Just over the border to Wales we go, to meet friends who help the planet there. With just 3 million people (compared to 60 million in England), the population is far lower, though there are more sheep than people!
- The Beaches of Wales has full information on beach safety and wildlife hazards, along with stunning photos and a guide to all 500 beaches in Wales, including dog-friendly (check for updates, published 2020).
- Wild Places is a guide to the top 40 nature site by Welsh TV naturalist Iolo Williams. With beautiful colour photos of places and wildlife, he surveys the flora and fauna to be found on them.
- Patch of the Planet offers beautiful ‘glamping’ holidays on an organic smallholding with stunning views over Pembrokeshire and an array of wildlife including a willow woodland and regular visits from Red Kites. It’s a stone’s throw from neolithic sites with local Blue Stone (as found at Stonehenge). Run by a couple who are experts in wildlife-friendly garden/landscape design who have a YouTube channel, which has free instructional videos to grow your own organic food gardens, and protect wildlife at the same time.
- Happy Beans is a book of plant-based recipes by a Welsh farmer. Recipes include nettle soup, butterbean Provençal, Georgian Woodland Mushroom Pasties, Linguini Mor Gwyrdd (green pasta!), Banana & Walnut Loaf with Butterscotch Sauce and Jaffa Cakes. See foods to keep away from pets.
- This Sheep Poo Paper is made from a blend of recycled paper & sheep poo, collected from the valleys – to give Welsh farmers income, without harm to sheep )avoid the air fresheners, they look like they contain chemicals). The paper is smooth, but still retains flecks of poo! You can also buy sheep poo wrapping paper.