Some of Wales’ best kept secrets can only be seen in the depths of winter – wintering wildfowl, that fly back home in the spring; massive flocks of starlings gathering in a communal roost; ravens tumbling and playing high in the air, with their unmistakable ‘kronk, kronk’ call; clear blue skies and dustings of snow on the tops of the hills. Combine this with the warmth and hospitality of our country house hotels and you have the perfect magical winter break:
Winter Wildlife in Mid Wales, 3-night break Our base is by the beautiful Talyllyn Lake in mid Wales and includes a visit to Aberystwyth’s fabulous Arts Centre. Wonderful red kites, flocking starlings, wintering wildfowl and geese at Ynys Hir – and the warmth and cheer of a good fire and good food! Enquire for a bespoke break.
Winter Wildlife in South Wales A weekend in the charismatic Gwent Levels, with wintering wildfowl and waders. Starlings may still be flying into the reedbeds by the mouth of the Usk to roost in the evenings. The magical Magor Marsh will share some of its other-worldly secrets with us. There’s fabulous food and hospitality for warmth and cheer, and maybe a taster of some of the history of Welsh life. Enquire for a bespoke break.
Farewell to Winter, 3-night break, arr Fri 1st- leave Mon 4th March 2013. Back to Talyllyn, with days becoming noticeably longer, and a few early spring flowers around. Our visiting winter wildlife will still be in residence, and we may venture slightly further afield to Lake Vyrnwy. In Aberystwyth, the starlings are still likely to be performing their acrobatics on the pier, and red kites will still be flocking to be fed at Nant yr Arian.