A Welsh Winter Wonderland: Hiking In The Brecon Beacons

Having recently returned from the famous, snow-covered landscapes of Mongolia, Eastern Siberia and Moscow, I wasn’t expecting much. When I heard that Pen-Y Fan had recently succumbed to a spattering of the white stuff, I smirked: “We’ll see”. The Brecon Beacons for me, had always signified arduous trekking trips for Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Setting off in early…

The Medieval Merchant Port Of Tenby, Wales

As you drive into Tenby you would be forgiven for cursing the bumper-to-bumper traffic that now fills the narrow streets every weekend. But it wasn’t always like this, once a medieval walled fishing town in South West Wales (its Welsh name; Dinbych-y-pysgod, translates roughly as little fortress of the fish) it was once a bustling…