Cardiff: Roald Dahl

    ROALD DAHL (1916-1990) In the nineteenth century, Cardiff was the world’s largest coal exporting port, and this created a diaspora around the docks of migrant communities from up to 45 nationalities that served the shipping business. These included Norwegian, Somali, Yemeni, Spanish, Italian, Maltese, Caribbean and Irish people, creating the unique multicultural character of the […]


    Laugharne: Dylan Thomas

     ‘The funny thing is I find myself going back again and again’ KEY DATA Terrain: easy Starting point: Laugharne Castle car park, SA33 4SF Distance: 6.1 km (3.8 miles) Walking time: 1 hr 48 mins OS Map: 177. The map can be viewed online at  Facilities: shops, pub, toilets DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953) We tend to […]


    The Vale of Clwyd & Offa’s Dyke: Gerard Manley Hopkins

     ‘The true Arcadia of wild beauty’ ‘Always to me the Mother of Muses’ The inspiration for this walk…The selected poems of GM Hopkins More than any other poet perhaps Gerard Manley Hopkins seemed to us to be the perfect poet to study when you are first getting into poetry: there were so many terms he […]