Featured in this issue of Welsh Country Magazine:
6 WELSH CONNECTIONS – For her last article for WCM Karen Foy discovers more about our Patron Saint, Saint David.
9 FISHING – Tony Rees explains more about the New Rod Licence Structure which has now been accepted and approved by the Welsh Assembly Government.
Out & About
11 STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes tells the tale of William Butler who said: “I never did do it”. But who believed him?
14 WALKING WALES – Tom Hutton walks the Tarren Hills but suggests you choose a good day to make the most of the views over the coast, the impressive Calder Idris and the northern end of the imposing Cambrian Mountains.
18 BIODIVERSITY HOTSPOTS – Liam Olds explains a little about colliery spoil tips – hotspots for biodiversity.
20 THE RAVEN – Simon Smith gives his view on a game of chess, beautifully illustrated by Ditta Foldesi-Szalkai.
22 NEWSROUND – A snapshot of what’s happening around Wales.
Eat, Drink & Sleep
24 BEST OF WELSH & BORDERS FOOD GUIDE – Do use our listing to source the best food and drink in Wales & the Borders.
30 WELSH KITCHEN – Four suggestions to help you solve your meal and snack dilemmas: Sweet Gem & Cod Braised with Peas, Pasta Vongole, Sweet Potato Pancakes and Strawberry and BerryWorld Blackberry crumble.
32 WHERE TO EAT – Fabulous food, much of it local in our selection of the best restaurants, bistros, inns and pubs.
34 FOOD LARDER – The latest news from our Best of Welsh & Border producers.
35 HOT FROM THE KITCHEN – Chef Mary Ann Gilchrist worries that Visit Wales will not get enough visitors to explore areas like mid Wales.
56 STAY AWHILE – If you can escape for a break, do try one of our super places.
37 GRUMPY OLD GEEZER – Has huge concerns about Welsh Water.
37 MUSIC – Our choice of four CDs.
38 PICTORIAL WALES – A warm welcome to Thomas Winstone who shares with us a selection of his amazing photographs.
43 POERTY – A poem from Alun Davies with a clever illustration from Welsh Country’s designer Zoe Gladwin.
45 ARTS – Use our fabulous artists and crafts people to find that perfect present.
47 BOOKSHELF – Our book choices that we hope you’ll enjoy.
48 PARSON & PUBLICAN – A new feature this issue is from The Parson & The Publican – what a mix!
50 PAMPER – Some gift ideas for Mother’s Day.
61 GARDENING – Penny Davies from the National Gardening Scheme explains about the early spring garden.
66 HOROSCOPES – Christine Chalklin gives her forecast for March and April.
67 NOTHING TO WEAR? – There’s clothing temptation from: Craghoppers, Didriksons, Teva and Weird Fish.
64 WELSH COUNTRY MARKETPLACE