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 Nov-Dec 2018 issue:
FISHING – Tony Rees explains about the Salmon and Trout Conservation, a body that gives Welsh anglers a stronger voice.
STORIES IN STONE – Geoff Brookes found researching the life and diaries of Vicar Francis Kilvert fascinating.
WALKING WALES – Tom Hutton’s walk is to the Dyfi Hills which are among Snowdonia’s southernmost mountains, yet few people ever make the effort to climb to their summits.
PICTORIAL WALES – Delighted to showcase some of the work from the amazing photographer Gary Short.
GARDENING – The National Gardening Scheme looks at the late Autumn garden.
Kath Rhodes editor of Welsh Country commented:-
I always end up trying to complete this issue, whilst wishing to forget that I’ve also to get Jan/Feb 2019 done before the Christmas break and getting companies to think about Valentine’s Day in November, is no easy task. But just where has this year gone as it’s flown by?
Blessed with one of the most beautiful summers we’ve had for many a year, it’s wonderful to see so many tourists still here in Wales as I write this in September. The weather has given our tourist sector the biggest boost and it’s just what was wanted and needed! I have to start trying to plan Christmas gifts in July and realise how out of sync I am when everyone else is talking about sun cream and spray tans. One bonus of coming out with a Christmas issue in November is that it gives our readers time to sort out their Christmas shopping. It goes without saying that I hope our readers support our advertisers as the quality of our arts and crafts makers and our Welsh food and drink producers are first class. Most of them have websites and are quite used to dealing with mail order which really does make life easier. Please don’t automatically think of buying from the ‘big boys’, when instead you can support businesses here in Wales, many of which are micro companies. The additional bonus is that money spent in Wales, stays in Wales and is a much needed boost to our economy. But if online shopping isn’t for you you’ll find lots of local traders at Christmas Fairs and festivals.
We all have tricky people to buy for over the festive period but why not look at weekend breaks from our ‘Stay A While’ pages or talk to our ‘Where To Eat’ advertisers and arrange a voucher so you can treat family or friends to a lunch or dinner. Forgive the blatant plug, but my final suggestion is a subscription to Welsh Country magazine which is a gift that carries on giving through the year. Just visit our website, book your subscription and we’ll do the rest. As a publisher we are reliant on advertisers and I must say a huge thank you to them as they are so supportive to us, in fact some have been with us since we first published in 2005 – now that’s loyalty!
We’ve had some great feedback on our revamp of Welsh Country magazine and I’m sure we’ll keep playing and tweaking as Welsh Country was long overdue for a facelift. Let me know what you think, well maybe only if you love the new look!
Until next time……..
If you would like to read a snippet of each or any of the articles mentioned above, CLICK HERE