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- And then on the epic road trip out west came...Monument Valley, what an amazing place that is 1 day ago
- Grand Canyon, what a beautiful, mesmerising place, so lucky to have visited 3 days ago
- Just had a brilliant time recording this track, especially the drums and the elecy guitar fb.me/6uNydjeat 1 month ago
Had such fun recording a new track, playing the drums, bass and of course the guitar
Or at least that is how this particular woodland feels. Nestled on the crags and ledges of a remote North Wales valley but quite close to the sea, a walk, or scramble, through this wood takes you into a different world that works on a different timescale to the rest of us.
Centuries of timber harvesting, grazing by upland sheep and feral goats, and mining for manganese have shaped this wood. Boulders are covered in carpets of mosses, liverworts, lichens and ferns because this is essentially the temperate rainforest, with high humidity and (relative) warmth and grazing by the wild goats has kept the under-story open, which the lichens and mosses love.
This is how we’re trying to keep the wild goats out. If we don’t they’ll eat and strip all of the saplings and young trees, and the woodland will never regenerate. But they still manage to get in…
And the remains of past lives can be seen in the wood. Sheep pens, boundary walls and mine entrances…
Spring is temporarily postponed on the Pembrokeshire coast
Spring comes to the mountains and valleys of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales