November 2012

Waterfall Country: Ystradfellte, Powys, Wales

November 26, 2012
Thumbnail image for Waterfall Country: Ystradfellte, Powys, Wales

Walked 11th November 2012 Map needed: OL Explorer 12 Distance walked: about 9 miles Starting point: Cwm Porth car park at SN928124, near  Ystradfellte. The Pay and Display car park was a steep £4 but there are toilets and a little shop (sorry, can’t tell you what’s in it as I didn’t look – #walkersguidefai […]

Read the full article →

Waterproofs

November 19, 2012
Thumbnail image for Waterproofs

The top half Next to boots, I think the most important kit to consider are waterproofs. Usually this means separate over-trousers and a jacket. When I was walking the Way of St James in France  in September quite a few people were donning a poncho style waterproof that went over the whole of the upper […]

Read the full article →

Boots

November 12, 2012
Thumbnail image for Boots

I can’t remember when or why I got the walking bug. I do know that sometime in my late teens or early 20’s I bought a pair of “proper” walking boots. And I still have them. They are an Italian all leather boot by Suola and are called Robusta. I seem to remember they were quite expensive. And […]

Read the full article →

Wales Coast Path: St Clears to Amroth

November 5, 2012
Thumbnail image for Wales Coast Path: St Clears to Amroth

 Approximate distance: 17 miles Walked 16th October 2012 Mostly a straightforward walk on the level (especially if you are able to walk on the beach at Pendine and Marros sands).  Quite steep out of Laugharne. Fabulous at the end at low tide. This section of the path is within Carmarthenshire. Their  Countryside Access and Recreation […]

Read the full article →
Copyright Charles Hawes (2012)