Tagged: Hills

Through the Forest 0

A Stroll in the Hills

It’s not all about the highest peaks and the most difficult terrain, sometimes it’s nice just to get out for a stroll in the hills as well. Especially when recovering from a major bout of lurgy. So, that’s what I did on Tuesday this week as it looked like the nicest day of the week....

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Waun Oer and Beyond.

The lurgy wasn’t completely behind me, but having had a stroll on the beach the day before I decided it was time to head out into the hills on Friday. I had a day’s annual leave booked and didn’t want to waste it. I wasn’t really up to anything too strenuous though so decided an...

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Plynlimon Hills

I couldn’t resist a little walk in the Plynlimon Hills the other day. And what a lovely day it was too. The Cambrian Mountains don’t get enough exposure really, especially in comparison to their more rugged neighbours in North Wales. But nestled in the heart of Wales as part of the Cambrian Mountains they still...

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Changeable OMM

As expected, the weather for the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) this weekend looks somewhat changeable. Here’s the mountain forecast for the weekend. It should of course be slightly less cold at lower elevations! That’s not all that’s changeable for me. Lawrence’s health issues haven’t improved as much as he had hoped so he’s made the...

Aber Falls 1

Mountain Training

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m supposed to be doing the Original Mountain Marathon (OMM) next weekend. It’s Lawrence’s fault as he suggested it, but since he did so, we’ve had little chance to get out ‘training’ together. We’ve been preparing in other ways, buying kit, practise packing, testing dehydrated meals and such like, but for...

Lyn Idwal and Lyn Ogwen 2

More Welsh 3000s

I finished my blog post about a walk in the Carneddau Hills with Rhys last Wednesday by saying: I can’t wait for the next adventure in the hills now. Summer is supposed to return for the weekend, so I’m half tempted to head back up to tick off a couple more of the Welsh 3000’s....

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Summit Bagging in the Mist

Having been out of action for a week or so thanks to a cold that went to my chest, I was dying to get out in the fresh air doing something exciting. I went for a short run on Sunday that was slow and quite a struggle but it didn’t set me back at all...

Foel Fawr and the Dyfi Estuary 0

The Dyfi Valley from a Different Angle

I had another quick pop into the hills yesterday to try out some kit. It was only a short walk/run and not far from home. Having looked down on the Dyfi Valley from Tarren Hendre on Monday, I was again looking down on it, this time from the opposite side whilst on top of Foel...

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A Walk in the Hills – Tarren Hendre

With a few bits of new kit and the OMM looming on the horizon, I decided to make the most of my Bank Holiday afternoon and head out into the hills. It wasn’t a particularly exciting day weather wise with grey skies, light winds and the possibility of drizzle on the hilltops. It was 1pm...

Usie in the Gorge 1

Norway Trip Part 2 – Voss

After another hearty breakfast at our hotel in Bergen, we boarded the tram once again to head into the City Centre. This time we had all of our luggage with us. Large rucksacks on our backs and smaller ones on our front. It was surprisingly comfortable, but not something we’d want to carry too far!...