It was a great week and life seems quite flat away from our merry routine of seeing and experiencing so much.


I thought that without any doubt it was a really excellent week and your knowledge of the area, the history and your considerable naturalists talents all gave a dimension to it that we would have missed completely on our own. Hasta luego!

Charlie, Tour through Spain

What I am really writing about is to highly recommend a guide if you organize future trips to Wales (and you should; it is a spectacular area).  My wife met his sister-in-law at an arts conference in Ironbridge, UK last spring and he turned out to be absolutely the best.  His name is Duncan Gough, is very artistic (theatre set design, etc.) an ornithologist, delightful personality, and very knowledgeable about things Welsh as well as other subjects.

An example of his diligence: as an avid motorcyclist, he traversed our entire route in N. Wales 10 days before we arrived to be sure it all made sense and that the logistics would work. This he did without even having met us; believe me, it just guaranteed a trip that went like clockwork. Incidentally, he also does motorcycle trips in Spain looking for raptors!


Our group of six couldn’t recommend him highly enough. We had such a great time with you. It's hard to believe it was only a few days!! Thank you for all you did to make our trip such a pleasure. It's marvellous that we got to visit your home-- a real treat and just a hint of the marvels of Aberystwyth.  My guess (knowing how our travel patterns go) is that we might get to Spain near Bilbao before we get to Wales again.  But we will keep you in the loop-- no question.

Jeff - Group tour through Wales

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Just wanted to say what a great time we had, when 4 of us stayed with Nick in September 2020. We were travelling for 10 days on motorcycles and the accommodation gave us a welcome break from the dusty trails we had been riding.


Hospitality, accommodation and location were superb. The front
courtyard was excellent for relaxing in the sun with a cold beer at the end of the day. Nick is a great host and has a wealth of knowledge, if you want to get advice on the local roads, trails and places to visit.


Highly recommended.

Kevin - Hosted at Nicks Casita