Tag Archives: Hiking

Fire, water and slate. A week in Wales

Gwynedd, August. An old cottage, walls an arm-depth thick, hidden in the dappled sunlight of a wood at the foot of a mountain. Gold crests, nuthatches and treecreepers fly over the roof. Through the windows comes the sound of the … Continue reading

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Walking to the Mine: A hike to Rhosydd Quarry, Snowdonia.

The mist had come in the night. As we had climbed higher the grey damp had all but swallowed us, transporting us through time. No roads, power lines or houses visible, just us and the path beneath our feet, cut … Continue reading

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The House on the Bank of the Maiden’s Pool. A night in an abandoned hamlet.

High in Southern Snowdonia lies a forgotten plateau. It’s a beautiful, wild place. It rains hard and often. The wind bends trees. There are footpaths shown on the map but in reality they are lost, covered in heather or swallowed … Continue reading

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