Friday, 22 February 2008

Cilgerran/Cenarth

Took a trip to the pet food warehouse today, I've discovered that now I have less Jackdaws and Collared Doves coming to the garden, the Bucktons wild bird seed mix is preferred to the one I can get nearer to home, it has smaller seeds in it, whereas the other makes have a lot more corn, which is getting left and wasted on the garden (I will be able to grown my own crop of corn soon...)

On the way over the bridge I spotted a small flock of Canada geese on the bank and a pair of swans, so thought I'd take a different walk to the one I normally do, on the way back. Big mistake! Despite the lack of rain, the footpath was really boggy and messy, so I only walked a short way, then cut back into the grounds of the Castle hotel as I noticed other people walking their dogs through the driveway, I'd always thought it was private but apparently not. There were some amazing trees, years old, so it made a nice change. I also read on the board at the gateway they do all sorts of meals, and afternoon teas. Hmmmm. Maybe next time.

So anyway, as it was such a short walk, I decided to stop at Cenarth Falls on the way home.....

(Oh and by the way, Cilgerran and Cenarth are pronounced as if spelt with a K as in Kil and Ken...the Welsh C is a hard sound)













and so on to Cenarth Falls. This is a huge tourist attraction, although being February a lot of the places are still shut up for the winter, but nevertheless, still plenty to see and do. In October, lots of people come to see the Salmon leaping up the falls heading upstream to spawn. They also still use the traditional Coracles for fishing, which are tiny boats.

Never tire of seeing the falls, although because of the distinct lack of rain lately (thankfully, no complaints of course...) the water was very low and the falls were quite subdued. Couple of Mallard Drakes were the only bird life visible, although could hear Robins singing up in the trees. Everywhere is smothered with snowdrops, primroses and daffodils at present, very pretty.

You can read more about the area on their website - http://www.visitcenarth.co.uk/cenarthfalls.htm













8 comments:

oldcrow61 said...

Lovely shots!

Pete said...

really nice jan

leazwell said...

The stretch of good weather seems to have ushered in a tranquility that bubbles gently through your posts. I'm enjoying it with you.

Mary said...

Jan, it looks so pretty......maybe one day we will come visit.

nicola said...

I hear sainsburys have a better class of man!!! Ha ha, really looking forward to easter, we are so on the pull!!!!! This town will not know what has hit it!!!!

Janine said...

Looks a neat place. Bet it is beautiful in summer when its all green. Whats all this about man-catching?!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if you actually saw any Coracles in action. What are they made of? Photos would be nice.

Jan said...

I didn't see any coracles anon, they only use them at certain times of the year I think. If you're interested though, he's a bit I found about them - http://pilgrim.ceredigion.gov.uk/index.cfm?articleid=1241