Carmarthenshire, v.c. 44

County Recorders

Glynhir 2019

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Glynhir Recording Week, Carmarthenshire (v.c.44)

Monday 8 to Monday 15 July 2019

Leaders: Kath and Richard Pryce

As in previous years, on most days, participants will be split into small groups to cover as much ground as possible. However, arrangements will be flexible and, on one or two days, the group may stay as one body to visit botanical hot-spots if participants wish. The meeting will cater for both experienced and inexperienced botanists and will provide an opportunity for the informal development of identification skills. Day outings will be tailored to individual needs to cover all skill and fitness abilities.

Glynhir Mansion – Glynhir Road, Llandybie, Ammanford, Carmarthenshire – is located about 2km east of Llandybie on the western flank of the Black Mountain at SN640151. The River Loughor runs through the estate and at one point plunges over a 10m waterfall into a rocky gorge where Dryopteris aemula (Hay-scented Buckler-fern), Hymenophyllum tunbrigense (Tunbridge Filmy-fern) and Asplenium trichomanes ssp. trichomanes (Maidenhair Spleenwort) are among the ferns growing on the cliffs. There will be ample opportunity in the timetable to visit the site. Large parkland trees provide the setting to the mansion, including Tilia cordata(Small-leaved Lime), and there remains much scope for further discoveries to be made in the vicinity. The mansion and estate is run by the Jenkins family and provides first class but relaxed facilities including a large common room for evening identification and discussion sessions.

The cost of the week from lunchtime on Monday 8th July to breakfast on Monday 17th July, including bed, breakfast, packed lunches and evening meals, will be approximately £500 (based upon 2017 prices) and will be limited to about 15 participants. Accommodation for part of the week will be charged pro rata. A limited number of en suite rooms are available on a first-come first-served basis.

Please make initial bookings with the leaders Mr & Mrs R.D. Pryce, PryceEco@aol.comTrevethin, School Road, Pwll, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, SA15 4AL.  Mobile phone no. 07900 241371 as soon as possible, preferably by the end of January but reserve and pay for your accommodation directly with Glynhir by emailing or by phoning Katy on 07810 864458.  A 35% deposit will be required by Glynhir on booking.  Please note that the Glynhir bookings website is no longer functional.