Discovering Welsh Gardens

Wales Coast Path: Menai Bridge to Beaumaris

June 7, 2015
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Date walked: 10th April 2015 Distance: About 5 miles Map used: OS Explorer 263: Anglesey East ************* It felt like a long time since I had finished my last section of the Path at Menai Bridge. And it had been – over 7 months. So I was quite excited to be giving myself the best […]

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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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Wales Coast Path: Abersoch to Rhiw

August 10, 2014
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Date walked: May 14th 2014 Distance: about 14 miles OS map required: Explorer 253- lleyn Peninsula West I had two guides that I referred to: The Lleyn Peninsula Coastal Path by John Cantrell and published by Cicerone (2010) and Llyn Peninsula – The Official Guide- by Carl Rogers and Tony Bowerman, published by Northern Eye Books (2014). The above guides assume that […]

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Wales Coast Path: Harlech to Maentwrog

June 1, 2014
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Date walked: 5th April 2014 Distance walked: around 12 miles Cumulative total of miles walked along The Wales Coast Path: 547 The official website of the Wales Coast path is http://www.walescoastpath.gov.uk/default.aspx OS map required:  OL 18 – Harlech, Porthmadog & Bala I get all my maps from Dash4it. They are well discounted, and delivery is free and fast. […]

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Robert Macfarlane at the Hay-on-Wye Festival 2013

June 5, 2013
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June 1st Robert Macfarlane talks to Horatio Clare (11.30am) and to Artemis Cooper (5.30pm) Hay-on-Wye  and the Festival Hay-on-Wye is one of those destinations that I think of as a treat. I like everything about the place. The drive when we take the little road that runs from Llandewi Skirrid to the edge of Hay Bluff […]

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A circular walk on Mynydd Llangatwg, Powys

December 31, 2012
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Approximate distance: 9 miles Starting point: Lay-by on the mountain road from Llangattock Village to Blaen Onneu. SO 185169 Map required: OS Explorer OL13 Terrain: some steep sections and narrow paths close to  near vertical rock faces. Some paths are excellent, others, particularly through boggy parts are very difficult to follow. Facilities. None on the route.  Crickhowell […]

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