Elan Valley Loop

Friday 25th June 2021

This would be my first walk in the Elan Valley. A place I’d been wanting to visit for a couple of years and one of the main reasons I’d decided to pitch my tent in this part of the UK. Before I booked the campsite in Knighton, I had been looking at sites around Llandridnod Wells and Rhayader… But they were either too expensive for my liking or required you to bring your own toilet!

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Climbing Cadair Idris (Part 2)

Sunday 28th May 2017

Walking the final one-hundred metres of ascent towards the summit of Cadair Idris now, there was only one question on our minds:

Would the cloud clear in time for our arrival?

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Climbing Cadair Idris (Part 1)

Climbing Cadair Idris in May 2017, with Brunel Walking Group. In this Part 1, we make our way up to the lake, Llyn Cau. Would the cloud clear before we arrived at the summit?

Sunday 28th May 2017

In an ideal world, I’d be sat here, ready to start writing up a walk I did last weekend in the Peak District… But with little time for blogging in this thing called LIFE, I’m going to take you back to a weekend at the end of May.

Camping away with Brunel Walking Group, this was our second full day in Snowdonia, ahead of a final night’s sleep and long drive home to follow. I think it was only a ten-minute drive from the camp site but the majority of the group set off to climb Cadair Idris.

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Rural Dolgellau

A five-mile walk from the camp site near Dolgellau in Mid Wales (May 2017).

Saturday 27th May 2017

My first full day in Mid Wales; the morning after our arrival. Some didn’t turn up or even pitch their tents until close to midnight!

We awoke to the sound and chill of rain British Weather. Two walks were happening at the same time; both with early starts. Everyone was moving, I just wanted to slow down and breathe for a bit… So, I ended up spending the day intentionally alone.

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