Category Archives: 5. North Wales

#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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#221 – Moel Ysgyfarnogod in the Rhinogs.

The Rhinogydd (Rhinog) mountains present some of the toughest walking in North Wales.    They may not have the highest summits but what the hills lack in height they make up for with miles of rough, stony, bouldery, heathery wilderness, with … Continue reading

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#220 – Foel Fras – Things don’t go as planned!

As Chris and I finished our bimble around Llyn Anafon and Drum (see post #219) we were followed most of the way back by big glowering clouds, and it started to pour down just as we arrived back at the … Continue reading

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#219 – Llyn Anafon and Drum in the Northern Carneddau

Although I’m usually up for a long mountain day, me missus enjoys her days in the hills when she isn’t being scared out of her wits or setting off on a long ‘yomp’ into the backwoods in crappy weather.   So, … Continue reading

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#218 – Dulyn and Melynllyn in winter and summer (From the archives)

Winter this year in North Wales has been fairly mild, with high winds and rain but less snow than usual.    Most people would find that good news, but outdoors types aren’t ‘most people’, and my ice axe and crampons … Continue reading

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#217 – The Carneddau and Llyn Llyffant

Since moving to North Wales five years ago, I’ve become a big fan of the mountains of the Carneddau, and I’m still having fun exploring hidden corners where I haven’t been yet.   One place on my ‘to do’ list … Continue reading

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