Chester to Bangor cycle ride

Having an Audax for 215 km (133m) on the near horizon I needed to do a lengthy bike ride to reacquaint myself, mentally, with long distance cycling.  I guessed that if I could do 80 mile comfortably then I can squeeze the extra out on the day. I had a number of routes to choose from, […]

What makes a mountain a mountain?

(Work in progress) Like many hill people I like to tick off lists; The Nuttalls, The Wainwrights etc. Quite often these tops are little more than hills which are luckily over 2000ft and have no other redeeming features yet are listed in books that declare them to be “mountains”. But if altitude does not define […]

Glyndwr’s Way

Day 1 – Dual inversions We came across Glyndwr’s Way whilst walking Offa’s Dyke, from LDWA events we’d taken part in and, after picking up a leaflet in the Offa’s Dyke (OD) centre in Knighton, decided that one day we’d undertake it. As with OD, we have planned the walk over a number of Easters […]

Gillham’s way with Y Garn

Our Welsh Peaks Project took its first steps of the year today with a rounding-off of the Hebogs group, (geographically Y Eifionydd), picking up Y Garn and Mynydd Mawr and visiting a few old friends. Whereas “Nuttall’s list” and its web-based supplements and amendments continue to define the tops for inclusion we have usually preferred […]

Summit Caching

The parallel blog to this is “Gillham’s way with Y Garn“, a wonderful walk in the Eifionydd region of Wales. Whilst preparing the maps for walks I also factor-in any convenient caches there may be in the region and, after the Fellsman Recce and the Great Orme visits, I realise there are a great many […]

Welsh Peaks Project

With the first snows of winter fresh on the heather, Guy and I set off from a remote Welsh valley to walk all of the Northern Berwyn hills. We each have fitness targets – Guy to walk 100 2000ft’ers each year, and mine to improve on last years mileage and ascent totals. We both needed […]