Welsh Country Magazine is the pan Wales magazine that is essential reading for those that are passionate about the countryside of Wales, Welsh Food, Arts in Wales, the history of Wales and its people, lifestyle, gardening and much more. Here’s a list of just some of the fascinating articles that feature in the Mar-Apr 2019 issue:
FISHING – Tony Rees tells us why he and his friends have a huge amount of optimism in the angling world.
STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes tells the tale of Thomas Johnes who had a mad idea that you could tame and order a landscape as wild and extensive as the Ystwyth Valley.
WALKING IN WALES – Tom Hutton explores the mountains of the northern Carneddau range which feel quite different to most of Snowdonia’s peaks – bare and rounded with only modest dips between summits.
PICTORIAL WALES – Janet Baxter gives a photographer’s view of Spring Wales.
GARDENING – The National Gardening Scheme take us through the early Spring garden.
Kath Rhodes editor of Welsh Country commented:-
I’m always weeks and weeks ahead writing this copy as I’m not allowed to miss our print deadline, but so far, in West Wales we’ve thankfully missed out on snow and sleet, although sadly not escaped the endless rain hence our frequent unfunny jokes about building an ark! Now we have St David’s Day and Easter to look forward to and I’m sure all businesses involved in the tourist sector will now be geared up to fling their doors open to welcome more visitors to Wales. I know I’m constantly saying this and sounding like a stuck record, but our tourism sector is vital to the Welsh economy. Last year we were blessed with endless sunny weather which saw Wales enjoy a boom in visitor numbers as many plumped for a staycation. The boost in visitor numbers was much needed and it was great that so many visitors flocked to Wales and then of course enjoyed their time spent here. When you live in Wales it is so easy to take for granted our beautiful surroundings, but then being a kind, generous person, I’m more than happy to share Wales with our visitors.
Mother’s Day cannot be forgotten and it is an important to spoil mothers if you are lucky enough to still have your mum with you. If not some flowers in your home would be a lovely gesture to remember your mum. But to help with Mother’s Day gifts our Pamper pages offer some great ideas for beauty products, but I’d also like to suggest that you check out our artists and craft makers featured in Welsh Country magazine for that extra special gift that’s actually been lovingly crafted here in Wales. Many of us take great pride in giving a gift to family or friends that really has been ‘Made In Wales’ and not a mass-produced item imported from a far flung country.
As 2019 rolls along rather too quickly, many organisers, volunteers and producers are getting prepared for the food festival season. This is another area which is important to the Welsh economy Wales and is also a huge draw for visitors. It’s still too early for a list of Welsh Government supported food festivals but as soon as I get it I’ll post it on our website welshcountry.co.uk. Regular readers will be well aware of my obsession with Welsh food and drink and for me visiting food festivals and local produce markets are always a treat and great fun. I really don’t think our selection of Welsh food and drink can be bettered and alright, I know I’m biased living here but I’m still convinced not many people will argue with me. As always I urge you to visit your local food festival and if you can manage it take a weekend break to one of the larger events.
Until next time…
If you would like to read a snippet of each or any of the articles mentioned above, CLICK HERE