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#184 – Blast from the past – Clwydian Hillforts

A busy couple of weeks meant that I didn’t finish the latest post in time for today, so I thought I would revisit an earlier post from 2012.   Fellow blogger Mark Kelly should enjoy this as he recently walked … Continue reading

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#131 – Night (and day) time wanderings in the Clwydian Hills – Moel y Plas

Saying that life has been busy over the past couple of months isn’t the half of it!  In January my Border Collie ‘Mist’ passed her obedience and stock (sheep) tests, and began her training as a Search And Rescue (SAR) … Continue reading

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#126 – More wanderings with the dog on Clwydian Hills.

The recent snow, although a curse for some, was a blessing for those of us who like a little bit of ‘white’ on our hills.  The mountains of Snowdonia and the Lake District have been Alpine in all but scale … Continue reading

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#115 – Winter in the Clwydian Hills

‘The Spine’ race is one of those events that takes over your life – for the competitors it’s the culmination of months of planning and training, but the members of the support team also had to prepare for a week … Continue reading

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#105 – Lost in the Clwydian Hills

My local hills, the Clwydian Range, are not the highest hills in Wales by a long way, though it’s the first high ground you drive through as you enter North Wales from England.  The highest summit is Moel Famau (see … Continue reading

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#99 – The ancient forts of the Clwydian Hills

After dawdling round Dorset and swanning around Swanage it was time to return to the hills in my own backyard.  Although we have explored our own local hills of Moel Hirraddug ( post #73) and Craig Fawr (post #82) at … Continue reading

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#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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#204 – Beautiful Berwyns

The Berwyn mountains are the Cinderella hills of North Wales.  These rough and lonely hills feel like they should be part of the Snowdonia National Park, but on the day that the guy drew the Park boundary, he must have … Continue reading

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#183 – Adventures, it’s all relative!

An annoying knee injury (now sorted out) kept me off the hills for much of August, but I’m an impatient patient and by the end of the month I was ready for a walk out.   We had my grandson Lewis … Continue reading

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#169 – Brecon Beacons day – Craig Fan Du, Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn

Living on the edge of the Clwydian Hills, with Snowdonia just an hour away by car, it’s easy to ignore the other hills and mountains of Wales. Last summer we took a trip south including a couple of days out … Continue reading

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