Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Felin Uchaf keeps growing

Three miles outside Aberdaron, the Felin Uchaf Education and Environmental Centre continues to flourish. There is a ready supply of overseas and UK volunteers and one by one the buildings envisaged in the grand plan (which many thought pure fantasy) are being constructed. The recent storms caused no damage here as the whole place has been sturdily built using traditional methods and natural materials. It is hard to describe to anyone who hasn't been there. It is open most of the time, and I recommend a visit and then use of the car park as a base for a circular walk along the narrow lanes at the centre of Llŷn. In this wet weather it is hard going across the fields, and these tarmac lanes, with virtually no traffic are a real joy in winter.

Story Telling in the Iron Age style Roundhouse happens most weeks in the summer, and has proved a hit with visitors.

Cob building was the traditional building method in most of Britain at one time, and is shown here in the construction of a compost toilet at the Centre.

A traditional oak frame is being constructed to form the new Visitor's Centre.
Thatch is the predominant roofing cover at the centre.
This is the vision of 7 years ago, and little by little it is being achieved.

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