Monthly Archives: July 2012

#88 – Moel Siabod, the ‘Shapely Hill’

You can see Moel Siabod (the ‘Shapely Hill’) from our house.  Well, not strictly true … you would see Moel Siabod if our own shapely hill of Moel Hiraddug wasn’t in the way!  (See Post #73)  So, it’s dog-walking boots … Continue reading

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#87 – Cwm Idwal … The morning after!!

The A5 London to Holyhead road is one of Britain’s busiest arterial highways.  Starting near Marble Arch in London, it follows what was once a vital transport link from the capital to Holyhead and the sea crossing to Dublin.  The … Continue reading

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#86 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) by the PYG Track and the Miners Track

The mountains of Snowdonia are more than just a playground.  Some also come here to train for the bigger ranges, the best known example being the members of the successful 1953 Everest expedition – they even found time to write … Continue reading

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#85 – “Wonderful waterfall” – Pistyll Rhaeadr.

Why is the number Seven so significant?  Seven days of the week, Seven deadly sins, Seven virtues, Seven Heavens, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (eh?!…)  Well OK, you probably get the picture…. In Wales it is said that there are … Continue reading

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#84 – Bidean nam Bian, the hidden giant of Glencoe

As you drive down Glencoe towards Loch Achtriochtan, you can’t help but notice the impressive rock architecture rising above you on both sides. To the north lies the airy ridge of the Aonach Eagach (see post #52) and opposite lie … Continue reading

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