Llanover Country
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The Story of Lord and Lady Llanover
Walks in the Usk Valley
visiting the Goose & Cuckoo Inn

by Chris Barber

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In Llanover Country Chris Barber uses his extensive knowledge of the area to introduce some of the historical personalities and events, associated with the countryside surrounding Llanover.

The seven walks which are described, take one through a diverse range of landscapes and habitats, from the 'Goose & Cuckoo' up on the hill to St Bartholomews Church in Wales, through the community of Llanover and across the River Usk to Llanarth. Inbetween the walker will view traditional Beech and Larch woodland, originally grown to provide pit props for the coal mining industry, the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal constructed to take minerals to Newport & the River Usk which flows from high in the Brecon Beacons to its confluence with the Severn Estuary. The landscape has not only been shaped by industry but also by the traditional Hill Farmers in what is now the Brecon Beacons National Park, by the Forestry Commission and by the Llanover Estate.

Chris Barber has linked the landscape with my Great-Great-Great Grandparents, Lord and Lady Llanover, who were passionate in their support for Welsh traditions, culture and language in the nineteenth century, and whose stewardship of Llanover Estate has influenced the beautiful and varied landscape which we can all enjoy today.

Elizabeth Murray

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Llanover Country

First published 2004

ISBN 1 872730 31 0

Copies can be obtained by contacting the publishers:
Post: Blorenge Books
  Blorenge Cottage
  Church Lane
  NP7 9NG
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This page was last updated on 25 March, 2004