I pinned my Llandrindod Wells Lake Poem on the Places of Poetry Map that I saw briefly on Countryfile a few months ago. When I first saw it I pinned the first ten houses from my Rabbitswood Fairy House Rhyme that I feature in The Rabbitswood Fairy House Colouring Book and Diary Of A Fairy Tracker. I pinned it on the map where the fairy houses are in real life, (on the Abbotswood estate on the outskirts of Romsey) so take a look and see if you can find it.
The map was open for submissions until the end of October this year and I wanted to write something to go on it about the area near where we live now…because it is BEAUTIFUL! I chose Llandrindod Wells Lake because it is pretty central and iconic in the area. It is probably one of those places that if you see it every day it’s easy to take it for granted, whereas someone coming from out of town would be blown away by it.
So much happens at Llandrindod Wells Lake and I have tried to cover some of these in this poem:
At the end of the Victorian Festival every year, the town council puts on a spectacular, free fireworks display on at the lake. It is always stunning to watch, and the lights reflect off the water beautifully.
There is also an annual raft race on the lake, which is great fun to watch…and I would imagine great (wet) fun to take part in too!
Llandrindod Lake Paddle Boats is a brilliant boat hire business based at the side of the lakes and hires out dragon and pelican boats for people to go out and have fun on the water. There is a spectacular squirting water dragon sculpture in the middle of the lake and you can go get a closer look at it in one of boats. Next to the boat hire there’s a cafe and gift shop for the essential day trip supplies like ice creams 🙂 .
One of the local residents has set up Look 4 A Book Llandrindod, which is an amazing book hiding/finding group to encourage a love of reading in children and we often find a book when we are at the lake.
Why not see if you can find my poem on the Places Of Poetry Map and definitely pay this beautiful part of the world a visit. 🙂