January 2015

Climbing Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny

January 25, 2015
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An easy 6 mile walk to the summit of this most distinctive of  Welsh hills. Date walked: 13th December 2104 Distance: 6 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 13 Brecon Beacons National Park This walk was taken from “Circular walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park” by Tom Hutton ************* This is the nearest walk […]

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Plynlimon and the Nant-y-moch reservoir

January 18, 2015
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  A fabulous 11 mile walk on the brightest of spring days on and around Plynlimon and the Nant-y-moch reservoir in mid-Wales. Date walked: 13th March 2014 Written up: 21st December 2014 Distance: around 9  miles Map used: OS Explorer 213-  Aberystwyth & Cwm Rheidol **************** Bob and I were staying in nearby Llanidloes, a charming little market […]

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Climbing The Skirrid: the start of the Beacons Way

January 11, 2015
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A short walk over The Skirrid in Monmouthshire, with a steep ascent and descent, giving very satisfying views (on a good day) from the summit of  1,594 feet. Date walked: 3rd December 2014 Distance: about 3 miles, quite steep in parts Map: OS Explorer OL 13 – Brecon Beacons National Park ****************** Derek The Weather had […]

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Wales Coast Path (Anglesey): Brynsiencyn to Menai Bridge

January 4, 2015
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Date walked: 1st August 2014 Distance: about 8 miles Map used: OS Explorer No.263: Anglesey East At the start of these walks on Anglesey I flew from Cardiff to Anglesey Airport near Holyhead on the excellent Citywing service. They have lost the contract since! ************* I had stayed last night at Ardudwy bed and breakfast on the far […]

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