Friday, June 25, 2010

Wedgewood Memorial

I have been driving past this week in.. week out,

So one night on my way back from dropping Lily at Grandma and Grandad's house in Nantwich, i decided to call in, find a layby and trot up to it.

Well, from the road i thought it looked large, and also that there was trig point not to far away, so trotted off up the hill out of Audley, across a few fields and up a lane, across a few more climbing fields and then it showed its head.

The Wedgewood Momument, situated on Bignall Hill, this is memorial to John Wedgewood, which left in his will a request for an obelisk to be erected no less than 20 yards high.

This was completed in 1845.

TP1357 - Bignall Hill

A Few days in Pembrokeshire

I had planned a week away in a cottage with my family, and we had decided to go back to some beaches that we were all very fond of,

During my childhood i had spent so many holidays in and around Saundersfoot, Tenby and surround southern Pembrokeshire coastline.

Lily is nearly 4 years old and i wanted to take her so that she could experience the views, the coastline and more importantly the beaches that just sneak up on you if you are prepared to get of the beaten track and find them.

We had booked a cottage in Stackpole, a great little village that gave us walking access to Barafundle Bay - the prettiest little beach you will ever see and the National Trust area which include the Lily Ponds,

Whilst Claire, Lily and my Mum and Dad were still asleep i managed to cover a huge amount fo the coastline, here are just a few of the pictures i took while covering 40 miles plus of beautiful Pembroke coast,

Barafundle Bay

Stackpole Head

This section really typifies why this coast is worthy of National Park status. It contains Barafundle beach which was recently voted one of the top ten beaches in the world! It also fringes the famous Lily Ponds at Bosherston which are a National Nature reserve. The path is quite undulating, but you're never far from a beach, village pub or toilet!

I real pleasure running these paths, it was in some places one of the toughest trail running i have done, especially the section from Stackpole Quay towards freshwater east, literally up and down all the way, i went out and covered 9 miles and 5,200ft.

Beautiful, i will return to do the whole 189 miles soon.