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Landscape Wales

Rory Trappe | Criccieth mid Winter

Criccieth mid Winter

Criccieth is a beautiful seaside resort town on Cardigan Bay, on the Southern side of the Llyn Peninsula. Known as the ‘Pearl of Wales on the Shores of Snowdonia’, this attractive Victorian seaside resort is popular with tourists for its fantastic beaches and its traditional Welsh charm. The town began developing into a seaside resort back in 1868, when the Welsh Coast railways were beginning to be constructed. Since then, Criccieth has become a popular location for those seeking relaxing coastal breaks in the UK. The beach is separated into two different areas, both with incredible views of the surrounding Snowdonia Mountains. The beach is known for its tranquil atmosphere, you won’t find an abundance of amusements or arcades, making it the perfect location for a peaceful morning or evening walk.
Rory Trappe | Goslings

Goslings

Gosling is a specialized term for a young baby goose, typically still covered with soft, fluffy down feathers and unable to fly. Because these chicks are precocial, however, even at a young age they can easily forage on their own and both walk and swim well. Despite the amount of independence they have immediately after hatching, however, goslings stay in a family flock under the protective eyes of their parents for several weeks or months.,snowdonia
Rory Trappe | Ynys Llanddwyn

Ynys Llanddwyn

Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings makes it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration.
Rory Trappe | Ynys Llanddwyn

Ynys Llanddwyn

Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings makes it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration.
Rory Trappe | Sheepdog in Heather

Sheepdog in Heather

A sheepdog in heather at the Ogwen valley
Rory Trappe | Ynys Llanddwyn - Lighthouse

Ynys Llanddwyn - Lighthouse

Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings makes it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration.
Rory Trappe | Post box

Post box

A Royal mail post box at Blaenau ffestiniog, North Wales
Rory Trappe | Hir Ynys

Hir Ynys

Hir Ynys with Moel y Gest in the background
Rory Trappe | Criccieth castle

Criccieth castle

A view of criccieth castle from the beach. I have to admit that I forgot to take my wellies with me on this occasion so I ended up with wet feet. I was fortunate with the sky as it had been overcast all day.
Rory Trappe | Criccieth beach

Criccieth beach

Criccieth has two beaches and they have some impressive boulders which become visible once the tide goes out. On top of the hill in the distance is the remains of Criccieth castle.
Rory Trappe | Seaweed and surf

Seaweed and surf

A mid winter scene at Cricieth, North Wales. Famous for it’s castle which I have included in the shot.
Rory Trappe | Llanddwyn

Llanddwyn

Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn) is a magical place. Located at the far end of a pleasant beach near Newborough Warren, this narrow finger of land is an ideal picnic site during fine weather, but also an exhilarating place when the winter winds blow. Its rolling dunes, large rock outcrops and mixture of historic buildings makes it an ideal place for an afternoon of exploration.
Rory Trappe | Borth y Gest

Borth y Gest

An early morning view of borth y Gest looking north towards the moelwyn mountain range
Rory Trappe | Powder house

Powder house

The Powder House (Y Cwt Pwdr) dates to the mid-18th Century and takes its name from its original use as a store for the gun powder unloaded from ships for use in the local slate mines.. In approximately 1897, the then redundant gunpowder store was converted into a dwelling house.
Rory Trappe | Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog

A view of Blaenau ffestiniog taken December 2020
Rory Trappe | Slate fence

Slate fence

High in the boggy hilsides of some parts of Wales materials were scarce to make fences so the farmers resorted to using slate sawn ends. They were usually surrounding a mineshaft or a very boggy area to prevent livestock from falling in or getting stuck.
Rory Trappe | Blaenau Ffestiniog town centre

Blaenau Ffestiniog town centre

A view of the town centre at Christmas time
Rory Trappe | Birch trees and Bluebells

Birch trees and Bluebells

A forest scene of Birch trees and bluebells
Rory Trappe | Tu Hwnt i'r Bont

Tu Hwnt i'r Bont

Tu Hwnt i'r Bont tearooms at Llanrwst. Located on the banks of the Conwy river it is a very popular tearoom with excellent views along the riverbank. As an added bonus if the traffic is busy you can watch,from the tearooms, the drivers argue as to who has the right of way over the single lane bridge which connects Llanrwst . with to Trefriw. Road rage at it's best ;-)
Rory Trappe | Horses on Llanddwyn

Horses on Llanddwyn

Some wild horses on the tidal island of Llanddwyb on the south east coasy of Anglesey