Pembrokeshire Coast: Cardigan – St David’s Head

7th - 11th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 38 Cardigan - Ceibwr Bay 8 miles/1652 ft total ascent The sleeping pad had arrived by ten thirty and I was off again. I gave the Mountain Warehouse behemoth to a homeless man after awkwardly rambling about how I didn't know if this was … Continue reading Pembrokeshire Coast: Cardigan – St David’s Head

Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

27th - 31st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 27 Porthmadog - Harlech 12 miles/2027959 ft total ascent I could see the dunes of Harlech sands as a rumpled clutch of hazy shadows across the Glaslyn estuary. This would be the estuary that began my hatred of the coast path estuaries. Where previously … Continue reading Meirionnydd Coast: Porthmadog – Clarach

Anglesey: Beaumaris – Church Bay

5th - 11th December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 6 Beaumaris - Benllech 16 miles/1819 ft total ascent Grassy paths took me away from Beaumaris in the early light; the daunting slumber of the mountains across the strait a crooked, high silhouette. Where the sky was blue over there, but for the morning … Continue reading Anglesey: Beaumaris – Church Bay

Glossary of Water Words in Britain

You were walking along the brook, wait, was it a beck? Possibly a burn. Anyway, it was on from the marsh, or the bog, one of them. You know, up from that mere. What do you mean it was a tarn? The one next to the force? No, not the falls, the force. With pulks … Continue reading Glossary of Water Words in Britain

Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection

Stats for the Snowdonia Slate Trail Start: Bangor Finish: Bethesda Distance: 83 miles (134km) Total ascent: 13,648ft (4160m) Traditional sections: (anticlockwise over seven days) Bangor - Llanberis, 14 milesLlanberis - Rhyd Ddu, 14.5 miles Rhydd Ddu - Blaenau Ffestiniog, 16.5 miles Blaenau Ffestiniog - Penmachno 16.5 milesPenmachno - Capel Curig, 11.5 milesCapel Curig - Bethesda, … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection