Category: Hiking

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Wales Coast Path – Cemaes Head to Gwbert

Coast Path Vital Stats Cemaes Head to Gwbert Distance: 9.67 miles Elevation Gain Today: 282m Highest Elevation: 127m Time: 3:03:12 Av. Pace: 18:57 mins/mile Calories: 813 Totals to Date Total Distance: 1075.97 miles Total Time: 212:34:46 Total Elevation Gain: 34856m Total Calories: 104453 Distance to go: 31 miles After a decent night’s sleep I awoke...

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Wales Coast Path – Dinas Island to Cemaes Head

Coast Path Vital Stats Dinas Island to Cemaes Head Distance: 17.31 miles Elevation Gain Today: 1031m Highest Elevation: 174m Time: 5:39:05 Av. Pace: 19:36 mins/mile Calories: 2173 Totals to Date Total Distance: 1066.30 miles Total Time: 209:31:34 Total Elevation Gain: 34574m Total Calories: 103640 Distance to go: 41 miles After a decent night at camp,...

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Wales Coast Path – Pwll Deri to Dinas Island

Coast Path Vital Stats Pwll Deri to Dinas Island Distance: 20.68 miles Elevation Gain Today: 1149m Highest Elevation: 141m Time: 6:45:12 Av. Pace: 19:36 mins/mile Calories: 2273 Totals to Date Total Distance: 1048.99 miles Total Time: 203:52:29 Total Elevation Gain: 33543m Total Calories: 101467 Distance to go: 58 miles After aborting my Coast Path run...

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Not Camping in The Cambrian Mountains

With the weather looking good I decided to head off for a hike and wild camp on Sunday. The plan was to bag a few summits that I hadn’t been to before, find a nice little camp spot miles from anywhere and camp out for the night. I’d then walk up a couple of other...

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An Impromptu Adventure in the Welsh Wilderness

Starting off on Dylife Mountain Road, I soaked up the views from Foel Fadian. Camping by Llyn Bugeilyn after a day of lakes and peaks, misty nights and frosty mornings added to the adventure. It was a wild weekend to remember in the heart of Wales!

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Needs and Need Nots on the West Highland Way

Seeing as I wrote a packing list for the West Highland Way I thought it would make sense to review it now that I’m back. What were the ‘needs’ and what were the ‘need nots’? Was there anything I could have left at home to save some weight, and was there anything I wish I...

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West Highland Way Day 4: Kingshouse to Fort William

It poured with rain all night. So much so that I had to keep looking out to make sure the river wasn’t rising. Fortunately, it was OK and at around 5:30am I heard the rain ease off. A quick check of the weather apps and it looked as though it would start again soon so...

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West Highland Way Day 3: Tyndrum to Kingshouse

Setting off from a riverside camp with drying gear, the trekker navigates through Tyndrum, pondering over wild camps and supply stops, only to circle back. Despite rain and hail, spirits lift with brief sun glimpses and scenic mountain views along the military road. Concluding a challenging 20-mile journey at Kingshouse, comfort is found in a wild campsite, venison burgers, and dreams of reaching Fort William.

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West Highland Way Day 2: Ptarmagin Lodge to Tyndrum

Embarking on day 2 of the West Highland Way, I broke camp early to avoid rain and made steady progress along the scenic path despite muddy conditions. Social encounters and magnificent waterfalls dotted my trek to Inversnaid. Despite tempting lodging options due to worsening weather, I chose to push on, ending the day in Tyndrum, setting up camp amid rainfall and securing halfway completion of my journey. With challenges like blisters managed, I readied for the next day’s adventure.

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West Highland Way Day 1: Milngavie to Ptarmagin Lodge

After much anticipation the day had finally come for me to head to Scotland and embark on the West Highland Way. Typically the van had developed an issue a few days before but Matt at VW T5 Upgrades got it sorted for me in double quick time so I was hoping it would make the...