Mid-Wales

Lifestyle | April 7, 2017

WYE VALLEY – OUR COUNTRYSIDE WALK

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There are more posts to come from mid-Wales: I now begin to realise that we did a lot during this long weekend. It also shows that there’s so much to do especially if you’re fond of nature and don’t necessarily need a big city. I admit that I do love a city from time to time but I don’t mind the opposite at all. In our everyday lives we prefer the country and nature but appreciate what a city has to offer once in a while. wye valley

 
 

I can’t stress enough that Llangoed Hall is such a great base for activities of all sorts. You can stay in the hotel, relax, read, have afternoon tea or enjoy a meal in the beautiful restaurant. Hay-on-Wye is only a 10 minute drive and is a must with all its books (find the post here). We missed out on the Brecon Beacons National Park this time although it’s been on our list. Another great thing about the hotel is that you can start walking from there and we really loved that. On one day we decided to go for a long walk right after breakfast because we wanted to enjoy the lovely weather. You’re right by the Wye Valley which is an official Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty since the 70s. The River Wye is just a few hundred metres from the hotel and it’s absolutely wonderful there. wye valley

 
 

At some point we spotted a little village but it wasn’t our plan to go there. I said to Joerg that I just want to have a look around the corner and then came across this huge field of daffodils. This was when I was sad that I didn’t wear a beautiful dress. But we were on a walk and even took food with us and well, we were wearing our walking gear. We had to cross a couple of pastures and towards the end we faced a somewhat risky challenge. It doesn’t look like it since I’m smiling on the last photo but that was when it was all over. We walked past cows many many times before simply because some trails lead past pastures but this time all the cows were following us. They even ran after us. I began to panic as we had to go through a gate. I really thought we wouldn’t make it. Athough the cows were young ones we weren’t able to estimate the situation. In front of the gate Joerg told the cows to stand still and they even listened. Rarely was I so relieved to be on the other side of a gate and watch the animals from a safe distance.

 

My outfit:

Hoggs of Fife Tweed Waistcoat (love this one for spring too), Dubarry Brooklime Shirt, Next Skirt (love this and this one too), Timberland Boots

 
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My outfit:

Hoggs of Fife Tweed Waistcoat (love this one for spring too), Dubarry Brooklime Shirt, Next Skirt (love this and this one too), Timberland Boots

Comments

Nancy

Fantastic pictures again! What a beautiful bridge! Still to weeks to go and then we will be in the UK! Yeah!

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thelifbissue43

Oh bloody hell, I know. Well one thing is for sure: My blood was running, Jodie 🙂

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Ruth

That was a scarey moment for you – glad they weren’t bulls! Yes, I can imagine you wafting through a field of daffodils wearing a beautiful gown Kirsten. Lovely pictures – thank you. Look forward to your next blog.

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thelifbissue43

Ugh it was, my heart was pounding like crazy. The thing though is, I think they were bulls but very young ones, omg! So happy you like the photos Ruth, thank you 🙂

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Kirsty

I know what you mean. We like city breaks too, but there’s something really relaxing about going away for a quiet weekend in the countryside. Our last trip was to a wolf sanctuary in the middle of nowhere. You couldn’t hear any traffic – just the occasional howl of a wolf!

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thelifbissue43

Oh wow Kirsty that sounds amazing. I’m intrigued – where was the sanctuary?x

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