A glorious autumnal day in Wales

4 Written by Lisa on 11th Nov 2013 in Inspiration

Oak tree in Welsh hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We went to visit my sister this weekend.  She lives in Llanwrtyd Wells, just half an hour or so from the Brecon Beacons.  The weather was glorious so we we took off into the hills for a walk yesterday morning.

Autumn colours in Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Walking over the cattle grid Lisa Cox Garden Designs

We climbed right up on the top of one of the nearby hills and the views were fantastic. This is a view of Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain!

A view Llanwrtyd Wells Lisa Cox Garden Designs

Llanwrtyd Wells Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The Welsh hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

The autumn colours were looking amazing, even the dying bracken on the side of the hill was lit up in the sunshine.  The contrast between this flock of sheep and the bracken was really striking although we weren’t quite sure where they were off to!

Sheep on the Welsh hills Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I get a lot of inspiration from nature, especially when I’m walking up high. Sure the weather in Wales is not always as good as it was yesterday, but the scenery is amazing and I love the peace and tranquility.

Autumn scene in Wales Lisa Cox Garden Designs

After we wound our way back down the hill, we walked back to town along the river.  This old oak tree was covered in moss and ferns creating quite a sculptural effect.

Ferns in an oak tree Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I hope we get some more bright and crisp days this autumn.  Today in Surrey it’s dull and grey – the autumn colours just don’t look the same without the sun on them.

If you’re interested in visiting the area, there’s a great B&B in the town called the Drovers Rest and if you love to cycle, you might be interested in Red Kite Events, my brother-in-law’s company which offers mountain and road biking events as well as guided rides and other outdoor activities.


(Images: Lisa Cox)


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4 Responses to “A glorious autumnal day in Wales”

  1. Rhianne says:

    I stumbled across a tweet of yours and decided I wanted more.

    The photos in your blog capture the Welsh countryside magnificently and are truly amazing. the one I like best of all is of the lush green field sloping towards the foreground where the planting rows are quite evident and make a lovely design.
    I’m really glad I took the time to click through to your blog.
    Hwyl Rhianne
    From Apple Blossom Artisans, Killay , Gower

  2. Lisa says:

    Thanks Rhianne – it was one of those perfect autumnal days! That’s my favourite image too – stopped me in my tracks when I saw the scene in front of me.

  3. Berni says:

    great photos, we’re lucky enough to live in and run a B&B in Llanwrtyd. How can anyone not love it !

  4. Lisa says:

    Thanks Berni. It’s a gorgeous part of Wales. My brother-in-law runs the local bike events (Red Kite Events) so they’re often up in the hills!

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