Waterfalls and cream teas

So, another weekend and another walk in the Wye Valley with the kids in tow. This time a split between Cleddon Falls and Tintern Station.

First of all because the forecast lied, yes LIED to us, there was only ever going to be a few hours of dry walking to be had in the afternoon. We decided to go back to the Wye Valley because of its closeness and the variety of walks on offer. First port of call was Cleddon Falls which are high up on the side of the valley above Llandogo. In the winter these falls roar with cascading water but in the summer obviously less. However because of the continuing wet weather, the falls today were in full spate.

The kids were fascinated with the water dropping away down the sharp deep ravine with such force. I wanted to take them to the waterfalls at Ystradfellte today but the weather dictated otherwise. Still they enjoyed the falls and the little walk we did around the area.

After that we decided to do something a little more relaxed and laid back. We drove back down the valley to Tintern Station. This is a great little place that has lots of stuff for the kids to do.

There are sculptures, walking trails along the river bank, the signal box, a small park and 3 carriages full of books, information and leaflets. Leaflets! The kids bring back mounds of them everytime! We had a cream tea (well I did) and ice creams (yes me too) and then went for a short walk along the line of the old railway.

As soon as we got back it started to chuck it down again! Time to head home.Maybe tomorrow might be a better day for a longer walk? 🙂



About Saddlebags and Backpacks - a brewer's outdoor adventures

I am a keen hiker, camper, cyclist and general all round gear addict..... I also manage to be a professional brewer in my non-spare time :->
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