A wet walk in the Berwyn range, visiting the stone circle of Moel-Ty-Uchaf

September 3, 2017
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A circular 10 mile walk in the Berwyn Range visiting the stone circle of Moel Ty Uchaf, the summit of Cadair Berwyn and getting very wet in the process. Date walked: 24th June 2017 Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Distance: around 10 miles See: CPAT historic landscape walks © Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust: available […]

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Another circular walk in the foothills of the Berwyn Range

July 23, 2017
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A 10 mile walk  through upper part of the Ceiriog valley and its surrounding hills, encountering some very bad-tempered signage and some fascinating stones. Date walked: 10th May 2017 Distance: around 10 miles Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Guide to walks: Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog valley by David […]

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A circular walk in the foothills of The Berwyn Range

June 25, 2017
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A 7 mile walk  circular walk  from Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog in North Wales, following a small section of the Upper Ceiriog Way . Date walked: 9th May 2017 Distance: around 7 miles Map used: OS Explorer 255 Llangollen and Berwyn Guide to walks: Walks around the Berwyn Mountains and the Ceiriog valley by David Berry […]

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Cambrian Way day 18: Cwmystwyth to Dyffryn Castell

June 11, 2017
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A  relatively gentle walk  followed by a dramatic crossing of the Rheidol river at Devil’s Bridge – rather spoiled in the second half of the day by a very painful knee. Date walked: March 28th  2017 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer 187 – Llandovery and OS Explorer 213- Aberystwyth and Cwm Rheidol […]

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Cambrian Way day 17: Pontrhydfendigaid to Cwmystwyth

May 21, 2017
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A gentle walk by the remains of the Cistercian monastery at Strata Florida followed by crossing some wild moorland at the edge of the Elan Valley. Date walked: March 27th  2017 Distance: around 11 miles Map used: OS Explorer 187 – Llandovery and OS Explorer 213- Aberystwyth and Cwm Rheidol Guide book: The Cambrian Way (7th […]

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Hi-Tec Signal Hill Waterproof Multi-Sport shoe

April 23, 2017
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  Some time ago I wrote somewhat scathingly about a writer for a national paper suggesting that walking shoes were just as good as walking boots for most hiking purposes. I still don’t agree with him but there are times when you are going for a walk on fairly easy terrain – by that I […]

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Cambrian Way Day 16: Ty’n Cornel hostel to Pontrhydfendigaid

April 16, 2017
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A challenging hike on The Cambrian Way in Ceredigion over difficult but beautiful moorland.   Date walked: 25th January 2017 Distance: about 11 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) **** We had stayed last night in this most remote but charming  Ty’n Cornel hostel. Paul had been banished […]

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Cambrian Way day 15: Near Rhandirmwyn to the Ty’n Cornel hostel

April 2, 2017
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  A wonderful walk on The Cambrian Way in Wales through the beautiful  Doethie valley in Ceredigion, finishing at the most isolated hostel in Wales. Date walked: 24th January 2017 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ********* Our destination today was a […]

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Via Francigena: Abbadia a Isola to Siena

March 5, 2017
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  Just to re-cap, I had been invited on a press trip via Italian Wonder Ways to be introduced to the pilgrim route called the Via Francigena. This was our third day. Date: 24th September 2016 Location: Tuscany, Italy ************* Hardly a day goes by without my getting emails from my readers demanding another post […]

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Cambrian Way day 14: Llandovery to near Rhandirmwyn

February 19, 2017
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A delightful autumnal walk following the Cambrian Way in Carmarthenshire from Llandovery to Rhandirmwyn Date walked: 2nd November 2016 Distance: about 9 miles Map used: OS Explorer  187- Llandovery Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************* I joined  Neil and Paul around 9.15 as they were finishing their Full English (no nod […]

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