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A Visit to Llangrannog Beach for a post-supper leg-stretch

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Hooves and I made a visit to Llangrannog Beach for a post-supper leg-stretch one day in late March (map), and found a pretty village, with a stunning beach. (street view)  Possibly the best description of the village comes from ‘The Story of Llangrannog’* by Mervyn Davies, who says: ‘The seaside village of Llangrannog lies on the coast of Ceredigion, in a …

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A dog walk along the Ceredigion Coast Path from Tresaith to Aberporth

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A dog walk along the Ceredigion Coast Path from Tresaith to Aberporth

The Ceredigion Coast Path offers walkers 60 miles of unspoilt coastline, with excellent views across Cardigan Bay.  Hoover and I enjoyed a dog walk along the Ceredigion Coast Path from Tresaith to Aberporth (map) and back one Sunday morning in March.  Tresaith (map) is a pretty little coastal village..  It lies between Aberporth and Llangranog, and is linked to the former …

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The Truly Fascinating Falkirk Wheel in Stirlingshire

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The Falkirk Wheel

The Truly Fascinating Falkirk Wheel in Stirlingshire is the world’s only rotating boat lift – it is designed to connect the Forth & Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. (map)  Named after the nearby town of Falkirk, the wheel was opened in May 2002 by Queen Elizabeth II as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, reconnecting the two canals …

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Being Dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead

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Hoover and I have enjoyed being dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead

Hoover and I have enjoyed being dwarfed by The Angel of the North in Gateshead a handful of times whilst on our travels to the Northeast, and I don’t think we’ll ever tire of seeing it.  Designed by Anthony Gormley, construction begin in 1994 and was completed in 1998.  Constructed using corten steel, the sculpture stands 20 metres tall, …

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A Dog Walk Steeped in History at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.

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A Dog Walk Steeped in History at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.

Last week Hoover and I went for a dog walk steeped in history at Verulamium Park in St. Albans.  Named after the Roman City of Verulamium on which it stands, Verulamium Park was purchased from the Earl of Verulam in 1929.  The park is 100 acres of beautiful parkland, ideal for letting your pooch kick up his/her heels and …

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