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Author: Nigel Summerley

Nigel Summerley is The Oldie’s Sub-Editor and a Fleet Street veteran who held executive staff jobs at the London Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the Daily Express before freelancing for twenty years for newspapers including The Times, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Guardian and the ‘i’ paper, plus a wide range of magazines. He continues to write about music, travel and health.

Looking over the bay at Dale

A Royal Day Out.

Nigel Summerley walks from Dale to Mill Bay with thoughts of the Tudors and the Windsors on his mind… I set off from Dale for a date with royalty – or at least with royal history – and sunshine decided to accompany me all the way. It was such a lovely day that it was […]

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Presipe beach

When West Wales is Wet Wales…

It’s still wonderful! I must love Pembrokeshire, because even when it’s cold, wintry and wet, I can’t resist going out and exploring it. And it never seems to disappoint. On my latest outing from St Florence, the lanes were occasionally more like streams, as my wellies, my umbrella and I headed for Manorbier under a […]

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Newgale from the coast path

Walking the Pembrokeshire Coast.

It is midwinter in Wales and I’m standing on a deserted beach – and I’m completely naked and letting the warm December sun dry me off. Because I’ve just been swimming in the sea (which on a bright day like this doesn’t feel anywhere near as cold as you might fear) and because I neglected […]

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Pembrokeshire lane

Pembrokeshire Lanes.

For a wonderfully green and pleasant land, Pembrokeshire has a lot of roads. But apart from the big, fast main ones, most of them are minor – and many of those could be described as mini-minor. The latter tend not to have road numbers, and some are not over-encumbered with signposts. But armed with an […]

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