Tag: Chepstow

Offa’s Dyke Path, day 2: Chepstow to Bigsweir

May 20, 2019 0 Comments
Offa’s Dyke Path, day 2: Chepstow to Bigsweir

After breakfast we wait for three more guestwalkers, J, G and A.  It’s unusual to have as many as six in the group, and there can be drawbacks – losing members by accident on the way, for example – but it makes for a rich mix of character and conversation.  We cross the old iron […]

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Offa’s Dyke Path, day 1: Sedbury Cliffs to Chepstow

May 19, 2019 0 Comments
Offa’s Dyke Path, day 1: Sedbury Cliffs to Chepstow

A couple of ancient carriages, probably scheduled to be replaced by Transport for Wales in the year 2030, rattle their way into Chepstow Station.  One of the few adverts inside is for a useful sounding firm called Simple Cremations.  As we get out it’s raining hard, and C and I dive into the station café […]

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Wales Coast Path, day 1: Chepstow from Caldicot

July 4, 2014 2 Comments
Wales Coast Path, day 1: Chepstow from Caldicot

A day of dogs and bridges. Dogs first. We start from the railway station at Caldicot, three of us this time. The path to the motorway and across to the coastline is studded with notices, official and handwritten, about the absolute unacceptability of dog shit. We try to construct a history that accounts for this […]

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A brief note on bedside books

September 24, 2013 0 Comments
A brief note on bedside books

Back in the days when Glyn Tegai Hughes and R. Gerallt Jones were Wardens there was a custom that most overnight visitors to Gregynog appreciated as an unusual but delightful practice.  Somewhere in your bedroom – usually on the mantlepiece if you were placed in the old house – you’d find a small collection of […]

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