Tagged: wales

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July #MicroAdventure

Our walking calendars finally aligned, allowing us to meet up for a weekend of walking, camping and catching up. After an incredible exchange of emails and GPX files, Matt (@hillplodder) and I had decided on Wales, specifically the area around New Radnor which offered a huge haul of trig points...

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Little Things

Sometimes it’s the little things in life that give us the most pleasure; like the last Fondant Fancy or the discovery of a hitherto errant jelly bean in your jacket pocket. Such was the feeling when I received an email a couple of weeks ago asking permission for a publisher...

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One of our sheepdogs is missing!

We approached the gate tentatively, the large, snarling, barking yellow dog ensured that we weren’t going to go through it, and called through the open kitchen door to a woman washing the dishes. The barking of the yellow hound kicked off a ruckus of noise from a kennel block behind...

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Autumn Weekend Wander – 2009

What seems to becoming an annual ritual is about to kick off in a few minutes – just enough time to pen this “Out of Office” for anyone interested. Tex Gore and I are off to Wales for a 3 day wander around the Arenigs – as soon as he...

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Walk Report: World’s End

Rambling Pete was free this weekend, so we decided to strike out, despite the dire weather predictions and see if we could find somewhere that wouldn’t result in us having to be rescued either by helicopter or boat. The North West was likely to be a complete wash-out with heavy...

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Post Walk.. (what’s the opposite of Blues?)

There’s something incredibly satisfying sitting down to write a walk report, with the wind and rain rattling against the window, feet throbbing gently under the desk and calf muscles slowly loosening themselves back to their usual butter-like consistency. It’s even more satisfying to know that you beat the weather as...

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Walk Report: World’s End

Date: 25th Oct 2008 Stats: 13.5 miles, 3100 feet Weather: Cool with some cloud, but no rain, windy in exposed areas Trig Points: 0 Wainwrights: 0 Other Info: £2 all day parking in Llangollen village Summary: Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran, Offa’s Dyke to World’s End, Fron-lwyd, Cae’r-hafod, forestry tracks through...

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Walk Report: Snowdon

Date: 19th Jul 2008 Stats: 8.0 miles, 3000 feet Weather: Overcast all day, warm in valley, but cold and windy on top, rain later Trig Points: 1: TP6043 – Snowdon Summit Welsh 3000: 1: Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Other Info: Ample parking at Pen-y-Pass, £4 all day, toilets and cafe, but...