of Lord and Lady Llanover
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.
First published 2004
ISBN 1 872730 31 0
|This page was last updated on 25 March, 2004