The Brecon Beacons is a great place for walking, hiking, picnicking and taking in the wonderful country that is Wales. One thing I didn’t expect is a master class in rural skills, a very different kind of rural skill to what I was predicting.
No dry stone walling in sight but beautiful glass ornaments, hand crafted bags, timber bird tables and a selection of local jams and honey.
The Brecon Beacons National Park visitors centre was host to a Rural Crafts weekend. I’d only ever been to the centre as a stop off point on a Sunday ramble. A quick cup of tea in the café before heading further into the hills. But not this time.
There was a white tent on the green outside the centre with a sign "Rural Crafts This Way"-so I went in. Being a bit of a magpie I went straight over to a table that glistened in the distance and low and behold, Ten Green Bottles.
Not only does the company create lovely glass items they work with people from local communities sharing skills and boosting confidence .
Ten Green Bottles by bribriwilliams
Not only does the company create lovely glass items they work with people from local communities sharing skills and boosting confidence . Another way of getting people back into work and providing qualifications. Rural Wales has seen the solution and not the problem.