As part of his attempt at walking the Cambrian Way, Richard Thomas (far left on picture) stopped off here at Byrdir. He managed to tackle the Cader Idris section and the Rhinog Mountains whilst staying with us. We were also happy to play host to his friends and wife who came to support him during what I think must be one of the more challenging sections of the walk.
The Cambrian Way is a fantastic concept. Starting from Cardiff, our capital city in the south then following a natural line of mountains that form a spine up the centre of Wales. The route has a fitting end, finishing in the majestic Conwy Castle in the north. I don’t think the walk is an official trail but is all the better for that perhaps. The walk remains under the radar to all but the most enthusiastic walker. The remoteness and quiet solitude is one of the walks greatest assets. ‘The mountain connoisseurs’ walk’
If you’re thinking of having a go yourself the CambrianWay.org.uk website is a good starting point.
Gabriella, our female welsh harlequin duck is sitting on ten eggs at the moment. We noticed that she’d been around less frequently at the beginning of June. So we quietly followed her one day and sure enough watched as see crept onto her nest hidden within some brambles and ferns near the river.
I think ducks have an incubation period of about 28 days so will look forward to what happens at the end of the month. Some friends in the village have already put their name forward as potential foster parents. There will be a strict inspection process naturally.
Jul 06th, 2010 | By admin | Category: Farm News
A quick update on our ducks:
7 out of the 10 eggs that Gabriella our Welsh Harlequin Duck has been sitting on have hatched successfully. She kept them in their nest for a day before all venturing out this morning to the pond. The last duckling needed a little bit of help to catch up so we’ve brought him in for a while to keep warm next to the aga. We’re all very exited as you can imagine, Del included.
Take advantage of our Summer Short Break Deals. Now that the weather has made a turn for the better its time to show off those legs once again. Our little part of north Wales has some of the best and cleanest beaches in Europe. So don’t forget your flip flops (socks optional).
Standard Rate: £32.50 per person per night including breakfast
Weekend Break: £87.75 per person (10% discount)
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Night. Including breakfasts.
Midweek Break: £104 per person (20% discount)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday night. Including breakfasts.