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A walk in the park

My news feed dances with assurances that my eyebrows are fine. The good hillwalkers of Instagram respond to my last blog post with customary cheer, animation and much encouragement. Apparently, the countryside is filled with decent guys who are too… Continue Reading →

July and everything after: part II

The still-immaculate OS map I bought just a couple of hours ago in the Elan Valley visitor centre is perched on a dam wall 120ft up. I’m tracing Esgair Perfedd with my finger and wondering whether I can squeeze a… Continue Reading →

July and everything after: part I

July is joyous. The heatwave goes on and endlessly on and I cram work into all kinds of odd 6ams and 10pms to be outside in it. I head along Fans Hir and Brycheiniog, through cotton grass tipped snow-white against… Continue Reading →

Best south Wales cafes to take your dog to!

Heading out with your four-legged friend this summer? Whether you’re a local or a visitor to sunny south Wales, it’s essential to know where you can get a restorative cuppa and a true canine croeso too. Here are some of… Continue Reading →

5 reasons why you absolutely don’t want to walk in Wales

It’s National Walking Month but don’t be fooled by all those Instagram sunsets and bluebell woods enticing you to ‘visit Wales’. If you’re thinking of coming over for a spot of hiking, honestly – don’t bother*. It’s a horrible place… Continue Reading →

Five fab autumn walks in Wales

The new term has started and there’s a definite nip in the air on Lionel’s early morning strolls. Autumn is on the way but that’s no excuse to pack away the hiking boots… in fact, a vibrantly changing landscape and… Continue Reading →

Year of adventure? Welcome to Wales!

The Ramblers’ Festival of Winter Walks is over but our new hiking boots remain resolutely free of mud. Christmas is accompanied by a bout of tonsillitis so painful I lie under a flannel in a dark room, adopt man flu… Continue Reading →

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