Featured in this issue of Welsh Country Magazine:
6 WELSH CONNECTIONS – Karen Foy wanders around Wrexham discovering its famous benefactors, iconic landmarks and ground breaking industry.
10 ON THE FLY – Tony Rees is pleased that our mild winter has helped the start of both the trout and salmon season to begin on a better note than for some years.
Out & About
11 STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes tells the sad tale of Violet Pick, who lay strangled on the historic Vauxhall Bridge over the Monnow in Monmouth, a place where such things never happen.
14 WALKING WALES – Tom Hutton takes us to Drygarn Fawr, one of the wildest walks we’ve ever featured, but also one of the most rewarding. Do choose a good day with good visibility if you want to enjoy the views and avoid micro navigation.
18 Eagles in wales – Lewis Phillips, a professional photographer gives us an insight into the Golden Eagle and the White Tailed Sea eagle, two magnificent birds.
20 NEWSROUND – A snapshot of what’s happening around Wales.
Eat, Drink & Sleep
22 BEST OF WELSH & BORDERS FOOD GUIDE – Please support our artisan food producers by sourcing the best food and drink from Wales & the Borders. It’s important that we all buy local Welsh food and drink.
28 WELSH KITCHEN – Four suggestions to help you solve your dinner dilemmas. BerryWorld Strawberry Rose petal and Pistachio Pavlova,
Brazilian Rib & Black Eyed Bean Salad, Celery, Spinach & Cucumber Juice Watercress and Garlic Dip with King Prawns.
30 WHERE TO EAT – Fabulous food, much of it local, in our selection of the best restaurants, bistros, inns and pubs.
32 FOOD LARDER – The latest news from our Best Of Welsh & Border producers.
33 HOT FROM THE KITCHEN –Mary Ann Gilchrist updates us on her transformation into a TV personality!
35 food festivals – Fabulous festivals that will be showcasing some of our artisan food and drink producers.
56 STAY AWHILE – If you can escape, do try one of our super places.
36 COFFEE BREAK – Test your skills with our crossword and suduko puzzles.
38 PICTORIAL WALES – A warm welcome back to Gary Short who is sharing some of his wonderful photographs with us.
45 ARTS – An easy way to source a special gift is to use one of our talented Welsh artists and craft makers.
48 PAMPER – A great selection of products with SPF and some great beauty ideas too.
52 MUSIC – Five varied CDs for you to enjoy.
52 GRUMPY OLD GEEZER – Grumpy worries about ‘free’ prescriptions.
53 POETRY – Martin Perry’s poem Goodbye to Chepstow has been beautifully illustrated by Jason O’Brien.
54 BOOKSHELF – Relax with one of our book choices.
61 GARDENING – Penny Davies from the National Gardening Scheme takes a look at the garden in high summer.
66 HOROSCOPES – Christine Chalklin gives her forecast for July and August.
67 NOTHING TO WEAR? – There’s clothing temptation from: Craghoppers, Didriksons, Joules and Jack Wolfskin.
64 WELSH COUNTRY MARKETPLACE