Featured in this issue of Welsh Country Magazine:
6 WELSH CONNECTIONS – The Judge’s Lodgings in the tiny border town of Presteigne has been called ‘truly inspirational’ by HRH Prince of Wales.
9 MADE IN WALES – John Jones shares with us his family story of Edward Parry Jones, officer of the Crown, Prison Governor 1846 – 1917.
10 FISHING – Tony Rees reviews the 26th Rivers International Fly Fishing Competition between England, Scotland and Ireland that took place recently on the River Ebbw.
Out & About
11 STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes takes us to Myddfai, a precious place, a village with its very own myths and legends, where many consider that it represents the birthplace of modern medicine.
14 WALKING WALES – Tom Hutton believes that if it was possible to capture the variety and beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast in just one walk, the Ramsey Sound is that walk.
18 NEWSROUND – A snapshot of what’s happening around Wales.
Eat, Drink & Sleep
20 BEST OF WELSH & BORDERS FOOD GUIDE – Please use our listing to source the best food and drink in Wales and the Borders.
26 WELSH KITCHEN – Four suggestions to help you solve your meal dilemmas: Asparagus, Salmon & Pumpkin Rice Bowl, Prawn Po-Boy Sandwich, Sweet Chilli Halloumi Crunch Wrap and Halloween BerryWorld Strawberry Ghosts
28 WHERE TO EAT – Fabulous food, much of it sourced locally, in our selection of the best restaurants, bistros, inns and pubs.
29 FOOD FESTIVALS – Latest news from food festivals.
30 WELSH HOSPITALITY – Why skills are needed in the food sector.
32 FOOD LARDER – Updates from our Best Of Welsh & Border producers.
34 GREAT TASTE AWARDS – Best of Welsh 3 star winners.
35 DADDIES – Simon Smith takes a picnic to the lake.
36 PARSON & THE PUBLICAN – The intrepid pair look over St Matthew’s church, Llandefalle before receiving and warm welcome in the bar at the Felin Fach Griffin just a short rally drive over the hill from Llandefalle.
56 STAY AWHILE – Some great suggestions if you can escape for a break.
38 PICTORIAL WALES – Ryan Williams’ super selection of photographs hailing the arrival of the cuckoo.
43 POETRY – Martin Perry’s poem, ‘The Coming Of A Seal’ beautifully illustrated by Zoe Gladwin.
44 ARTS – Check out the talented artists we are working with.
47 BOOKSHELF – Our book choices for this issue.
48 PAMPER – Beauty ideas and treats to take you into winter.
53 GRUMPY OLD GEEZER – is still cross about car parking charges.
53 MUSIC – Five varied CDs for you to enjoy.
61 GARDENING – Penny Davies from the National Gardening Scheme discusses the early Autumn garden.
66 HOROSCOPES – Christine Chalklin gives her forecast for September and October.
67 NOTHING TO WEAR? –
There’s clothing temptation from: Schoffel, Sherpa, Oboz and Weird Fish.
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