Tag Archives: Wales

Along the Brecon Beacons ridge

Three weeks ago I finally managed to go back to the Brecon Beacons and walk more or less along the entire main Brecon Beacons ridge from Graig Fan Ddu to Craig y Fan Ddu (I swear these are two different parts of the ridge – Welsh must be an intriguing language. If anyone knows what the […]

Getting ready for a wild camp in the Brecon Beacons

When I went to the Brecon Beacons in January, I was so intrigued by the shape of the main ridge I wrote a whole post about where it’s come from. More importantly though, it made me want to walk all along it, which is what I am planning to do in mid July. I’m planning […]

The marmot post is now on Twitter

Contrary to general expectations, this marmot will not be whistling, but tweeting moving forward! Follow @marmotpost for all marmot tweets.

1st birthday: where next?

It’s my first birthday as a blogger today. Yipee! Year one has gone quite well … 15 posts 2,498 total views 34 page views on my busiest day 20th February 2012 592 page views of my top post This year’s trek: Alta Via 1 Now the question is, where next?

Fresh air for your bank holiday weekend

The bank holiday season is nearly here. If you are looking for a trip for next week or one of the future bank holiday weekends here are a few suggestions. Walk up Snowdon Choose one of the many routes and go up the highest mountain in Wales. That’s what I did last May bank holiday. […]

Pen y Fan to Cribyn

Where have the Brecon Beacons come from?

The main Brecon Beacons ridge has a very unusual shape, kind of resembling a lizzard with many short legs. When I went there for a weekend trip at the end of January I couldn’t stop wondering about how it had been formed.

Marching along snowy Graig Fan Las

Snowfall, waterfalls and mudslides in Brecon Beacons

The Sunday of my Brecon Beacons weekend couldn’t have been more different to the Saturday. The blue sky turned grey and the sun was nowhere to be seen. Still, we set out for a shortish walk around Cerrig Edmwnt before heading back to London.

Pen y Fan and Corn Du in snow

Winter at last: Pen y Fan in snow

Before winter finally broke to London it was having a great time in the Brecon Beacons. Last Saturday was just the perfect day for a winter walk in the hills. The weather couldn’t have been better. It was a crisp, frosty morning. The sky was blue and the sun gradually emerged from behind the Brecon […]

7 day trips in Brecon Beacons

I’m going to the Brecon Beacons for the weekend next week. It will be my first trip there, so I’m in need of trip inspiration. Here are seven walks I found on other blogs.

Waterproofs testing on Snowdon

It was a quick trip to Snowdon this late May bank holiday weekend. We set off from London on Saturday morning, picked up some supplies and headed straight for the Mountain Farm Campsite in Llanberis. After a 6 hour drive, we quickly pitched the tent and got the well deserved BBQ going. Sunday: The Snowdon […]