Monday, 22 April 2019

Easter Monday and hardly a car in sight!

 We live in North Wales which is very popular with tourists so with the promise of glorious weather this weekend for Rhe Bank Holiday our general rule is stay off the roads!!We have done that for three days but fancied a bit of a ride out today.When we have been going to Snowdonia (the quiet way) we go over a bridge in a little hamlet and there is a road off to the right going up the river valley but fairly flat at this point.I have been intrigued by it so off we went.The idea being have a quiet walk along the river,fairly flat(I like flat).Within a couple of hundred yards we came upon this church.No sign on the road to it.It was open so we went inside.It is the 13th century church of St Michael on the banks of the River Alwen which flows into the River Dee.What a surprise .We have drive along this road for 40 years and did not know this church existed.This landscape has inspired poets and writers for centuries including William Wordsworth.How amazing is that.Wordworth's poem Vale of Meditation was based on this.




 A lovely bunch of primroses outside the church.

A view inside.The photo at the top was a carved Druids chairs close by.
I really have no idea how the photos have gone out of order.Sorry.
So our little trip gave us a brilliant find and we encountered no traffic only wonderful views.A little bit misty for photos.
The church was in the village of Llanfihangel.

14 comments:

  1. What a lovely ride out.
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  2. A very pretty church and a delightful find.

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  5. Sounds like just my kind of day out. Like you we stay around home and away from busy roads and places to visit. The church looks wonderful:)

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  6. How lovely to discover this little hidden gem, it just goes to show that it pays to go exploring off the beaten track. I just wanted to thank you for the lovely comment you left on my last post about the death of my mum, it was very much appreciated and helped so much to know that people were thinking of me at this sad time xx

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  7. Didn't we have lovely Easter weather! It makes such a difference. Lucky you knowing the quiet roads. Like you, we usually avoid driving on bank holidays.

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  8. The church is so beautiful. Glad you found it and got to expole.

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  9. LOVE it, I love history and a good tromp through an historic cemetery and the church...wow, can certainly see what it has inspired so many. Glad you had such a wonderful explore.

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  10. Waving hello as I pop round making my blog rounds. Hope you're doing well.

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  11. Waving hello again as I make my blog rounds. Hope you're ok, it's been awhile since we've heard from you.

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