Janis Fry Art : Ancient Yew Tree Tours

Ancient Yew Tree Tours
Tree Tourism. Wales is the country with the largest collection of ancient yew trees on earth

Janis Fry in Yew tree

Ancient Yew Tour Leaflet
Wales is the country with the largest collection of ancient yews on earth. This tour aims to introduce you to some of the best examples of these extraordinary trees. These yews occur in a relatively small area around Brecon/Usk, probably due to the culture of revering and planting yews which dates back to the Silures, the Celtic yew tribe who inhabited this area at one time and fought the Romans.

The tour takes in the 5,000 year old yew at Defynnog, probably the oldest tree in Britain, as well as the 4,000 year old yew at Bettws Newydd. Your tour guide is Yew Historian, Janis Fry who will introduce you to 12 ancient yews on the 2 day tour or 6 ancient yews on the 1 day tour. The 12 yews we will visit are at Defynnog, Penpont, Llanspiddyd, Brecon Cathedral, Cantref, Llanfeugan, Llanbedr Ystradwy, Llanelly, Llanwenarth, Llanarth, Llangattock Juxta Usk, and Bettws Newydd. All of these places are church sites.

We will meet the mini bus, by Brecon Tourist Information Centre, Cattle Market Car Park, Market Street, Brecon LD3 9DA, where the day begins with coffee or tea and a talk by Janis Fry at 10.00 am.

The tour costs 55 a day and numbers are limited to 12. Another option for small groups is to take your own car reducing cost to 50 a day per person. We will stop for a pub lunch on route. You will need stout shoes and possibly a waterproof jacket, as some places may be muddy.

Dates can be tailored to suit you.
You tell us when you want to go.
The whole tour takes 2 days but you can opt for just one day.
Day 1 Defynnog to Llanfeugan.
Day 2 Llanbedr Ystradwy to Bettws Newydd.

Please contact Heather Hornung on 07950 004588 or email ancientyewtours@gmail.com
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