I was really honoured to write, along with my co-author Fiona Gale, a chapter for a recent publication all about Old Oswestry Hillfort. The book, edited by Tim Mallim and George Nash, is entitled ‘Old Oswestry Hillfort and its Landscape: Ancient Past, Uncertain Future’. Its title is a stark reminder that, for a few years […]
Just a reminder that UK viewers are getting the chance to watch Series 3 of Weatherman Walking, the Welsh Coast. You can now see episodes on Sunday mornings on BBC2. Filmed in 2020, not long after having Poppy, and with strict social distancing procedures, I present some fascinating features in three episodes of Weatherman Walking […]
Visit a church yard and you’d be hard pushed not to find a yew tree growing within. And they will date back a lot longer than the stone building they sit next to. Ever heard of the Seven Wonders of Wales? The yew trees of Overton-on-Dee church yard are one of them! Yew trees have […]
The final episode of this year’s Weatherman Walking airs this Friday, and I’m going for gold! This week, Derek, Matt and I are in the Fairbourne area and, after meeting Derek at the start of his walk, I head for the hills in search for stories about the Welsh Gold Rush. Derek finds out about […]
I felt right at home filming this week’s episode of Weatherman Walking – this week it is Deganwy to Llandudno! Tune in this Friday, BBC 1 Wales, 7.35pm, for the next episode of Weatherman Walking where Derek, Mo and I will be finding out more about one of my favourite areas on the Welsh coast. […]
The idea that Stonehenge’s bluestones – a number of stones making up one of the stone circles (yes, there is more than one!) – come from Pembrokeshire has been around for quite some time. But exactly where has been contested for just as long. In episode 2 of Weatherman Walking: The Welsh Coast Series 3, I speak to the person who solved this 5,500 year old mystery!
Join Poppy and I on our recent walk to Y Gop Hill, Trelawnyd, in our latest video. We spent a sunny afternoon visiting the Neolithic mound, which is not far from Prestatyn, Rhyl and St Asaph. The mound dates to the Neolithic period – the ‘New Stone Age’. In archaeology, the Stone Age is broken […]
I am so pleased to share that the new series of Weatherman Walking starts this Friday, 9th April. Filmed in 2020, not long after having Poppy, and with strict social distancing procedures, I present some fascinating features in three episodes of Weatherman Walking The Welsh Coast Series 3. You may also spot me in at […]