Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

St. David's Day Visit to Wales

For the first time this year, I was able to visit Wales on St. David's Day.

This was on a Coach Trip run by Woods Coaches of Leicester. I went simply as a passenger - I find it relaxing to go on other people's trips sometimes.

In the morning, we stopped at the Spode factory and visitor centre at Stoke-on-Trent.

Then we moved into Wales, and went through the spectacular Horseshoe Pass. Although I have been over the pass on a coach before, I have never actually set foot there. This time the coach stopped, and I was able to have a little stroll - not for long, though, because I felt as if the wind was going to pick me up and blow me down the valley.

A short way from the Horseshoe Pass, we came to the splendid little town of Llangollen, with its 14th century bridge over the River Dee and its steam railway. I partook of some free Welsh bread at the Tourist Information Centre.

On we went from there to Welshpool, where we stopped for coffee at the Old Station. I had a brisk stroll over the canal and up into the town centre.

On the way home, we made a brief stop at Corley Services.

I always enjoy being a passenger, and the St. David's Day excursion was no exception.