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Category Archive for 'The Black Mountains'

Four Valley Views

Welcome to the Ewyas Valley, in the Black Mountains above Hay-on-Wye… Beautiful in all seasons, all weathers!  I have been leading walks in the valley since 2001, and running retreats at the farm since 2009. I am undeniably besotted, biased and in love with this valley. Here is just the smallest taster of its Autumn [...]

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Capel-y-ffin, Mystery

BBC2 Wales has a wonderful Secret Wales programme, one episode of which has a 10 minute segment about Capel-y-ffin. Recommended viewing if you ever get a chance to watch it! Part 1 described the route up from lovely Hay-on-Wye. introduced the valley, and part 2 told the story of some of the characters of Capel-y-ffin. [...]

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Capel-y-ffin Monastery

BBC2 Wales has a wonderful Secret Wales programme, one episode of which has a 10 minute segment about Capel-y-ffin, just 1 mile from Castle Farm. Recommended viewing if you ever get a chance to watch it! In the meantime, you can see a transcription of the segment here. Part 1 decribed the stunning route up [...]

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BBC2 Wales has a wonderful Secret Wales programme at 7pm on Thursdays. They recently featured Capel-y-ffin which is where Castle Farm and our lovely Welsh mountain holidays run (see http://www.more-to.org). I first started working in the Capel-y-ffin valley nearly 10 years ago and it’s always felt magic to me. But there’s a much broader picture [...]

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