A 12th century castle protects the mouth of the river Conwy on the north coast of Wales. ImageUpstream the river flows through a glacier cut valley. Gentle farmland borders the river. Paddocks and forests climb steeply out of the valley to the top of the highest mountains outside Scotland. Fifteen miles up the river a single track stone bridge sends an arch over the wide and fast river at the old market town of Llanrwst. ImageEach year farmers come from all over Wales to the Llanrwst Agriculture Fair. We got there in the morning before the fair was officially open. Judging was in full swing and the tension in the air was as thick as the mud bogs that the fairground fields were already ripening into. Image

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