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Beautiful blanket bog in Cwmfynnon

Coming down off Glyder Fawr (see summit picture below) and into this lovely blanket bog of cotton grass in Cwmfynnon was a very nice way to end an epic walk, and it was all for work, which can’t be bad … Continue reading

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Where the sea used to be and now is again…

The National Trust, for whom I work, took the brave decision to allow the sea to re-claim farmland which was annexed by a sea wall in the 1600’s.  In a very short space of time a complex ecosystem has emerged … Continue reading

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My New Favourite Wall – We Should All Have One ;)

Built around 1760 this wall is 7 miles long and encloses the land on the lower slopes of the mountain (Glyder Fach).  It was built in an attempt to improve the value of Dyffryn, the hill farm I have been … Continue reading

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Up In The Clouds

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Iconic Welsh Hill Farm Part II

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am beginning work on writing the conservation management plan for Dyffryn Mymbyr, an iconic Welsh hill farm made famous by Thomas Firbanks book “I Bought a Mountain” which was published in 1940.  … Continue reading

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Welsh Mountain Farm on a Glorious Winters Day

Llyndy Isaf Farm, near Beddgelert, North Wales

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Amongst Ancient Oaks and Ancient Breeds

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March daffodils

  The daffodils are emerging.  Here at Bodnant Garden in North Wales they put on a spectacular display in the Old Park Meadow… Later in the summer the meadow looks like this… The National Trust own this fabulous garden and … Continue reading

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Web of Life

Understanding the relationship between nature and how land is used is at the heart of what I do in conservation management planning.  Today I was back at historic Dinefwr learning how an ancient deer park… with ancient trees planted 500 … Continue reading

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Summer Day Dreams

I’m just finishing off a job I had last summer writing conservation management plans for several National Trust castle and mansion gardens, and this photo has briefly transported me back from the cold and the rain to more serene days … Continue reading

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