Tag Archives: Wales

Arenig Fach up.

8°C,light wind and dry. Some cloud above 500m. I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.21km, time: 08:15:00, pace: 48:29min/km, speed: 1.24km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/2142574688 Stuart at about 10.15. The first paths were a bit tricky to find. The map was clear enough but … Continue reading

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QMD: Cadair Berwyn.

0 to –8°C. April northerly. Mostly clear sky. Full mountain day, after packing up camp, I heard the car rumble by, my colleagues had arrived. We convened a meeting around an outside table to decide which route. Choices ranged from … Continue reading

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Descend from Yr Aran.

16°C, strong W, clouds from 600m. Be warm and comfortable, those bits I got right. What spoilt my night’s sleep was the roar from the wind. At fairly regular intervals, the gusts would shake and whip the tarp. Awake at … Continue reading

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Arenig bothy.

11°C, sunny and calm. Return with a vague idea to walk to the bothy in the Arenig range. Called in the hiking shops in Betws-y-Coed first. That took more time than it should but I did get some good stuff- … Continue reading

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Rhinog afternoon.

22°C-ish,clearing but rain evening. Climbed Rhinog Fawr 724m alt (according to my phone GPS app). There were a few groups of people on the summit, mainly those who had taken the same route as I. We all agreed that Wales … Continue reading

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Edno

9°C, light cloud My mind is still filled with the magical experiences in Wales. What a special place; I can see how stories of monster and myth arise. I am no religious man, but there is something in those special … Continue reading

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Gwynant morning.

-3°C, clear, calm. Coldest morning that I have ever woken to in a tent. The water bladder is a slush-puppy inside and the tap is frozen. I cleared it but it’s glazed over again now. However, it’s a dazzling beautiful … Continue reading

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Tuesday twenty.

8°C,Clear sky, warmer. Quick dash with MapMyRide! Distance: 22.03mi, time: 01:28:40, http://mapmyride.com/view_route?r=3382856112234561537 Very dry, dusty in places with some lumps of snow remaining. Got an idea for the weekend though- go to Wales and camp by Llyn Gwynant. If the … Continue reading

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Erroneous weather

12°C, rain The Weather was correct last year- early June days reached 24°C, and summer half-term saw me wading into a mountain lake for a paddle while walking up Nantlle Ridge. This year, the air is cool & rain has … Continue reading

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Elements

5°C, wind rain & cold. Dammit. Two years ago, the days reached 19°C with some consistency. Today, outside looks like one of those awful holidays in Wales- cold rain driven by winds that shake trees as if they think they’re … Continue reading

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