52 in 2015 Week 35 Monument

On a hillside just above Llyn Geirionydd stands a monument to Taliesin a Welsh bard who lived in the 6th century {534 –599).  He is the earliest poet of the Welsh language whose work has survived. Taliesin lived on the shores Llyn Geirionydd, and many believe he is also buried here. The Red Book of... Continue Reading →

Autumn Is Here

Autumn has finally arrived in my little part of the world. It’s one of my favourite times of the year, only matched by Spring. Autumn for me is when colour really comes into the landscape. Sure Spring has a lot to offer but the beautiful reds, yellows and oranges of Autumn far surpass anything produced... Continue Reading →

52/2013 Week 32

Llyn Crafnant is a lake that lies in a beautiful valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydir Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains and, more specifically, the ridge of Cefn Cyfarwydd. The head of the valley offers a profile of crags which are silhouetted at sunset, and many... Continue Reading →

Llyn Geirionydd

Llyn Geirionydd lies in a valley in North Wales where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a mile long and covers an area of 45 acres (180,000 m2), but is never any deeper than 50 ft (15 m). The lake has a... Continue Reading →

Historic Churches and Chapels

Over the past few weeks I have been visiting some of the small churches and chapels in the Conwy Valley, North Wales to photograph them. Some of the churches are easy to find, others not so, being located down remote country lanes or on the top of mountains. Claimed to be the oldest church in... Continue Reading →

52/2013 Week 27

Yesterday on our photography trip to some of the oldest and most remote churches in rural Conwy, North Wales we stopped off at Llyn Geirionydd to have lunch. Llyn Geirionydd lies in a valley where the northern edge of the Gwydyr Forest meets the lower slopes of the Carneddau mountains. The lake is almost a... Continue Reading →

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