Monday, June 29, 2009

The Gwaun Valley

or the mysterious Gwaun Valley, as it's sometimes referred to... Pembrokeshire is mostly about the coast, but this lush green valley is hidden away between the Preseli Hills and the port of Fishguard where the Gwaun flows into the sea by the Lower Town (also pictured). It's difficult to even find the road that goes there, it's only a small B-road, and once you're there you enter a beautiful and mostly fairly steep valley with ancient woodland, and the occasional meadow, bridge or farmhouse. Apparently people there still follow the Gregorian calendar and all sorts of other old traditions, and it certainly feels like a forgotten place that's left as it's always been...on that day it had rained all morning so it was very green everywhere!