How Green was my Valley


Just one of the many green valleys that lie within the Berwyn Mountain range in Wales.  Surprisingly they have not really been discovered by the many of the Tourists, who head to Snowdonia or hurry down the A5 to the Welsh Coast….. which makes for a tranquil location.  The Berwyn’s straddle the Welsh county boundaries of Powys and Denbighshire, just over the Shropshire border of England. Natural beauty and excellent hill farming country are their main claim to fame.

Much earlier, back in 1165 the Armies of the English King Henry II, found them a barrier in their attempts to cross into Wales to subdue the “Welsh rebels”.    It has long been suggested that King Henry later changed course, and went round the Berwyn’s.  Not because of any physical difficulties, but more because of persistent rains that hampered progress and demoralised his troops.  Maybe it is those rains that make the valleys so green!

Rain or shine and no matter where you are…

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

22nd April

(C) David Oakes 2021

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