United Kingdom

Photo: Nan Palmero, Telephone Booth The United Kingdom is a constitutional monarchy and unitary state consisting of four countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Features State of Nature 2019 Brexit Brexit 2019 British Slang Planeta.com UK Links England Ireland Scotland Wales

Wales

Photo: David Nichols, St David’s: St Justinian Wales (Cymru) is a very green and largely rural country which is part of the United Kingdom bordered by England to its east, and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west. Kudos to the country for its work on digital inclusion. Embedded Tweets Stunningly calm and …

Wales Links

Wales Flag Links related to Wales presented in mostly random fashion: Also see: Whales Links Headlines ‘Climate emergency’ declared by Welsh Government – BBC National parks ‘could lose status if report implemented’ http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-37418521 http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/fun-stuff/43-reasons-cycling-anywhere-wales-11080365 reasons-why-love-wales-choirs-cheese-on-toast-scenery Dyfi ospreys’ £1.4m observatory opens to the public National parks visitors spend £1bn according to report Wales’s oldest oak tree …

Cardiff

Photo: Phil Rogers Cardiff is the capital of Wales and its largest city. Questions What would locals like visitors to know about Cardiff? Geography On the western shores of the United Kingdom, Wales has more than 750 miles of coastline, more than 500 lakes and reservoirs, three national parks and magnificent mountains. Cardiff is bordered …

Pembrokeshire Coast

Photo Pembrokeshire Coast National Park — pcnpa.org.uk — is Britain’s only truly coastal National Park. The bluestones of Stonehenge come from Pembrokehire (Preseli Mountains). The 186-mile-long Pembrokeshire Coast Path features the oldest rocks in the UK (Pre-Cambrian), long sandy beaches, rugged cliff tops, small hidden coves. Travel tip – there are quite a few good …

Brecon Beacons National Park

Photo: Jack Pease, Rhinagoll Valley Wales – The Brecon Beacons National Park (Welsh: Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is one of three national parks, and is centred on the Brecon Beacons range of hills in the south. It includes the Black Mountain (Welsh: Y Mynydd Du) in the west, Fforest Fawr (Great Forest) and the Brecon …

Welsh

Language The Welsh language cymraeg, is the native tongue of about a third of the population in Wales and a second language for another third. Vocabulary Cwtch = affectionate hug Cymundeadau Hwyl (pronounced ‘hoyle’) = Patriotic fervour Wikipedia Welsh_language Headlines This Welsh password generator might keep you safe from hackers, but definitely from dragons Twitter …

#30DaysWild

Know your hashtags: #30DaysWild The UK’s month-long nature challenge held in June. Join in and do something wild every day for a month and post the photos on Twitter with the hashtag. Anyone can sign up to take part with Random Acts of Wildness. Those with addresses in the UK can request information packets. Information is available …