The Last Llanwddyn Folk and Acoustic Weekend

On a gloriously sunny weekend at the beginning of September, we took our campervan up to Llanwddyn for the ninth and final Llanwddyn Folk & Acoustic Weekend

Photo 1: Crumpled & Well-thumbed Last Programme

We are not quite sure how many of these weekends we have attended, but at least five out of the nine. A varied and excellent line-up although Steve Turner called off at the last minute. Chris While and Julie Matthews topped the bill (literally and performance-wise) with great support from the other artists (our favourites were Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Jaywalkers, Chris Brain, and, of course, our hosts Ruth & Ken Powell).

Photo 2: Ornate Gate in the Village

The surrounding area is well worth a visit, especially if you enjoy the outdoors, great scenery and nature.  Our stay this time was relatively brief as we needed to be home on Sunday to greet visiting family members. We had just enough time for a round the Lake (Vyrnwy) trip that included a walk up to the Rhiwagor Waterfall ...

Photo 3: Rhiwagor Waterfall in the Distance

Photo 4: Getting Closer

Photo 5: Close-up and Personal

The sound of running water can be calming and restful or, as in this case, invigorating ...

Video 1: The Bottom Stretch of Rhiwagor Waterfall

If you prefer calming, maybe this slo-mo footage of the same bit of the Rhiwagor Waterfall is more to your taste ...

Video 2: Slo-mo of Rhiwagor Waterfall (lower section)

On the way back to the campsite, we called in on the Centenary Hide at the north end of the lake but there were no birds on show. There were, however, some interesting moss-covered walls and tree stumps ...

Photo 6: Moss-covered Wall near Centenary Bird Hide

Photo 7: Moss-covered Tree Stumps near Centenary Bird Hide

Photo 8: Moss-covered Tree Stump near Centenary Bird Hide

Mary insisted on stopping off at the beginning of the Giants of Vyrnwy trail to see this sculpture (the one on the left) ...

Photo 9: A magnificent site to behold

Photo 10: And in close-up (I'm joking!!)

As usual, there is plenty of water in Wales such as this waterfall on the Giants of Vyrnwy trail ...

Video 3: Waterfall on the Giants of Vyrnwy Trail

Just a short two-day stay but great fun - never to be repeated.


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