Customs and folklore of the lower Wye Valley.

  • 28 Pages
  • 1.36 MB
  • English
Chepstow Society , Chepstow (Mon.)
Folklore -- England -- Wye Va


England, Wye Va

ContributionsChepstow Society.
LC ClassificationsGR142.W9 W3
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5727164M
ISBN 100900278005
LC Control Number70476685

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Waters, Ivor. Folklore and dialect of the lower Wye Valley. Chepstow, Chepstow Society, (OCoLC) Lower Wye Valley Edited by John Willson () Produced by: Nigel Barry, Martin Beale, Nigel Coe, Jeremy Cowen, Martin Customs and folklore of the lower Wye Valley.

book, Gordon Jenkin, Tony Penning, Paul Robertson, Richard Sewards, Tim Wilkinson, John Willson & Paul Wood Artwork by Don Sargeant; ISBN Buy in the eShop. We have now made the Lower Wye Valley Photodiagram Supplement available as a free.

The Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB; Welsh: Dyffryn Gwy) is an internationally important protected landscape straddling the border between England and is one of the most dramatic and scenic landscapes in Britain.

The River Wye (Welsh: Afon Gwy) is the fifth-longest river in the United Kingdom. The upper part passes through Rhayader, Builth Wells and Hay-on-Wye, but. Ivor Waters’s most popular book is Poor People (Chepstow series). Ivor Waters has 22 books on Goodreads with 12 ratings.

Ivor Waters’s most popular book is Poor People (Chepstow series). Customs And Folklore Of The Lower Wye Valley by. Ivor Waters. liked it avg rating — 1 rating. Want to Read saving. The A, also known as the Wye Valley Road, is a road from Hereford, England to Chepstow, Wales via Monmouth, Tintern and the Wye Valley.

The road was largely developed during the late 18th and early 19th centuries by turnpike trusts in Herefordshire and Monmouthshire. It replaced the River Wye as the principal means of transport to Tintern before the construction of the Wye Valley Railway North end: King's Thorn, 51°59′11″N 2°44′2″W /.

Lower Wye Valley The area selected here as the Lower Wye Valley extends between Symonds Yat, Monmouth and Chepstow, where for the greater distance it takes the form of a long, narrow gorge incised through the Lower Wye-Forest of Dean limestone plateau.

This book will take you on a journey where the greenwood, spirituality, ritualised practices, lifestyle and folklore will all come together to form the basis of an anthropological look at the cunning-folk ways, an ancient and contemporary analysis of Witchcraft with new historical evidence, and contemporary interviews with practitioners of magic/5(2).

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Folklore and Customs of Rural England book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. 'The Good Old Days' in country areas were rule /5. To celebrate our tenth anniversary inwe put our favourite walks into a book, Lower Wye Rambles. The idea was to encourage people to explore, and discover, the delights of the Lower Wye Valley.

Most of the walks take about half a day, though some do need a full day. The book is now in its fifth printing and to date we have sold over   The guide in turn was able to explain how Harold Stones came to be in Trellech with the aid of a book by Ivor Waters on the ‘Folklore and Dialect of the Lower Wye Valley’.

The book also supplied the legend of the witch of Pontysaison – although no hare or. For more information on the Wye Valley Railway there is an excellent book The Wye Valley and Coleford Branch by Handley; you can also read a fuller history on Nigel Nicholson website.

Finally you may be interested to read about the attempts to turn the railway into a cycle track in which case you can read about it on the Wye Valley Cycling Website.

As ever [Rickman]'s supremely skillful at teasing out the menace that lies behind English folk customs and legends and weaving them into a compelling contemporary narrative.' Mail on Sunday.

The River Wye, according to local folklore, takes a life every year. But in the lower Wye Valley something truly evil is stirring and the locals can sense it. Lower Wye Valley Historical Processes, Themes and Background Picturesque Landscapes.

One of the few lowland Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Lower Wye Valley historic landscape exists for much of its length as a long, narrow gorge, deeply incised into the limestone plateau. A visit to the Lower Wye, an extract from Baedeker's Great Britain guide book describing a trip along the Wye Valley from Monmouth to Chepstow.

A visit to the Lower Wye Extract from Baedeker's Great Britain guide book EXPLANATORY NOTES: All measurements are in miles ('M'). One mile equals km. The Wye Valley > The Wye Valley on a bright December afternoon. Photographed from a viewpoint at "The Pludds", near Ruardean in the Forest of Dean.

Previous. Next. Return to: Panoramic Canvas or Mounted Prints and Canvas or Gallery. Also in: Panoramic Canvas. Contact: [email protected] The River Wye is widely recognised as one of the most beautiful and least-polluted in the UK and is famed for its salmon.

This hardback book pays homage to the river in all its glory via this stunning collection of images of the Wye and the remarkable landscapes of the Wye Valley/5(5).

The Wye Valley Railway was a standard gauge railway that ran for nearly 15 miles (24 km) between Chepstow and Monmouth along the Lower Wye Valley in Monmouthshire, Wales, and Gloucestershire, opened on 1 Novemberand was leased to, worked by the Great Western Railway.

The Wye Valley Railway company itself was financially unsuccessful and it was absorbed by the Great Headquarters: Chepstow. The poet Wordsworth described Wye as the most romantic valley in Wales.

Little has changed since he penned those lines and the Wye river still wends its way by Tintern, its abbey and forest.

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The Wye Valley Hotel is a three star country inn, which dates back to when it was a small alehouse known as The Carpenters Arms/10(). On average, 3-star hotels in Wye Valley cost £71 per night, and 4-star hotels in Wye Valley are £95 per night.

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Does have a few photo topos of Shorn cliff (but even these are somewhat compromised by the nature of the crag, as mentioned by Ollie B). SW Climbs is a selective guide and if you depend on it alone it limits your options, used in conjunction with the Lower Wye Valley guide it may help you locate things on a first visit to Shorn Cliff in particular.

The River Wye is the fifth longest river in Britain and for much of its lower length it defines the border between England and Wales. including the book town of Hay-on-Wye, Staunton-on-Wye and Ross-on-Wye, The Wye Valley Walk follows the river from Hay-on-Wye to Chepstow along the series of way-marked paths which are well-maintained.

There are a number of historical legends, ancient myths and terrifying ghost stories that surround the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean. From the historic folk tale of the Ruardean Bear to the iconic legend of the Devil’s Pulpit, there are so many interesting myths and legends of the Dean Wye for you to explore.

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We are also a staunch supporter of the Great British pub, where our beers can be enjoyed in the company of friends. The guide in turn was able to explain how Harold Stones came to be in Trellech with the aid of a book by Ivor Waters on the ‘Folklore and Dialect of the Lower Wye Valley’.

The book also supplied the legend of the witch of Pontysaison – although no hare or greyhound was spotted on the return journey.

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by: Mike Dunn This guidebook includes 30 varied day walks of between 3 and 10 miles, in the valley of the Wye, the most scenic river in England and Wales, between Chepstow in the south and : Cicerone.

A woodland idyll in the Wye valley – in pictures Surreal Estate. Converted Monmouthshire paper mill building in the Wye Valley AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty).The Wye Pottery was set up in by Adam (Adaš) Dworski, a Yugoslavian ex-lawyer, in Clyro, Radnorshire (now Powys) in Wales.

Clyro is on the A road between Hereford and Brecon and the pottery was named for the mile river Wye which passes nearby. He claimed that when he set up he was one of only four potters working in Wales.The Wye Valley Walk - A perfect mix of hill and river walking.

The Wye Valley Walk A perfect mix of to rugged and remote uplands. Follow the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders to where it pours in rocky cascades from its mountain source. Plan your trip. Everything you need to know. festivals and fetes to book readings.