Gower: Landimore – Swansea

28th - 30th January 2022 Image from the Hiiker app Day 59 Landimore - Pitton 16 miles/1644 ft total ascent Whilst I don't believe that even summer could improve the coast path experience in Carmarthenshire, rain and fog definitely changed the vibe in Gower. The backdrop of the castle up on the hill was now … Continue reading Gower: Landimore – Swansea

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

Llyn Peninsula: Aberdaron – Porthmadog

22nd - 26th December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 22 Aberdaron - Cilan 15 miles/2027 ft total ascent Each day would now gain another two minutes of daylight, It doesn't sound like a lot in isolation, but it meant that in a month's time, when I would inevitably still be on trail, I'd … Continue reading Llyn Peninsula: Aberdaron – Porthmadog

Anglesey: Church Bay – Y Felinheli

17th - 21st December 2021 Image from the Hiiker app Day 12 Church Bay - Holyhead 16 miles/941 ft total ascent I slept like I'd been poisoned and it was so nice to sleep hearing the sounds of the sea again rather than the howling of the wind. The Landlady made me up a brew … Continue reading Anglesey: Church Bay – Y Felinheli

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

The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Life has randomly brought me to Ilkley a number of unconnected times with unconnected people. It is now a place that is very familiar to me; an old spa town full of Victorian stone houses, bedecked with great baskets and bushes of flowers that compete aggressively each year for coveted In Bloom trophies. Its high … Continue reading The Dales Way, Day 1: Ilkley to Grassington (16 miles)

Dales Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List

The Dales Way starts at the Old Bridge in Ilkley and wanders eighty miles to Lake Windermere through the captivating and scenic Yorkshire Dales and ending in the Lake District. It is a valley walk, and the sights and sounds of rivers and waterways are a consistent companion - navigating the walker in the right … Continue reading Dales Way: Introduction, Itinerary and Kit List