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Animal Heaven

Animal Heaven

It’s been raining so hard and so frequently recently that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Noah building his ark in the flooded valley and ushering animals in two by two. There are plenty about. A lovely family from Watford came to stay with us over half term and for...

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Bomber crash site in the Brecon Beacons

Bomber crash site in the Brecon Beacons

On the 6th July 1942 during WWII, a Wellington Bomber crashed into a mountainside in the Brecon Beacons killing its five Canadian crew. I’d heard about the memorial that had been erected at the site and on Sunday we visited. What I wasn’t expecting after all these...

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Talybont Loop

Talybont Loop

My favourite section of the eastern Brecon Beacons is the path along Graig Fan Las on the edge of a wonderful glacial valley. The photographs will give you a sense of how breath-taking the views are, not to mention how breath-taking the climb up to it is! You can get...

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Christmas 2019

Christmas 2019

Christmas starts for us with the traditional Carol Service in the ruins of Tintern Abbey. It is held on the first Saturday in December and begins with a torch light procession around the grounds and into the Nave where a great host gathers to celebrate the season with...

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Sugar Loaf and five sisters

Sugar Loaf and five sisters

Hats off to Mathew, Jodie and their beautiful Hungarian Vizla, Gwen, for climbing the Skirrid and the Sugar Loaf in one day during their stay with us. Good effort. The couple stayed in the Skirrid cottage, named after the mountain, which they climbed one morning in...

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Zippy do

Zippy do

Daredevils Danni and Mel from Bristol, who stayed with us in the Skirrid with their dog Chester, took on one of the UK's longest, tallest and fastest zip slides when they visited the National Diving Centre at Tidenham near Chepstow. Despite the rainy weather they...

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Skirrid – Holy Mountain

Skirrid – Holy Mountain

Our Skirrid cottage is named after a small Monmouthshire mountain which rises to 486m from the Gavenny Valley in splendid isolation. In Welsh, it is known as Ysgyryd Fawr and its owned by the National Trust. Ysgyryd translates as “shake” or “tremble” while Fawr is...

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Sand and Sea

Sand and Sea

Monmouthshire, Wye Valley, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean are our playground at Upper Glyn Farm. Mountains and hills, valleys, trees and rivers, castles, abbeys and ancient monuments, lovely towns and great places to eat and drink. You can spend a...

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Pirate of the Caribbean

Pirate of the Caribbean

An original Pirate of the Caribbean and a survivor of the charge of the Light Brigade would have been some of the fascinating stories our guests in the Blorenge Cottage learned about last weekend when they visited Tredegar House near Newport. It was one of two...

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Leaf peeping

Leaf peeping

We are entering a golden period in which to visit the Welsh Marches, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean because as the leaves start to turn, we are blessed over the coming weeks with spectacular displays of autumnal colours. Upper Glyn Farm is surrounded by woods. We sit...

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