Category Archives: 5. North Wales

#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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#243 – Dinas Bran Castle and the Vale of Llangollen

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) It has to be said that ‘me missus’ does not exactly go for the combination of mountains and snow, and my day playing on the Glyderau (see … Continue reading

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#242 – A (not so) snowy day on the Glyderau

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) UK weather suddenly became ‘interesting’ in March this year, with ‘The Beast from the East’ dumping snow quite liberally.    In North Wales it was the Borders area … Continue reading

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#240 – Roaming with the Romans on the northern Carneddau

(Left click images and maps to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) I don’t mind a bit of ‘iffy’ weather when we are out in the hills, but strong winds can make a day miserable.    We seem … Continue reading

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#237 – It’s a dog’s life!

Woof woof!! – it’s that time of year again where I sneak up to the Boss’s computer thingy and write my own blog – I definitely do a better job than him! We didn’t get to play in the snow … Continue reading

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#236 – Foel Fras from Aber (with a short wander in the dark)

There have been many distractions in 2017 keeping me from the hills and mountains of North Wales, the main ones being the hills and mountains of the Scotland and the Lake District.    When the opportunity for a Welsh mountain … Continue reading

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#223 – The Bothy – A very British institution

(left click images for expanded view, use browser return arrow to go back) There’s something uniquely British about bothies and the way they fit into British mountain activity.   A bothy was originally rough accommodation for itinerant workers such as … Continue reading

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