Pubs, Elephants and Bogs

5 Aug

Yesterday Josh and I went for a nosey around Tregaron, and a very nice day it was too.

I had heard there was an elephant grave there so I was very excited. Apparently in 1848 ‘Batty’s Menagerie’ visited Tregaron. One of the elephants quenched its thirst in the local river, but unfortunately then died due to lead poisoning, and was buried in a field behind the local hotel.

Unluckily for me all I could find was a big stone (I’m not sure if it was meant to be a grave stone or not), unluckily for you it wasn’t worth a photo.

However I did get some nice photos on our subsequent walk around Cors Caron, which is a large raised bog system near Tregaron. Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area, although I did do my knees in crawling around on the boardwalks trying to get the photos, so remember your knee pads if you’re planning to do the same!

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This is what we end up doing most of the times we go for a 'walk'. The perils of living with a bug enthusiast!

This is what we end up doing most of the times we go for a 'walk'. The perils of living with a bug enthusiast!

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