In this richly illustrated and engagingly written book, Jamie Owen sets out to explore, via footpaths, B-roads, byways and railway tracks, one of the fastest changing countries within the British Isles.
Jamie’s journey follows the stunning southern edge of the country from Cardiff, through Gower and Dylan Thomas's Laugharne.
On the northern Pembrokeshire coast, Jamie takes us away from the tourist trail and skirts the edge of the rugged Preseli Mountains to Newport, with its magnificent views of the offshore islands, tiny fishing villages and forgotten farmsteads. One of the world's greatest railway journeys follows next; the
Cambrian railway link, starting at Barmouth and meandering its way through to Portmeirion – the fantasy village captured on the silver screen in The Prisoner – before dropping down beneath Criccieth's ancient castle and later Pwllheli's marina. Beautifully written, Around Wales resonates with Jamie Owen’s passion for and extensive knowledge of the Welsh landscape Full of stunning photography
By B-Roads and Byways
Published by Ebury Press on 3rd June 2010, £20.00