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« Reply #570 on: July 28, 2018, 06:12:14 PM »
The sheep are always pottering about outside my house, in various states of undress.
Some shorn, some not...  they’re quite cute really.
They don’t give a toss about cars, they just stand there, chewing, and stare me out.  :)
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« Reply #571 on: September 22, 2018, 11:55:20 AM »
Health and safety has gone to the dogs, ............joking apart Dan Jones sheepdog Tian,  with his new High Viz life jacket, for cliff work.

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« Reply #572 on: October 23, 2018, 10:46:19 AM »
Frustration after dog owners on Llandudno's Great Orme continue to ignore warnings about pets off leads.

Despite a number of livestock attacks on the Great Orme in the past six months dog owners continue to walk their pets off leads.

North Wales Police Rural Crime Team have been working hard to educate people and stop these attacks from happening by reminding people to keep their dogs on leads when on Llandudno's Great Orme, or any other area where there may be livestock present.

The rural crime team manager posted three videos from his visit to the Great Orme.......  ref Pioneer
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« Reply #573 on: November 27, 2018, 11:32:47 AM »
Loose dogs chasing sheep,(see above,)  loose dogs falling off cliff. ...... anyone spot the problem here.   ::)

Lucky escape for dog which plunged off Great Orme cliff
The pooch fell from the cliff edge but landed on a ledge further down the Great Orme

Coastguard crews from Llandudno and Penmon were scrambled to the scene at around 12.30pm with reports that two people may have gone down the cliff after the dog.

When crews arrived, they found that the dog was stuck on a ledge following the fall.
A spokesman said: "Two people had scrambled down the steep cliff face to the beach so there was some concern about the public placing themselves in danger to attempt to rescue the animal.

"After ensuring the two on the beach were safe we set up a cliff rescue setup to retrieve the dog safely."

The spokesman added: "A cliff rescue technician was lowered to the ledge and the dog placed in our animal rescue bag.
"The technician then descended to the beach before detaching from the ropes and walked back up a safe path to reunite the dog with its owners.     
"We urge dog owners to please keep dogs on leads near to cliff edges.
"If a dog does become stuck, do not attempt to rescue them yourselves, dial 999 and ask for the coastguard."

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Re: The Great Orme
« Reply #574 on: November 28, 2018, 02:14:13 PM »
Nothing to do with the Great Orme but more the forum layout. It's a shame that some posts get missed as they appear on page 2. Maybe time to "unstick" a few on page 1 perhaps?

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« Reply #575 on: December 01, 2018, 09:16:35 AM »
The secret is to use 'Hello (name)
Show unread posts since last visit'

on the front page, Dave.  That lists every post you haven't read since your last visit.
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« Reply #576 on: December 05, 2018, 11:33:48 AM »
A thrill-seeker risked life and limb to walk between cliffs on Llandudno's Great Orme on a tightrope.

The highwire walker was seen carrying out the stunt several hundred feet in the air on Saturday afternoon at around 3pm.
Mike Ormond, who took these dramatic photos of the feat, said: "It was a blustery day. People were out kitesurfing so it was pretty windy.

The person was spotted above Tollgate House (Image: Mike Ormond)
"I took the images just by the Tollgate House, and a small crowd had gathered to watch.
"They did have a safety harness on"       REF DP



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« Reply #577 on: December 05, 2018, 03:26:10 PM »
Crazy guy. The rocks around there are fractured and unstable, there’s warning signs to be aware
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« Reply #578 on: January 10, 2019, 12:54:05 PM »
When I lived up by Llyn Geirionydd, I saw this type of thing first hand, walls and fences damaged, and not by "vandals" , my neighbor spent between 4/6 weeks making repairs.

Great Orme: 'Mindless' vandals wreck historic walls

Some stones have been taken out of the middle of the walls
Historic dry stone walls on the Great Orme headland have been damaged by "mindless vandalism".
Sections of the 140-year-old walls have collapsed after stones were removed.

The National Trust, which owns the land in in Llandudno, Conwy, estimates it will take more than a hundred hours of work over weeks to repair the damage.
National Trust ranger Doug Don said the stones, "unlike a big game of Jenga", cannot simply be pushed back into place.

Built in 1874, the walls on the Great Orme are unusual because they are taller than normal dry stone walls, and have added lime and sand to form a windproof barrier for the sheep.

The National Trust said it is the second time the walls have been targeted.

Mr Don said: "I can't think of any reason why someone would want to damage a stone wall.

"We're doing what we can to repair the walls, starting at the biggest collapse. But it's a slow job. One area took a whole day just to strip it back to the point where we could start rebuilding.

"Stones are being taken out from the middle of the wall. But unlike a big game of Jenga, their uneven shape means they can't easily be put back. Some stones have also been broken by the vandals, so it's near impossible to find matching replacements to restore them as they were.
"So to make the hole safe, we have to take out a whole section around the missing bit."     You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login


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« Reply #579 on: July 09, 2019, 12:36:45 PM »
THE National Eisteddfod crown, manufactured from copper mined on the Great Orme, has been presented to the festival’s Executive Committee,
The crown has been designed and created by contemporary jeweler Angela Evans from Caernarfon.   Ref.  Pioneer


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« Reply #580 on: July 10, 2019, 04:56:12 PM »
LIVE: Bus turns into fireball on Great Orme
Firefighters are dealing with the incident involving an Arriva bus/

A bus is on fire on the Great Orme in Llandudno.

We’ll bring you all the latest updates as we get them.     You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login             REF DP

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« Reply #581 on: July 17, 2019, 10:37:29 PM »
Walking from Haulfre Gardens to West Shore along Invalids Walk this morning, and I was prompted to comment on two things.
Firstly, the huge number of the tiny blue butterflies we get on the Orme this year.
Secondly, just how out of control the ferns and foliage have become.
On some parts of the usually wide walkway, they are almost meeting in the middle.... see here...
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« Reply #582 on: July 18, 2019, 07:08:44 AM »
Those photos of the Butterfly are really nice, such a beautiful creature.

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« Reply #583 on: July 18, 2019, 08:41:13 AM »
That's a Cupido minimus I think, F. According to the BF conservation site "Rare but found on sheltered, warm grassland habitats which have Kidney Vetch. Habitats include; chalk and limestone grassland, coastal grasslands and dunes and man-made habitats such as; quarries, gravel pits, road embankments and disused railways."
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« Reply #584 on: July 18, 2019, 09:47:21 AM »
Part of the Marine Drive was closed for a time yesterday due to a rock fall.   The section closed was from the Toll House to the St Tudno's Road.     The Great Orme is unstable and you can see that clearly when you drive down to West Shore where  sadly there have been fatal accidents in the past and they cannot afford to take any chances now


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