Saint Deniol’s Hawarden

"Aye! The nights are fair drawing in" is an old saying my grandmother used to use as winter came along. And with it comes storms, more rain and snow, especially in Wales. This morning I was told there was a heavy fall of snow in the Snowdonia National Park last night, so that could well... Continue Reading →

Gas Boys, Gas!

During WW1 chemical weapons were introduced and one of the worst was mustard gas, which really wasn't a gas, more of an oily liquid which was dispersed as an aerosol cloud. Mustard gas is a blistering agent causing very painful skin blisters, blindness and if you inhaled it the gas would cause untold damage to... Continue Reading →

One Chance At Autumn Colours

It's been pretty quiet these last few weeks due to further Covid 19 restrictions limiting us to travel within the county of Denbighshire only. The Welsh government announced at the end of last week that the measures imposed above are not working and so from tonight we are going back into a full lockdown again.... Continue Reading →

It’s Dark Out There

Llyn Aled is a natural lake located on an isolated part of the Denbigh Moors at an altitude of about 1,227 feet (374 m) above sea level. The Afon Aled, (river) which flows from Llyn Aled was damned in 1938 and this created the Aled Isaf Reservoir. This was were I was going to be based... Continue Reading →

A Walk Round Dinorwic Quarry

I should start by saying there is no way I could walk around the full extent of the quarry. Dinorwic was the second largest slate quarry in Wales, the largest was at Bethseda, just a short distance away. Covering over 700 acres and rising from about 100 metres in staged levels to a height of... Continue Reading →

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