Friday, March 01, 2019

The tunnels under the hills of Gwent

Where does my thing about the Welsh border come from?

In part, of course, it is the children's books of Malcolm Saville. But I also had a holiday in Llanfoist near Abergavenny with one of my mother's many cousins when I was 14.

That and a radio adaptation of Alexander Cordell's Rape of the Fair Country the following year had me hooked.

A combination of natural beauty and industrial archaeology is my ideal landscape, and in this video we explore the the hills around Llanfoist and the tunnels that run beneath them.

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