Category: Walking

Wales day four – just ambling about

After our intended task for the week – going up Snowdon – today was always going to be something of a ‘make it up as you go along’ day. And so it turned out to be. We didn’t set alarms for the morning, agreeing that we would probably need a bit of a lie in. […]

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Wales day three – Snowdon day

Sorry to bang on about the weather again but, when you’re going up a mountain, it’s important to be prepared. So after seeing the latest forecast we decided to head out early to try and avoid the worst of the weather (rain in the afternoon). We were going up Snowdon via the Ranger’s path – […]

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Day two in Snowdonia – Portmeirion

The Met Office promised some sun in the morning, turning to showers all afternoon. They pretty much got it wrong, as we had sunshine (it was cold and sometimes blustery, but who cares when the sun’s shining?) and, looking out of the cottage window, it’s still blazing down. And it’s 7pm. To be fair to […]

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Day one in Snowdonia

The only problem with Wales is how far away it is from where I live. I’m not one for enjoying four hours of driving but, thankfully, the trip across the Pennines and then down to North Wales was relatively stress free; we only encountered a couple of drivers who warranted the title of “fuckhead” (a […]

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Preparations are underway…

I love North Wales – the scenery is just so epic. So I am really looking forward to a week in the mountainous area of Snowdonia next week with three friends. There will be some walking, some picture taking (probably quite a lot of that actually) and, I’m sure, some wine drinking on the evenings. […]

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