Machen to Castell Coch … and back (a 20-mile circular)

It’s been almost a month since we returned to Wales and, despite our best intentions, until today we’d only been out walking once. In the Algarve, we’d been able to walk most weekends – on both days – however, the … Continued

Machen Forge Trail with a spring in my step

When we were little we had two pet tortoises called Peter Petra and Micky. Every autumn we’d help our parents fill two cardboard boxes with straw and we’d put one tortoise in each. Cosy and warm, they’d hibernate until the … Continued