Category Archives: General Interest

#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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#199 – Mysterious Lancashire – Pendle Hill

Pendle Hill has an air of mystery about it.   The hill dominates the view in much of Central Lancashire, but stands separate from the Pennines, the Bowland Hills and the Yorkshire Dales which surround it.    At 557 metres (1827ft) … Continue reading

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#195 – Mam Tor – The ‘Shivering Mountain’

About 4000 years ago, the slopes of Mam Tor in the Peak District of Derbyshire would not have been a good place to be.    The hill is mostly sandstone lying on top of unstable shales, and 4000 years ago the … Continue reading

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#194 – The Pennine Way in winter – twice as much fun for Javed

On 16 January 2016, the fifth Montane Spine Race ended at Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Of the 68 racers who had started only 24 reached the finish, adding to the myths surrounding ‘Britain’s most brutal race’.    One of the … Continue reading

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#191 – Happy New Year for 2016

Mist:   Wooof! It must be that time of year again – the boss always gets this funny tree thing with lights and puts it IN THE HOUSE!   Can you imagine?!   A tree in the house!!  I just don’t … Continue reading

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#187 – Ynys Môn (Anglesey) – good things come in small packages!

I seem to have spent a lot of time on Ynys Môn (Anglesey) over the past week or so, but unfortunately it’s only been in the virtual sense – I’ve been following the start-up of Môn-SAR, a new search and … Continue reading

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