Category Archives: Wales

Big Black Mountains Hike (Part 2)

Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017

As I reached Pen Trumau, close to the halfway point in this walk, I’d achieved a height of around 700m above sea level.

Waun Fach, the highest point in the Black Mountains range, could be reached by climbing only another 100m or so.

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Big Black Mountains Hike (Part 1)

Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2017

I’ve just spent a weekend in South Wales and I’ll be heading further west for the coming weekend.

Now, I’d like to head back to August and recount a walk I did in the Black Mountains.

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Climbing Cadair Idris (Part 2)

Sunday 28th May 2017

Walking the final one-hundred metres of ascent towards the summit of Cadair Idris now, there was only one question on our minds:

Would the cloud clear in time for our arrival?

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Climbing Cadair Idris (Part 1)

Sunday 28th May 2017

In an ideal world, I’d be sat here, ready to start writing up a walk I did last weekend in the Peak District… But with little time for blogging in this thing called LIFE, I’m going to take you back to a weekend at the end of May.

Camping away with Brunel Walking Group, this was our second full day in Snowdonia, ahead of a final night’s sleep and long drive home to follow. I think it was only a ten-minute drive from the camp site but the majority of the group set off to climb Cadair Idris.

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Rural Dolgellau

Saturday 27th May 2017

My first full day in Mid Wales; the morning after our arrival. Some didn’t turn up or even pitch their tents until close to midnight!

We awoke to the sound and chill of rain British Weather. Two walks were happening at the same time; both with early starts. Everyone was moving, I just wanted to slow down and breathe for a bit… So, I ended up spending the day intentionally alone.

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Visiting Attingham Park

Friday 26th May 2017

This was a stop off in Shropshire, en route to a shared weekend and camping and walking in Snowdonia, with Brunel Walking Group.

More than two whole months have passed since the experience but it all remains fresh enough in my memory for me to be able to finally begin writing.

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Waun Rydd

Sunday 21st May 2017

This was a ‘Joint Walk’ led by Brunel Walking Group, where both age groups were welcome to attend.

I’d been to the Brecon Beacons a few times and had always covered the same range of heights (Corn Du, Pen Y Fan, Cribyn…). But this walk promised to offer something slightly different and less frequented by the flip-flop wearing Storey Arms tourists.

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