ALONG THE BULMORE ROAD TO USK

01/03/09

St David's Day promised to be an exceptional pleasant one. Eight o'clock was the time to start our amble along the roads that only a Spring morning can make one appreciate the wonders of nature. Dogan Heights were passed as we cycled on to Caerleon, the ancient roman town of Isca. The old part of the village is still quiet through which a road leads on to the Bulmore road. Here we visited the site of the old Bulmore Lido, we remembered many happy summer days here swimming and sunbathing. Unfortunately most of the area up the valley is owned by the businessman Sir Terry Matthews, with his Celtic Manor Resort and golf club this man can only see Dollar bills in front of his eyes as he hosts next years Ryder cup. Clawdd, one of Caerleon's most beautiful houses has been left in ruins by this man. However, we enjoyed the scenery as we cycled to Usk where we stopped in the Spar shop for coffee. It was then a quick ride past Cefn Ila and Glascoed village to arrive back in Croesyceiliog after a good 25 miles of cycling.

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