Cambrian Way day 11: Storey Arms to Bwlch Bryn-rhudd

October 2, 2016
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  Date walked: 9th August 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** Another day with the three Musketeers (Paul, Neil and me). Leaving Pauls car at the mercy of car thieves, Neil drove the two […]

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Cambrian Way day 10: Cwar Blaen dyffryn quarry to Storey Arms

September 18, 2016
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  Date walked: July 6th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles (but lots of ups and downs) Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** I have quite an ambivalent relationship with camping, […]

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Cambrian Way Day 9: Crickhowell to Cwr Blaen-dyffryn quarry

September 4, 2016
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  Date walked: July 5th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 12 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition *************** The three (Paul, Neil and me) of us had decided that if we had […]

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The Knoydart peninsula, Scotland. Day 3

August 21, 2016
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Date walked: 8th June 2016 Distance: about 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer 413 – Knoydart, Loch Hourn and Loch Duich ****************** I had had quite a decent night in the tent on my level grassy pitch not far from the Inverie River. Decent by camping standards that is, which is never great. After my failed […]

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The Knoydart peninsula, Scotland. Day two

August 7, 2016

Date walked: 7th June 2016 Distance: about 10 miles including the trip to the pub Map used: OS Explorer 413 – Knoydart, Loch Hourn and Loch Duich ******* I didn’t have a great nights sleep.  I never do when camping – there’s just so many factors that make sleeping well unlikely. But an invasion of midgies […]

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The Knoydart peninsula, Scotland: Day 1

July 24, 2016

Date of visit: 6th June 2016 Map used: OS Explorer 413 – Knoydart, Loch Hourn and Loch Duich Distance walked : not many *************** You know when you have that overwhelming  desire to escape, to get away from it all. This was one of those times. I was feeling very stressed from the havoc being […]

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A circular walk around Liverpool

June 26, 2016
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Date walked: 27th January 2016 Map used: OS Explorer 275 – Liverpool Distance: about 8 miles ***** Anne and I were staying in The Town House – a block of apartments (sounds so much posher than a flat) on Waterloo Quay, overlooking the River Mersey and Waterloo Dock. Were it not for the rattling windows in constant, […]

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A walk along the Leeds to Liverpool canal from Vauxhall in the city centre to Aintree

June 12, 2016
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  Date walked: 29th January 2016 Distance: around 8 miles Map used (but not much): OS Explorer 275: Liverpool ************** Our habit is to take a two-week holiday in the winter somewhere in Britain. Anne doesn’t really like leaving the country. We have been choosing cities, mostly, as they provide plenty of places to eat […]

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Cambrian Way: Day 8 – Lord Hereford’s Knob to Crickhowell

May 29, 2016
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  Date walked: 17th May 2016 Distance:  14.25 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area) Guide: Cambrian Way by A.J.Drake (7th edition) and website  *************** Sadly, Paul couldn’t make it today so it was just Neil and I who met at Crickhowell, leaving Neil’s car there and taking mine […]

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