Category Archives: 6. Mid and South Wales

#241 – Mynydd Du – The Black Mountain

(Left click images to zoom in, use browser return arrow to go back) The English often find the Welsh language bewildering, with an ‘alphabet soup’ approach to spelling, but in reality, Welsh is fairly simple, with rules and sounds that … 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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#215 – A dogs life! (in 2016)

“Woof – Every now and then the Boss goes out of the room and then it’s my chance to take over his blog.  He’ll never learn!  So, here’s what I’ve been doing all year.” “We had the usual nonsense back … Continue reading

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#207 – Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Part 2 – Wooltack Point and Marloes

The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path around St Ann’s Head (see post #206) had been a good day out, so good in fact that this mountain man was ready for another bit of coast the next day.    Repeating the winning formula, … Continue reading

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#206 – Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, Part 1 – St Ann’s Head

There’s no question about it – first and foremost I am a mountain man!  Still, sometimes a change of scene is a good move, which is why Chris and I, plus Border Collie ‘Mist’, were down by the seaside.    The … Continue reading

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#190 – Stormy day in Radnorshire, Mid-Wales

After a month of not getting out on the hills and mountains, something had to be done!    A trip down to friends in Mid-Wales opened up the chance of a hill day, and ambitious plans were made involving either … Continue reading

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#174 – Mynydd Du (The Black Mountain) in the Western Brecon Beacons

In previous posts I’ve mentioned my attempts to learn some of the Welsh language now that we live in North Wales. I don’t have the language skills to ever hope to get to conversational level, but I’m getting a reasonable … Continue reading

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#170 – The Cambrian Mountains of Mid-Wales

Although many in the UK will remember the late summer of 2014 that lasted from September until the end of November, it’s easy to forget that August was well rainy, and Chris and I spent a soggy few days in … 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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#153 – “Foot Mountain” – on foot!

Living on the edge of the Clwydian Hills in North East Wales, with the glories of Snowdonia just an hours drive away, you might wonder that we bother going to other mountain areas in Wales. The thing is, the country … Continue reading

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