Monthly Archives: August 2012

#92 – “Just doggin’ around …. ”

I was ready, prepared for several hours of sitting behind a rock in Cwm Llugwy, in the Carneddau mountains of North Wales.  Coffee in flask, foam sit mat at the ready, extra fleece layers and full waterproofs – a day … Continue reading

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#91 – Moelwyn Mawr and Moelwyn Bach

The Moelwyn hills (the Moelwynion in Welsh) stand almost literally in the shadow of the Snowdon Range.  Contained by the settlements of Betws y Coed, Capel Curig, Beddgelert, Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, these are quieter hills than the Snowdon Hills.  … Continue reading

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#90 – Elidir Fawr and the Northern Glyderau

It would seem that Elidir was a big bloke – apparently his stallion could carry seven riders, and if an ancient British chieftain wanted a memorial, something really big that would carry his name down through the centuries, then the … Continue reading

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#89 – “Hide and seek” at Pen y Pass

You might well ask the question, “why is a ‘supposed’ adult hiding behind a boulder on a Welsh hillside?”  The question is more pointed when you realise that I’ve swopped a comfortable sofa and ‘Eastenders’ on the TV for a … Continue reading

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