Sunday 23rd January 2022
A few years ago, I challenged myself with the quiet intention of completing more of the walks available in the Walk West series of eBooks (all of which are free to download from this website). I couldn’t recall the last time I had embarked on one of Geoff Mullet’s walks and I wasn’t feeling too enthusiastic about another local walk on the Mendip Hills.
I dove in to Walk West Again (the second title in this trilogy) and printed out instructions and a basic map for the final route on the contents page.
Continue reading “Wentwood and Gray Hill”
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!
Continue reading “Elan Valley Loop”
Sunday 5th August 2018
As far as the Brecon Beacons are concerned, I’ve explored the main ‘Central’ peaks (Pen Y Fan and co.) several times. I’ve also hiked several times around the eastern end of the National Park, where its boundary laps on to the Black Mountains range.
This walk would be my first experience of hiking in the western Beacons. I was hardly going to turn down an opportunity to climb to the highest point of The Black Mountain (Y Mynydd Du).
Continue reading “Fan Brycheiniog on the Black Mountain”
Saturday 29th April 2017
Beyond the halfway point in my first exploration of Sugar Loaf
mountain hill, I’d reached the hamlet of Llangenny and was looking for a place to stop for lunch.
I’d hoped to stop somewhere near to Millbrook Bridge, beneath this towering old tree. But there were already a couple of people paddling in the river beneath me and I was craving something more in the way of solitude.
Following the river, I would continue.
Continue reading “Sugar Loaf (Part 2)”