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28 Aug 2019 - Jenny Burrows
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A Wander Along the Beach from Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot

 

 

 

 

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A Wander Along the Beach from Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot





 

 

 

 


Saundersfoot was known in medieval times as Llandussyllt and then St Issels, after the parish church of St Issels which nestles in the wooded valley half a mile inland to the north. It did not become Saundersfoot until Elizabethan times and the harbour was built in 1834. Saundersfoot is one of Pembrokeshire's most popular beaches, stretching for half a mile northwards from the harbour to Coppet Hall point. The beach usually attains the Blue Flag Award and consists of fine sand with a few outcrops of rock. 

Coppet Hall is at the northern end of Saundersfoot Bay and is a beach of sand, backed by some shingle. The name 'Coppet Hall' derives from 'Coal Pit haul' - a reference to its earlier mining days. A former colliery tramway which ran from Saundersfoot harbour to Stepaside is now a foot /cycle path, linking Coppet Hall to Saundersfoot through a 70 yard tunnel.

One late August morning I parked at Coppet hall just before dawn, the tide was completely out, which meant I could walk right along the beach without using the tunnel. This is one of my favourite areas of coastline, from Wiseman's Bridge right around to Tenby and at dawn on a late summer's morning, there is no place I would rather be.

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18 Aug 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Waves, waterfalls, lakes and 'all things water' - a collection of stunning photography from across Wales!

Above photo courtesy Dean Taylor

Here is a collection of stunning photography from across Wales.

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers  'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!

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Waves, waterfalls, lakes and 'all things water' - a collection of stunning photography from across Wales!





Above photo courtesy Dean Taylor

Here is a collection of stunning photography from across Wales.

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers  'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

Nothing better than people to promote their community!  Enjoy!


Photo courtesy Karl McCarthy

Photo courtesy W J Jones

Photo courtesy Sorcha Lewis

Photo courtesy Phil Taylor

Photo courtesy Mark J Davies

Photo courtesy Bleddyn Jones Pearson

Photo courtesy Jim Cossey

Photo courtesy Dean Taylor

Photo courtesy Karl McCarthy

Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams

Photo courtesy Anthony Ward

Photo courtesy Colin Duffy

Photo courtesy David Clemett

Photo Courtesy Brian Finney

Photo courtesy Stephen Griffiths

Photo courtesy Karl McCarthy

Photo courtesy Sami Owen

Photo courtesy Phil Taylor

Photo courtesy Sorcha Lewis

Photo courtesy Rose Voon

Photo courtesy Joann Randles

Photo courtesy Matt Holland

Photo courtesy Anthony Ward

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07 Aug 2019 - Jenny Burrows
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St Govan's Chapel to the Green Bridge of Wales

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St Govan's Chapel to the Green Bridge of Wales




The St. Govan’s Chapel to the Green Bridge of Wales section of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path is a rugged and wild coastal landscape.

From the car park at St. Govan’s we headed to, the holy site of St. Govan’s Chapel.

This 13th century chapel is believed to be the home and final resting place of the mysterious Celtic Saint Govan, who died here in 586 AD.

Stone steps lead down to the chapel. There’s a legend that if you count the steps on the way down to the chapel and then recount the steps on the way back up, the numbers never match. For my Grandson unfortunately they did, but he is a logical and mathematical type of boy.

Back on the coast path we passed a military gateway from where a rough stony track heads westwards. Although the official advice is to keep to this track on the range, I followed the pathway which runs across the clifftops.

Huntsman’s Leap is a narrow rock chasm with massive sheer sided cliffs. The name originates from the local legend of a huntsman who rode his horse to jump the gap and having successfully done so, he looked back into the chasm and promptly dropped dead from shock.

Flimston Bay has a secluded beach with rock pillars, which is a beautiful.

The Green Bridge of Wales is a truly impressive limestone arch and pedestal rock feature and would once have had a double arch span but  continuous weathering and erosion from the elements over millennia have reduced it to the present form. The pedestal rock nearby is all that remains of that second arch.

 

 

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06 Aug 2019 - FreeTimePays
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A special celebration of the Menai Bridge, 200 years since construction began.

Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams

With the 200 hundred years celebration taking place on Saturday 10th August since construction began on The Menai Suspension Bridge, we are showcasing the fantastic photography, from 'people with passion' capturing the Menai Bridge, in all its beauty, day & night, whatever the weather! 

 

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A special celebration of the Menai Bridge, 200 years since construction began.





Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams

With the 200 hundred years celebration taking place on Saturday 10th August since construction began on The Menai Suspension Bridge, we are showcasing the fantastic photography, from 'people with passion' capturing the Menai Bridge, in all its beauty, day & night, whatever the weather! 

 


The Menai Bridge links the Island of Anglesey to Bangor on the mainland.

The construction of the bridge began in 1819 and was designed by Thomas Telford, the bridge was completed in 1826. The celebrations of the world-famous bridge over the Menai Strait take place on Saturday 10th August 2019.

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Sian Monument

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy Sami Owen

 

Photography courtesy Sian Monument

 

Photography courtesy Brian Davies

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy W J Jones

 

Photography courtesy Terry Westwood

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy W J Jones

 

Photograpy courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Bleddyn Jones - Pearson

 

Photography courtesy Bleddyn Jones - Pearson

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy W J Jones

 

Photography courtesy Gareth Southworth

 

Photography courtesy W J Jones

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Sian Monument

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy Gareth Southworth

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Photography courtesy Phil Taylor

 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

 

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29 Jul 2019 - FreeTimePays
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Amazing photography of wildlife in Wales

Here is a stunning collection of just a few of the impressive range of wildlife photography from across Wales. 

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers  'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 

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Amazing photography of wildlife in Wales





Here is a stunning collection of just a few of the impressive range of wildlife photography from across Wales. 

Open the full post to view our selection of wonderful photography from highly talented photographers  'People with REAL Passion' for Wales. 


The beautiful iconic kingfisher

Photography courtesy Ade Ward

 

Photography courtesy Tony Batey-Isingrini

 

Photography courtesy Ian Humphreys 

 

The beautiful blue Tit are small birds with plain or colourful plumages, stout legs and strong feet

Photography courtesy Sorcha Lewis

 

The majestic beautiful Puffins at Skomer Island

Photography courtesy Sorcha Lewis

 

Photography courtesy Drew Buckley

 

Photography courtesy Drew Buckley

 

Photography courtesy Drew Buckley

 

Dolphins at Newquay West Wales Harbour 

Photography courtesy Kathryn Trott

 

Seals chilling at Pembrokeshire

Photography courtesy Sorcha Lewis

 

Red kites have made a remarkable comeback in Wales and the UK.

Photography courtesy Anthony Ward

 

Photography courtesy Tony Batey-Isingrini

 

A Heron catching his lunch, Forest Farm, Cardiff

Photography courtesy Tony Batey-Isingrini

 

The Tawny Owl is one of five found in Wales

Photography courtesy Sorcha Lewis

 

The red squirrel is threatened by the non-native grey squirrel, through disease. The main population are on Anglesey.

Photography courtesy Anthony Ward

 

Photography courtesy Sorcha Lewis

 

Wild Ponies Brecon Beacons, South Wales

Photography courtesy Ade Ward

 

Mynydd Llangorse, Brecon Beaons

Photography courtesy Jim Cossey

 

The Majestic Swan at The River', Moel Y Don, North Wales 

Photography courtesy Marilyn Williams

 

Swans only one partner for their entire life. They mate with the same partner till the bond is broken either because of death or if any partner is preyed. They are the symbol of true love.

Photography Courtesy Brian Finney

 

The black-and-white striped badger is an iconic species in the UK and our biggest land predator.

Photography courtesy Anthony Ward

 

Red Foxes live in a burrow 'earth' system. They scent-mark and has a very strong, recognizable odor.

Photograpy courtesy Ade Ward

 

 

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