It is difficult to believe its July. We woke up again to rain so we decided to head up the Teifi Valley and visit the Museum of the Welsh Woollen Industry at Drefach Felindre. In the 20th century this village was the heart of the Welsh wool trade with 43 working mills in and around the village. The national museum has been set up in one of these mills, the Cambrian Mills. The museum was fascinating, telling both the history of the Welsh woollen industry and the processes involved from raw wool to final product.
After lunch we drove a little further down the valley to the small village of Cenarth with its rapids and the National Coracle Centre which Tony enjoyed visiting.
We then drove into the depths of the countryside, through narrow country lanes to visit the award winning Caws Cenarth cheese makers. (www.cawscenarth.co.uk). We were just in time for a cheese tasting before exploring the galleries explaining the cheese making process for their various cheeses. The cheeses were excellent so we bought a supply before heading back to base.
Despite the rain a good day.