Monthly Archives: May 2012

#79 – The Clwydian Hills (Bryniau Clwyd) – Gateway to North Wales

Those of you who have read #73 will remember that Chris and I have recently bought a house in the Clwydian Hills in North Wales, but on our recent trips over there we’ve been ‘flat-packing’  instead of ‘back-packing’  – IKEA … Continue reading

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#78 – Witches, hitches and follies

The Aire Gap has been an important travel route over the Pennines since Neolithic times, with the Aire and Ribble Valleys allowing a sheltered crossing of the Pennine Hills that doesn’t rise higher than 170 metres – the nearest crossing … Continue reading

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#77 – A Witch, a Slippery Peak and a Black Dog!

When I first visited Wales, many years ago, I found the Welsh language to be confusing to say the least, with most of the words looking like a bad game of scrabble.   It started to make more sense when I … Continue reading

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#76 – “Are you playing on the computer AGAIN?!!

A few months back a friend asked me about my outdoor writing, along the lines of “But what do you DO?”  I explained it something like this – “I go for a walk, I write about it, people throw money … Continue reading

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