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Cycling in Wales – The Mawddach Trail in Pictures…

The trail following the line of the old railway track along the southern shore of the Mawddach Estuary from Dolgellau to Barmouth, known as the Mawddach Trail, surely ranks among the best bike rides in Wales and is all the … Continue reading

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Hills, Horses and Sunshine – a Few Thoughts on Summer

As I contemplate the map, looking for inspiration on where to head in the summer, it occurs to me what a big part the summer trips away played in my own childhood. There was little in the way of sitting … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a White Christmas? Here’s Skiddaw in November Instead…

There were a few flakes of snow just now – well sleet but I guess it’s close – falling outside or rather being blown in ahead of yet another of the heavy rain showers barrelling in from the North Atlantic. … Continue reading

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Views of Iona and Mull

Here are some views of the small but beautiful island of Iona from this summer. Iona is situated in the Western Isles of Scotland or the Hebrides just off the west coast of  Mull and is best known as the … Continue reading

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The Jura Mountains of Northern Switzerland – le Chasseron

One of the most enduring memories of childhood holidays to the alpine regions  was that wild and relatively unpopulated area of forested, mist shrouded hills that we passed through on leaving the lowlands of France and before sighting the high … Continue reading

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Views of the Grand St Bernard

The four travellers made their way slowly along the rough path that climbed gradually across the steep mountainside. They had been going for several hours and all were weary as they stumbled on the stones and the ground frozen iron … Continue reading

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Autumn in the Lake District – Haweswater to the Patterdale Fells

Well autumn has finally become winter and a seemingly never ending barrage of rain, hail and snow is sweeping in from the North Atlantic; perhaps the worst thing though is that here at 54 degrees north it is dark at … Continue reading

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