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 Tony Rees is happy as fishing on most lakes and reservoirs has already commenced.
STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes shares the story of Gwenllian, our very own fighting princess.
WALKING IN WALES – Tom Hutton goes on a lovely walk that starts in low, lush woodland then climbs steadily through colourful gorse that eventually delivers you on the 2 highest summits in the national park.
PICTORIAL WALES – Talented photographer Craig Kirkwood showcases some of his work and his new book.
GARDENING – The National Gardening Scheme takes a look at the Early Summer Garden.
Kath Rhodes editor of Welsh Country commented:-
A s I start trying to put some thoughts together for this piece my mind keeps thinking about the weather. The last few months have been weird, weather-wise and of course my concerns are always with those involved in our Welsh tourism sector and know I will not be alone in crossing my fingers and hoping for a repeat of last year’s stunning summer. I’m hoping more people will decide to forget the gamble on a foreign holiday with possible currency worries and that they’ll plump for a stay-cation, to holiday at home and perhaps on their list of possible destinations Wales will be at the top of their list for this year. I have to trust that Visit Wales has got all their plans in place and are not just focusing their efforts on getting people from abroad to visit our shores. Visit Wales must be targeting the UK and Ireland and also not forget the people already living here in Wales to visit another area of the country. I’m puzzled that many people in the north rarely visit the south and vice versa and of course that applies west to east as well. Forgive me for mentioning tourism on a regular basis but most of us are aware how vital tourism is to the Welsh economy.
Now back to my very favourite topic and that’s Welsh food and drink and I’m always looking forward to May which is when our food festival season kicks off. I was hoping for a break for the Spring Bank holiday, but the reality means I’ll be working and visiting the Cowbridge Food & Drink Festival and also the Really Wild Food & Countryside Festival in St Davids, Pembrokeshire. I’m delighted to see that Really Wild is back in a new venue after a lull for a couple of years as it has always been a fun family event with an emphasis on foraging, whilst Cowbridge grows from strength to strength as a festival and this year has a focus on Veganism. Both these festivals are favourites of mine and hopefully you might be able to get to one of them and if you do please come and say hello.
As we run so early it’s quite a struggle getting in ideas for Father’s Day as companies are still sending me press releases about Mother’s Day and Easter! But I’ve got some suggestions for Dad’s Day, so please don’t forget to use our artists and craft makers or maybe visit one of our lovely restaurants or eateries or even book a weekend away. We’ve lots of suggestions for you.
Until next time…
If you would like to read a snippet of each or any of the articles mentioned above, CLICK HERE