Reflections on the Walk

Still reflecting on the Winter Lakeside Walk, here are two more images from Llyn Llech Owain. You can watch this StillWalk on the website.

How to pronounce Llyn Llech Owain . . . the double “Ll” at the start of Llyn and Llech is pronounced something like the Scottish “ch” in the word “loch”, but in Welsh it comes a bit more from the cheeks and with a lot more spit (saliva)! The “ch” at the end of Llech is pronounced like the Scottish “ch” in loch. In the word “Llyn”, the “yn” is pronounced “een” and in the word “Llech”, the “e” is pronounced “ay”. The name Owain is pronounced “Oh-wine” – Lleen Llaych Oh-wine.

Got all that? Have fun 🙂 If any Welsh out there feel I have got this wrong or can describe the pronunciation more clearly, I would be very happy to hear from you.




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  1. First response from an American StillWalker so please edit where necessary. It is a neat idea to leave in the audio of natural sounds, walking, birds, traffic noises etc and take out human conversation and music. It gives it a very peaceful surreal type of  character to the video where one can lay back quietly in their chair and just soak it all up as though they are walking down those paths themselves. May a transplanted Scot ask a question ( my great grandfather came over in the 1850ies from an area near Perth. )In the movie Pride & Prejudice,the American version with Macfadyen & Knightley as the stars, Elizabeth while traveling to Mr. Darcy’s estate with her aunt & uncle… stop for repairs and lunch next to this giant tree that looks like it’s a 1000 yrs old. I think it is in Wales and it seems anything that big would be actively protected. Is there any history on the tree, if it is in Wales and close by, is it something that might be seen on StillWalks…or do the “Brits” just naturally grow big trees and this one is a typical example.

    Thanks for your time,

    Tom Smith, Michigan, USA



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