud heritage of central Wales. The journey begins in the historic town of Brecon where Giraldus Cambrensis, who famously travelled through Wales in the twelfth century, was once the Archdeacon. The route joins the delightful Wye Valley Walk to pass through Builth Wells and Rhayader in the heart of Wales before leaving the Wye to follow a bridleway to Llanidloes. Here, Glyndwr's Way National Trail is joined, passing through the Cambrian hills to reach Machynlleth, Owain Glyndwr's ancient capital. We enter the Swdonia National Park, visiting the beautiful lake of Tal-y-llyn and climbing Cadair Idris before descending into Dolgellau. The Mawddach Estuary Trail takes us to the seaside at Barmouth and finally we follow a section of the Ardudwy Way to reach Harlech with its great castle. Along the way, we enjoy wonderful scenery and recall momentous events and great figures of Welsh history including Prince Llywelyn, Owain Glyndwr and Henry Tudor. The reader is given a real sense of how the past is present at every step. Each chapter covers an attractive section of the walk, full-colour maps show the way, and a number of welcoming hostelries are discovered en route. But this is t only a guide for walkers; the rich history and images within will have the broadest appeal.
- Author BiographyBrian retired from the Electricity Supply Industry a number of years ago, after a career as an engineer and manager, working throughout South Wales. Originally from the Eastern Valley of Gwent, he now lives in Mumbles. He has always been a keen walker since his hiking days in the scouts and has ascended most of the main peaks in Wales and completed numerous long-distance trails. His interests include rugby and male-voice singing - he has sung all over the country and toured many times overseas with the Cwmbran, Morriston Orpheus and Phoenix Choirs.
- Author(s)Brian E. Davis
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/07/2012
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Note139, 94 colour illustrations
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine9 mm
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