My walk this week is a Winter wander in the West Wales countryside around Narberth. There had been a layer of snow in the morning but by the time I was able to explore this footpath from the town, the sun had all but cleared it and the only evidence was a thin strip or two in the lee of lane-side hedges.
I have visited the attractive town of Narberth on a number of occasions and the purpose of going has mostly been to view the exhibitions held in the excellent Oriel Q Gallery in the Queens Hall. I had a small exhibition of my tapestry weaving there at the end of 2017 and had hoped to have another, larger show this year. Unfortunately, while I was successful in my application for an Arts Council of Wales R & D grant, Oriel Q has lost its Arts Council funding and the future of the gallery its therefore in doubt, with only the support of volunteers to keep it going.
On this occasion I was pleased to get the opportunity to explore this footpath leading out into the surrounding countryside and completed a circuit, starting out in local woodland and returning along the small lanes and roads.
Countryside Walk Soundscape
The sound of running water is often a feature of the field recording I do in Wales. The lush footpath verges, dripping with moss and ferns as well as numerous rivulets running across my route, are unavoidable and one of the most cheering aspects of a walk like this.
Click the play button above and then the first image to listen and look through the features of my walk this week.