• Brecon Beacons
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    Exploring Pen y Fan

    Over the weekend me and my little grrl gang (my girlfriend and my dog) went to make the most of the bright Welsh winter sunshine by exploring our highest local peak – Pen y Fan. Only an hour from Cardiff, the wild and rugged mountains of the Brecon Beacons are a world away from our busy little city. The perfect wild antidote to a hectic week sat at a desk. The weather was bright with a hazy fog surrounding the peaks, giving the mountains a soft, dreamy look. Perfect. We set off on the circular path, starting at the Storey Arms and heading up to Corn Du, Pen y Fan’s…

  • Shelduck at Roath Park, Cardiff
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    Shelduck In The City

    The tree lined Victorian boating lake in Roath Park is home to some of our most familiar faces – mute swans, Canada geese, greylag geese and more mallards than you can shake a stick at (very carefully, from a distance, without disturbing them!). It also provides a rest spot for those passing by on the way to their preferred hangouts. Last year it was the elusive red necked grebe from eastern Europe, and this month it’s been home to a much less rare bird, but still an uncommon visitor to the city centre, the shelduck. Shelduck are one of our biggest ducks in the UK, just a bit bigger than…

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    No New M4: A Bumblebees Plea

    Today is World Wetlands Day, and I cannot stop thinking about the fact that whilst we are celebrating and cherishing these amazing places to visit, that South Wales’ very own wetland haven is threatened with destruction. This year the Welsh Government are voting to rip up the Gwent Levels, all for 10 minutes less spent in a car.This is our last chance to inform ourselves, and to fight for the future of our environment. Time to get angry South Wales. Plans for an M4 relief road diverting traffic from Chepstow, around Newport, and into Cardiff, have been rumbling around for years, but the issue is now at crisis point as…