Welsh staring sheep

Late Summer stroll along the Welsh Coast around the Village of Aberffraw

River Ffraw
Starting our stroll next ti the River Ffraw
River Ffraw
River Ffraw

I can now officially say that I have fallen in love with the beautiful Welsh countryside!! I love the green rolling hills and valleys that cover this lush green countryside. Little inquisitive sheep dotted across the fields and the pebble covered coastline.

I spent a week visiting my friends in Wales and ended up feeling like I had my own local tour guides for this spectacular countryside of Wales. My friend Amy took me out to Aberffraw a small village and community on the South West coast of the Isle of Anglesey in Wales, by the west bank of the River Ffraw for an afternoon stroll.

River Ffraw
Its low tide along the River Ffraw

In the early Middle Ages Aberffraw was the capital of the Kingdom of Gwynedd from c.860 AD until c.1170. Under the eponymous Aberffraw Dynasty it came to be the most important political centre in medieval Wales.

I would definitely recommend this beautiful circular coastal walk around the headland of Aberffraw to any nature loving person. We started our leisurely walk with the dogs at the Mouth of the Afon Ffraw. It was low tide so some of the small local boats were stranded just above the water line in the mud, waiting to be released at high-tide.

First glimpse of the rocky coastline
First glimpse of the rocky coastline

 South West coast of the Isle of Anglesey
South West coast of the Isle of Anglesey

This gentle walk along an easy clear path  took us along the river, through bramble pathways and eventually reveal a rocky coastline that is low and rugged when the tide is out.

Walking along the rocky coastline of Wales
Walking along the rocky coastline of Wales

The sky was big and blue, the Sun shining bright and warm with a gentle refreshing breeze cooling us down as we walked along this beautiful coastline.

Aberffraw
The beautiful countryside of Aberffraw
Aberffraw
The rolling hills of Aberffraw

In the distance the mountains of Snowdonia roll gently, one after the other, such a magnificent sight. Here I got to see and capture some of the “famous” sheep filled fields of Wales. It looked like the sheep were actually posing for my photos as they turned towards me as soon as I pointed my camera their way.

Welsh staring sheep
Welsh staring sheep
Welsh staring sheep
Welsh staring sheep

 

35 comments

  1. Funny how sheep do that – I always get them following me too which my OH finds hysterical! Just going through your Welsh travels now – Anglesey is one part of Wales I haven’t explored yet (and the Llyn Peninsula) and you make it seem idyllic. Of course Wales is always beautiful when the sun shines. Anyway you’ve got yourself a new follower now so I don’t miss any more of your interesting journeys 🙂
    Jude xx

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  2. The Welsh coastline in sunshine, the mountains on a sunny day – stunning. Years ago I used to go quite regularly. The flip side is Wales in the rain, especially if you’re camping!

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  3. I want to let you know that I’ve been nominated for the Inner Peace and Sunshine Award by Come What May Girls. I’d like to pass on the sunshine and nominate YOU for the award! You always bring a little bit of sunshine into my life and the way your write exemplifies inner peace! Congratulations! You can view the post here with your nomination: http://turquoisecompass.com/2013/11/15/inner-peace-sunshine-award/
    Hopefully you will pass on the blogger lovins’ as well.
    -Jessica

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