Environment

Why the top 10 UK beaches poll includes Rhossili & Three Cliffs Bay

According to Tripadvisor’s recent visitor poll, Wales is home to three of the top 10 UK beaches.  Two of those; Rhossili Bay and Three Cliffs Bay are both in the Gower Peninsula in South Wales.  Perhaps this shouldn’t come as a surprise since Gower was the first area to be designated an Area of Outstanding Natural […]

Marsh Fritillary Butterfly

Gower Nature Reserves and SSSIs

Since Gower was designated the first area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the UK, it should come as no surprise that there are many areas in Gower that have been designated as Nature Reserves or Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). I’ve got to admit that I was a little confused by all the […]

Geograph

A website that aims to photograph every square kilometre of the UK

I’d never heard of this site before, but my attention was drawn to it this morning.  The Geograph website (http://www.geograph.org.uk/), which is sponsored by Ordnance Survey states: “The Geograph® Britain and Ireland project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland, and you can be part of it.” So here’s another resource where […]