Star gazing

The night skies here are superb- the nearby Brecon Beacons received Dark Sky status recently and confirmed what we already knew. There is very little light pollution here making star gazing popular with our guests. We bought ourselves a telescope for Christmas so the recent “Star Gazing Live” series had us looking up to the skies all of last week. Unlike most of December, the skies have been fabulously clear and we’ve seen several shooting stars.

The frosty nights this weekend have also encouraged owls to hunt; I spotted a barn owl as I drove home and tawny owls are certainly making their presence known. There’s something about the hooting of owls that makes me feel incredibly happy.

And talking of star gazing- our fabulous “cinema in a bookshop” at Richard Booth’s in Hay has once again been showing some great films- Mandela’s Long Walk to Freedom, for example. It’s wonderful to be able to see films locally in such comfort. Why not treat yourself? We are offering three nights for two throughout February…

About fforestcwmbyre

Retired teacher with a love of the outdoors. I enjoy horse riding, walking and cycling, especially in the area of Hay on Wye where I live.I also run a self catering converted barn with my husband Steve. Together we also look after our family of animals, including dogs, horses, cats, sheep, hens and ducks!
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