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April 2014

Find out more about the Wye Valley in a programme of walks and talks put together for the inaugural Wye Valley River Festival, an exciting event from 3 to 18 May which illuminates the history and beauty of this magical landscape and the issues that threaten it.

In the timely debate, Soil and Water, Simon Evans, Deputy Director of The Wye and Usk Foundation, explores the impact of soil erosion upon river wildlife and its links with water management and flooding. The talk is being organised as part of an imaginative collaboration of artists, communities and conservation experts spearheaded by the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership which encourages locals and visitors to celebrate nature, culture, landscape and life along the River Wye.

Read more: Walking And Talking At The Wye Valley River Festival

April 2014

We have finally heard from the BBC that our episode of BBC Antique Roadshow that was filmed at the Hall last July, will now be shown on 27th April – busy day for us as it’s the same day as our Wedding Fair!  

On Thursday the 4th July 2013, Gregynog Hall opened its grounds to host the Antiques Roadshow.

BBC One’s ever popular Sunday evening programme Antiques Roadshow were filming for its 36th series at the venue, which was recently named as Wales newest National Nature Reserve for the rich mosaic of parkland and ancient woodlands in the Hall’s grounds.

Read more: Gregynog Hall on BBC Antique Roadshow

March 2014

20% off a 3-day walking break in the Brecon Beacons!

Explore the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains with an experienced guide from a delightful guesthouse in Crickhowell in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Full board with en suite accommodation at Park Place.

The dates

16 – 19 June 2014

Read more: Dragon Trails Special Offer In The Brecon Beacons

April 2014

This Easter at Llanerchaeron there will be daily activities throughout the school holidays.


Spring is one of the busiest times of year for the farm. Don’t miss out on the chance to see our lambs being born or feeding our pet lambs. You’ll also be able to see our piglets, chicks, calves and goslings.

Read more: Easter at Llanerchaeron

March 2014

There’s lots going on at Y Talbot! March has proved to be a very strong month for our rooms, restaurant and pub so hopefully that augurs well for the summer.

We have launched our new spring/summer menu and customer feedback has been really good. New dishes include Y Talbot scotch eggs and Pantysgawn goats cheese tortellini for starters, confit duck leg with white bean and chorizo cassoulet and braised neck of Cambrian lamb for mains, whilst desserts include iced nougatine parfait and carpaccio of pineapple.

We have also nearly completed the landscaping of our south facing rear gardens with a view to opening for Easter. The landscaping includes three tiered terraced seating areas for eating and al fresco dining whilst the slopes are planted with heathers and flowering shrubs, we look forward to seeing everything in full bloom this summer.

Read more: Springtime At Y Talbot

March 2014

Intensive Welsh Course for Welsh learners at all levels (NB complete beginners to start 28/07/14), Residential or Non-residential, 28/07/14 – 22/08/14. Closing date: 13/06/14.

The course can be attended on a residential (self-catering) or non-residential basis.

Residential students will be accommodated in the University’s halls of residence (en-suite or non en-suite) on Penglais Campus. This accommodation is conveniently located just a short walk from P5, where our classrooms are located.

Aberystwyth is a vibrant university town located in the heart of Wales, on the beautiful Cardigan coastline. Whether you choose to spend your spare time walking, sightseeing, socialising or just relaxing, Aberystwyth has plenty to offer.

Read more: Give Your Welsh A Boost This Summer With Welsh For Adults

March 2014

Powys County Council is helping to build a brighter future by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour, a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.

On 29 March, at 8.30pm, thousands of iconic landmarks, businesses and schools will show their support for our brilliant world. Earth Hour’s unique display of darkness has become a global phenomenon with millions of individuals coming together each year. 2013 saw a record-breaking 154 countries join the world’s biggest celebration under the stars.

Last year in Wales over 250 schools, half of Welsh councils and 30 Assembly Members from all parties supported Earth Hour.

Many iconic Welsh buildings joined in, including Conwy Castle, Castell Coach, Caernarfon Castle, Caerphilly Castle, Conwy Castle; Bangor and Aberystwyth Universities, Wales Millennium Centre, The Oval, the Senedd, St David's Hotel, the National Library in Wales and more.

Cllr Steve Davies, Cabinet Member responsible for Sustainability, said: “‘We are proud to support Earth Hour, which is such a great and inspiring event. Everyone can make a difference to help protect our planet and we all have a key role to play.”

Everyone can sign up for WWF’s Earth Hour 2014. For more information and to sign up please visit www.wwf.org.uk/earthhour.


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