by webmaster, 3rd July 2023
Ignore the rain. It's summer, okay! And what could be more British than a good old-fashioned afternoon tea, come rain or shine?
Pic: Crown Copyright (2023) Visit Wales
Google the words ‘afternoon tea’ and you may be amused to find that one entry informs us, amongst other things, that a ‘tea party’ is a social gathering, as opposed to, say, a political uprising (à la that kerfuffle in Boston) - proof that the Americans are still not quite sure what the British obsession with afternoon tea is really all about.
Here in old Blighty, of course, afternoon tea is as much a part of life as footie, Coronation Street and ‘warm’ beer, and any half-decent walk should provide the opportunity to indulge in a cup of tea and a bun.
All three of the tea rooms in this trio of walks (first featured in Welsh Border Life) - namely The Angel Hotel in Abergavenny (www.angelabergavenny.com), Tan-y-Pistyll tearooms in Pistyll Rhaeadr (www.pistyllrhaeadr.co.uk) and the iconic Tu-Hwnt-i’r-Bont in Llanrwst (www.tuhwntirbont.co.uk) – are independent and offer the perfect way to finish or punctuate your day.
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Route 1 - The steep but relatively short climb up to the top of Little Skirrid hill above Abergavenny is the perfect way to build up an appetite for afternoon tea
Route 2 - A fine day out near Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in Powys, taking in Wales’ highest mountains outside of the country’s national parks, plus one of the most impressive waterfalls in Wales
Route 3 - A very easy out and back walk along the bank of the River Conwy, with the option of extending it into a circular walk through Llanrwst town in Snowdonia (pictured above)
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