Tag Archives: Natural Resources Wales

Cambrian Mountains: unfinished business

With the government’s welcome announcement last month that the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks are to be extended, another chapter in the long history of our protected landscapes closes.  But the vision of Arthur Hobhouse in 1947 has still … Continue reading

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Llanymynech limeworks

My disappointment about the walk organised by Natural Resources Wales at Meifod, Powys, on 4 August was offset by my afternoon visit to Underhill Farm and the Llanymynech Limeworks Heritage Area. Underhill Farm is just in Shropshire, close to the Powys border. … Continue reading

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Why all in black?

I don’t know who decided that the outdoor uniform for Natural Resources Wales (NRW) staff should be black, but it was unfortunate—for NRW can’t want to appear either funereal or fascist.   The uniforms were much in evidence when I joined the walk … Continue reading

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A St David’s day wish

If I could ask the Welsh Government for a St David’s day wish, it would be this. Complete the unfinished business for the splendid Cambrian Mountains which occupy the heart of Wales.  Recognise their glory and fragility.  Designate them an Area of Outstanding … Continue reading

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