Guided Walks - Henry Vaughan: the Swan of Usk

  • Monday 22 October, 2018 – 10.00 am
  • Llansantffraed Church, Talybont-on-Usk and surrounding area
  • Tickets: £5 (limited numbers: advance booking essential, lunch not included in ticket price)

“Wales gave me birth, in the place
where Father Usk launches
down from the windswept mountains
to wander in broad valleys”
(from a Latin poem in Olor Iscanus)

Two walks above and along the Usk Valley exploring the poetry and landscape of 17th-century poet Henry Vaughan together with a visit to Llansantffraed Church and Vaughan's grave led by Elizabeth Siberry and Mervyn Bramley.

Pub lunches available at The White Hart, Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7JD.

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing.

Morning walk (one moderate hill climb)

Meet 10am in the large layby with the WC on the A40 2/3 mile south-east of Llansantffraed Church (SO129228).

Llansantffraed Church visit (12.15pm)

The church (LD3 7YF) is on the A40 6 miles south-east of Brecon at the turning to Talybont-on-Usk.

Afternoon walk (easy)

Meet 2pm outside The White Hart, Talybont-on-Usk, LD3 7JD.

More information on the Henry Vaughan heritage at Llansantffraed Church can be found on the following webpage:

http://www.brecknocksociety.co.uk/llansantffraed.html

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