A new piece of writing, recorded on location, exploring features of great significance to the landscape, wildlife and psyche of Wales - hills.
|01||Horatio Clare||20090803||Horatio Clare climbs from the bottom (where his mother now lives) to the top of the hill in Cwmdu, in the Black Mountains, where he grew up on a sheep farm.|
As Horatio climbs, he describes the geology, the flora and fauna, even the smell of this wild place - telling the stories of its people, and reflecting on how it formed him.
|02 LAST||Osi Rhys Osmond||20090803||Painter and writer Osi Rhys Osmond walks around and up Mynydd Machen, to where spoil from the Risca colliery was hauled more than 1,000 feet up and then dumped.|
He explores how, as the coal industry disappeared, many such tips were flattened in a three-dimensional airbrushing of history, or possibly because they were too painful a memory.
But some were fought for and have remained.
He reflects on how the Mynydd Machen tip is being reclaimed by plants, animals and birds - and by people too.