The audit team (daughter) and i were out again to have a nose around a Trust property but also to see how a specific project is progressing. Hidden behind the modern industrial estate of Parc Meani near Bangor lies the little known NT property of Glan Faenol. Beca and I were out for a mooch (promised we would have a look for some dens) I was there to see how the new woodland work base was progressing. Last time I was here it cost me a new engine (a slate slit the sump of my car) but I still remember seeing John Whitley’s vision in wood which was the new work base which he has modeled and was aiming to hew out of the forest. 18 months on and the hewing is showing dividends.
The Glan Faenol property has an excellent circular footpath and i had a slight moment of revelation today on the walk around the site. I was smelling the bluebells and wild garlic in the ash woods but also hearing the Oyster catchers and lapping of the sea a few feet away. Makes the site fairly unique and special
The last time I was here I saw a 2ft model of the building. The teams intention is to build a low impact, off grid building. This aim is now being delivered. Composting toilet, log stove and solar PV and the services will be sorted.
Like me Richard Neale is one of lifes nosey-parkers. And with his job of raising awareness of the coast his blog inspired me to have a closer look at the closest NT property to my house! (sometimes things can be too close)