Tag Archives: Wales

Seven Days in Summer – A Three Peaks Adventure – heading South

Part two – Scafell Pike  <<<back to part one Ben Nevis<<< It was with great reluctance that we left the Highlands to journey south to the Lakes on the hottest day of the year, but there was some compensation in … Continue reading

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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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A Short Adventure in Snowdonia – part 2 – in the Eastern Glyders

The following morning after a night in the valley undisturbed by any kind of adverse weather, we set off once again in warm summer conditions, from the car park just behind the shops in Capel Curig. Away from the main … Continue reading

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A Short Adventure in Snowdonia – part 1

The first day of our short adventure in Snowdonia dawned clear, sunny and warm as we left the campsite at Dolgam to head through the small hamlet of Capel Curig and into the Ogwen Valley which is Wales’ answer to … Continue reading

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A Walk in South Wales – Peaks of the Brecon Beacons

It’s hard to believe after all the recent snow and rain that little over a week ago I was enjoying this walk in wonderful Spring – almost Summer – conditions in the Brecon Beacons National Park which is a part … Continue reading

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The Mountain and the South Ridge of Snowdon

I have climbed Snowdon many times and in all kinds of weather but I have to say that this fine autumn day at the end of October was one of the best days out I’ve had on the highest peak … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – Y Lliwedd and Snowdon

Mountain hiking has always been one of my favorite activities so it’s also perhaps a good thing that the weather is also an interest as the one certainty with venturing into the hills is that you will encounter lots of … Continue reading

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Cnicht – the Matterhorn of Wales

Sunday evening and a succession of Atlantic depressions are bringing in a light but steady rain from the West that manifests itself on the window as I begin writing my first post in ages. Above the sound of the rain, … Continue reading

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Travels in Wales – along the Elan Valley

In the hills of Mid Wales there lies a beautifully scenic valley that forms a natural way from the market town of Rhayader into the wild heart of the Cambrian Mountains. The Elan Valley contains the reservoirs that supply the … Continue reading

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Walking in Wales – Along the Offa’s Dyke Path

Many times in the past I had passed this way, for the Clwydian Range in North Wales form the gateway to Snowdonia – a common destination of mine for childhood holidays, camping trips or general adventuring. Apart though from several … Continue reading

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