County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 1

Spring has Sprung in Our Picturesque Landscape

The team on Our Picturesque Landscape Project have been busy over the winter planning events to engage the local communities with the stunning locations on their doorsteps.

The latest programme of events will be publicised in the Out and About events guide for Denbighshire.

On Saturday, 13 April the project will hold an official launch at the Spring Fair at Plas Newydd in Llangollen, an afternoon of activities, including have-a-go at wool felting, discover the story of wool and meet the sheep. Also, there will be an opportunity to try the new self-guided discovery trails round the grounds and join a guided walk and talk about the future plans to restore the Dell back to its former glory as it was in the romantic period when the Ladies of Llangollen lived at Plas Newydd. The new season for the house and tearooms will be in full swing too, as doors open to visitors from April 1 onwards.  

Since the 1700’s people have been on inspirational journeys through the Dee Valley, across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal, along Telford’s A5, the Llangollen Railway and the River Dee. They came to enjoy and engage with the unique landscape and many felt compelled to recall this stunning landscape in art. Through a wide range of events and community activities, the OPL project hopes to engage local people today to follow in the footsteps of the artists of the past and to engage in artistic activities themselves to celebrate this beautiful and unique landscape. We also hope to encourage people to discover and learn about their heritage and habitats, the modern day pressures these face and how we can protect and manage them for the future.

If you would like to know more about the OPL project or are part of a community group based along the Dee Valley between Corwen and Chirk and would be interested in participating in the project through art or outdoor activities then please contact or by phone on 01824 706163.


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