Walking routes to Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach

The Glyderau (commonly called the Glyders) is a mountain range in Snowdonia National Park. The range takes its name from the two highest peaks in the range - Glyder Fawr (1001m) and Glyder Fach (994m). The Glyderau range includes five of the Welsh 3000s, which are peaks in Wales standing over 3000ft in height. In the Glyderau, these peaks are Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Y Garn, Elidir Fawr and Tryfan. All 11 peaks of the Glyderau can be…

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Waun Fach & The Dragons Back Walking Route, Wales

Waun Fach (Little Moor) is a peat bog summit in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons in South Wales. At 811m high it is the tallest peak in the Black Mountains. The most scenic walking route to the summit of Waun Fach is a circular loop from Pengenffordd which incorporates Y Grib, a ridge commonly known as the Dragons Back. The Black Mountains refer to an area of hills in the eastern part of the Brecon Beacons…

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The 15 Best Waterfalls in Wales to Visit

As a country carved by glaciers in the last ice age, the landscapes in Wales comprise of mountains, valleys and an abundance of waterfalls. Waterfalls in Wales are often steeped in legends and myths and are rumoured to be the entrance to magical fairy kingdoms.  Growing up with beautiful cascades quite literally on my doorstep, I've always had a love for Welsh waterfalls. With most of my explorations almost exclusively based in South Wales, I recently embarked on…

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The Best Pen yr Ole Wen Walking Route

Pen yr Ole Wen is a mountain in Wales found in Snowdonia National Park. The Welsh name Pen yr Ole Wen translates to Head of the White Slope. At 978m high it is the 7th highest peak in Wales and offers several walking routes to it's summit.  Hikers can reach the top of Pen yr Ole Wen directly from Ogwen Cottage via a loose scree walk, from the North via Braich Ty Du or from the east via…

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10 Of The Best Winter Walks in the UK
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10 Of The Best Winter Walks in the UK

The Winter months are a great time to explore the British countryside. When Winter arrives, the crowds depart and you're presented with an opportunity to get a slice of the outdoors all to yourself. Winter walks in the UK are a great way to take that opportunity and get outside. The UK is blessed with a variety of landscapes to enjoy. From exposed moorlands to blustery coastlines, from craggy mountain peaks to sheltered ancient woodlands. Whichever terrain you…

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10 Amazing (& Unique) Places To Enjoy Glamping In The Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales typified by flat-top peaks, waterfalls, reservoirs and glacial lakes. It's the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and explore the Welsh countryside. When visiting the Brecon Beacons you will discover a whole range of places in which to stay. Since the park is only 42 miles wide, no matter where you stay you'll always be close to top points of interest. Glamping In…

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5 Beautiful Walks In The Gower

This is a guide to help you decide which of the many beautiful Gower walks to enjoy. The Gower Peninsula is an area in South Wales located west of Swansea City. It covers an area of 180km² and mostly consists of rocky coastlines, beaches and farmland. The rugged coastline is popular with walkers and coasteerers, whilst the bays offer beautiful beaches on which to relax and enjoy water sports. Just a short stroll along the coastal paths of…

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A Guide to Pronouncing Welsh Words

As a Celtic language spoken by the ancient Britons, Welsh is one of the oldest languages in Europe. With English sovereignty over Wales in the 1500s, speaking Welsh was banned and the language was almost wiped out. However, it made revival in the 20th century and today Welsh is spoken by around 20% of the population. As a bi-lingual country all signs in Wales are shown in both Welsh and English, often with the Welsh appearing first. Many…

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A Handy Day Hike Checklist

Spending time in the outdoors is good for our physical and mental health and nothing beats a good day in the mountains. But what do you need for a safe adventure in the mountains? Here is a quick summer day hiking packing list that will ensure you don't leave home without the items you need. 10 Day Hiking Essentials Here are the absolute must-have hiking necessities for a day of Summer hiking. These are items that permanently sit…

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10 Of The Best Snowdonia Hiking Routes

Snowdonia National Park in North Wales covers an area of 2132km², making it the largest National Park in Wales. Scattered over this vast area are 9 mountain ranges with dramatic craggy peaks, over 100 picturesque lakes, 23 miles of scenic coastline and a multitude of peaceful woodland areas. To fully appreciate all this natural beauty there is an abundance of Snowdonia walking routes for hikers of all abilities to enjoy. Top Snowdonia walks can vary from strolling along…

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