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Simpson's Cross - Home

Bouncing home with the help of a wallaby and a few lemurs

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Packing up to go home was kind of sad, although I have to say I am looking forward to a nice warm shower and my own bed. The tipi has been lovely, full of little details that have made our stay really enjoyable, and Claire (the owner) even came by last night to check that we were OK after the storm earlier in the week. She said she had expected us to bail out during the high winds (as previous guests have done apparently), but that didn't even occur to us.

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We decided to take the long route home, through Pembrokeshire National park – beautiful as ever.

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Manor House Wildlife Park
Our first (and as it turns out, only) stop today was at the Manor House Wildlife Park. The park is full of humorous signs and pictures of the (apparently famous) owner Anna Ryder Richardson – we couldn't even buy a post card without her face on it!

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This conservation-led zoo advertises itself as having four Zoonique Walkthroughs with 52 acres of organically packed fun. The lemur Walkthrough is said to be one of Europe's largest and the zoo also houses the world's largest bird table. Just as we were leaving the lemur enclosure, we were told off for being in there as it wasn't open yet. Oh well..... I am sure the very cute lemurs didn't mind.

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Other animals included pygmy goats you could pet, gibbons, zebras, rhinos, wallabies you could hand feed and many more. The park was very well laid out, the setting was picturesque and natural and the enclosures large, but I think the best way of describing the place would be “has potential”.

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Through Brecon Beacon National Park and then home – until next time.

Posted by Grete Howard 11:34 Archived in Wales

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Thanks for sharing another one of your adventures with us and writing another great blog
Kay
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