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Snowdonia’s Amazing Sand Dunes

Posted On: Wed 26 Apr 2017 Posted In: Local History Things To Do Posted By:

The sand dune is one of the Welsh coast’s most prominent contradictions. These vast areas that dominate the coastline of Wales are home to sprawling and enormous walls of shifting sand; at once both huge and impenetrable but also incredibly delicate and fragile. A grain of sand on its own is tiny and insignificant, but when nature clusters hundreds of billions of them together the effect is maze-like. The sand unites to create towering dunes that stand tall above the human footprints that tread softly across them or the plants and animals that make them their home. Sand dunes are some of t ... read the full story

Tips for Camping with Children

Posted On: Mon 24 Apr 2017 Posted In: Misc Posted By:

So, Spring is just around the corner.... we promise! And if the appearance of sunshine prompts thoughts of idyllic summer camping holidays then you wouldn't be alone. Camping is one of the fastest growing holiday types in the UK, with more and more families choosing to stay in Britain and dust off the old camping gear. But, if the thought of taking the small ones camping terrifies you, then here's our handy guide to camping with little people in tow (and yes, it involves wine!!)....... Top tips for camping with children: While planning your trip, consider the time of year, especially i ... read the full story

Surfers Against Sewage

Posted On: Fri 21 Apr 2017 Posted In: Misc Posted By:

Here in beautiful Snowdonia we are lucky to live in one of the most stunning regions of the UK, with dramatic landscapes and glorious coastlines. Sadly though, our beaches and coastlines aren't always treated with the care and attention that they deserve, and the issues of waste, litter, sewage and rubbish is one that affects beaches and coasts across the country. Surfers Against Sewage is a nationwide charity that works to conserve and protect Britain's coastlines from threats such as rubbish, global warming and toxic chemicals, in order that the seas and coasts are preserved and protected ... read the full story

Snowdonia on Television

Posted On: Mon 17 Apr 2017 Posted In: Local History Posted By:

“I am not a number, I am a free man” shouts Patrick McGoohan’s character Number 6 in The Prisoner, one of the most iconic television series from the 1960s. The line is perhaps one of the most well-known from the series that captured the public’s imagination when it was first broadcast in 1967. The Prisoner will forever be linked with our corner of Snowdonia because it was here that the series was filmed. The atmospheric Italianate village of Portmeirion provided the backdrop to the series and was the “real-life” location of the fictional “Village” (to where Patrick McGoohan ... read the full story