Category Archives: 5. North Wales

#277 – Cwm Idwal and the end of Lockdown – “Rhyddid!” (Freedom!)

(For the best viewing experience, left click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back) After almost four months of restricted travel in Wales due to the Covid-19 lockdown, the  Welsh Government … Continue reading

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#276 – Moel y Parc – Sheeptracks, sunshine and more Offa’s Dyke Path!

(For the best viewing experience, left-click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back) June in North Wales, and we were still restricted to five miles travel for recreation and exercise, whilst … Continue reading

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#275 – The Offa’s Dyke Path (Northern section)

  (For the best viewing experience, left click the images and maps to zoom in, then use your browser return arrow to go back to the text) It’s almost three months now since we were locked down in the Covid-19 … Continue reading

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#269 – Y Gamallt and the Migneint

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) In my last blog post (see post #268) I made the comment that “You’re never far from a mountain in Wales”.    It also has to be … Continue reading

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#268 – Conwy Mountain and beyond

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) You’re never far from a mountain in Wales.   The main interest is in the old favourites such as the Snowdon group, the Glyderau, the Carneddau and others, … Continue reading

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#267 – Two days in the quietest corner of Snowdon

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I described the lovely, quiet corner of Cwm Glas in an earlier post after a trip there in 2014 (see post #154).    It’s hard to believe … Continue reading

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#266 – Moel Ty Mawr

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I’ve featured the Berwyns in this blog before – they are remote, wild hills, though nothing like as rough and gnarly as the nearby Rhinogs. Chris and … Continue reading

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#265 – Moel Siabod – The Shapely Peak

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back)   Moel Siabod (which translates as ‘Shapely Hill’) is one of those hills where you don’t bump into crowds, in fact it would be strange to bump … Continue reading

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#261 – Cwmorthin and the mountains of the Moelwynion (Moelwyns)

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) It was a Team training night, and several of us drifted down to the pub afterwards.  The chat is always varied, but I overheard ‘Gaz’ talking about … Continue reading

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#244 – Llyn Cowlyd in the East Carneddau

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The mountains of the Carneddau in Snowdonia are big and wild, like a mini version of the Cairngorms, and a mountain trip in the Carneddau is usually … Continue reading

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