Adventures in North Wales - Llama Trekking
Since I last posted I have made two new friends, Eddie and Kubera the lovely Llamas who lead me on a stroll high up on the hills. After a winding journey a few miles out of the village up to where Eddie and Kubera live I met up with Carol Jerman. Carol runs the Llama trekking and is full of enthusiasm and love for what she does. After coaxing them down with the promise of food they both gallop down to see us. I was a little nervous at first but Kubera put me at ease and was very gentle and good natured. Eddie was full of life and eager for his food. After a little grooming from Carol (that’s the Llamas not me!) it’s time to set off for a walk. I opted for the farm circuit which is a 3 hr walk. It’s not long before we stop for some lunch which consists of a well filled ham and cheese roll, fruit and of course a slice of traditional Welsh bara birth, with Welsh butter of course!!! Carol set out a table cloth and laid all the food out and then offered a pot of tea and freshly ground coffee. I didn’t think it would be so civilised…..Lovely!! Carol also offers a buffet lunch and gets lots of lovely treats from Joe, the local butcher in Bala.
We carry on with our walk, guided by Eddie and Kubera and take in the lovely surrounds of the Berwyn range to the east, the Upper Dee valley stretching away towards the north, and the distant Clwydian hills. It really is a spectacular place and walking with the Llamas just makes it that little bit different and fun.
After all that walking I think I’ll leave my tour of the village for today and head back to see if I can make some of that bara birth I tasted today. I think this would make a great cake to welcome guests at Rivercatcher. If you come and stay in one of our luxury holiday cottages next year then be sure that a freshly baked bara birth will be waiting for you. I will post the recipe on the next blog and take some photos too!
Progress report on Rivercatcher
We were hoping for summer and it just hasn’t happened, well not for long anyway! It’s not stopping progress at Rivercatcher though so let’s be grateful for that. The builders have been busy finishing off the roofs and have now started on the function room. This is a new building that will have many uses. A games room and an event space for range of residential courses from fly-fishing to photography. It maybe also be used for small intimate weddings. This will be such a beautiful place to get married!
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