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Dinas Emrys, The Tale of Two Dragons.

Rising just 250ft above Afon Glaslyn and overlooking Llyn Dinas is Dinas Emrys, a small wooded hill just outside Beddgelert. People drive past on the way to visit Beddgelert, and probably don’t give it a second look, but do those people know what happened there c1500 years ago? In the 5th century a warlord, by…

Mountain Weather

Living in the UK, and being ‘typically’ British, we are always looking at, and talking about the weather. Our weather is greatly influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream, a current of warm water which originates in the Caribbean. Giving the UK a relatively warm climate in comparison with other places on the…

Snowdon. Why Would You Climb Her?

The first thing you notice when you reach the top, is that you probably won’t be alone, in fact, on a nice summers day you could be queuing for a long time to get to the trig point. Hoards of people, the noise, the bustle, the mess. Then the bloody train turns up and fills…

Welsh 3000’s

There are officially 15 peaks over 3000ft (914m) in Snowdonia, they are known as the Welsh 3000s, and because of their relatively close proximity to each other, it is possible to walk them all in one day (albeit a long one.) The total distance of the walk is around 28 miles depending on which route…

Snowdonia National Park

The magnificent landscape has attracted visitors for centuries. Victorians travelling from the rapidly growing industrial cities of the North West revelled in the clean air and tranquillity. For them it was the perfect playground, away from the dirt and noise of those crowded towns. Snowdonia National Park still has the same draw today. The Victorian…

Walking Poles

Walking Poles Yes or No Have you ever thought about purchasing some walking poles? What are they good for? Do you really need them? In this post we will look at the benefits of using them. More and more people are starting to realise the benefits of using walking poles while out hiking. Walking with…

MSR POCKET ROCKET 2

Compact yet powerful for its size, MSR’s Pocket Rocket has been a market leading canister-top gas stove for a long time. I’ve had one for many years, now looking a bit battered but still going strong. But technology develops, gadgets get ever smaller, and though it’s a classic, in recent years my trusty old Pocket…


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