Adventures: Learning Those Ol’ Hill (& Life) Skills in Capel Curig

My thoughts on taking a hills skills course and how it brought up some old memories for me.

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Walking: Celebrating 407 miles so far!

By the time you will have seen this post, I’ll be traveling down to Pembrokeshire for The Big Retreat Wales where I’ll be clocking up some miles around Lawrenny. I wanted to write this post to celebrate my milestone but also share some memorable walking moments. I Will Walk…. I don’t feel as though I’ve…

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Outdoors: How to Pack for a Festival

SO as you know I’m off to Pembrokeshire next weekend to attend The Big Retreat Wales – it’s a whole weekend dedicated to the mind, body and soul experience. I’ll be camping the weekend so I’ve started a ‘to pack list.’  This is the first time I’ve been camping on my own and I usually…

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Lifestyle: Hello March!

I’ve spent the first few days of this month breaking through the 200 miles walking barrier and celebrated on the Berwyn moorlands.  The mountains in the distance were blanketed in the snow and the rain and winds were driving in a little fast as we navigated over boggy lands. I’d say navigate but the pup…

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February: Lessons From Walking 85 miles

Today I have completed the last few miles of my walking target for the past month – 85 miles. I feel happy at being able to say I’ve 185 miles under my belt so far this year, a great head start! Currently, I’m curled up in my bath robe with numb fingers after completing a…

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Outdoors: Going it Alone (in parts)

This month, I’ve mostly walked on my own and these days  I spend  a lot of time in the natural world alone. I prefer my own company but it’s also down to conflicting schedules. I appreciate not everyone has the freedom of freelancing life. I do love company but not all of the time. I…

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Outdoors: 7 Ways to Walk More in 2017

Since I’m doing this Walk 1000 miles 2017 challenge with Country Walking magazine, I’ve had a ton of people say ‘Oh I couldn’t do that – where do you find the time?!’ equally I’ve had many people say they’d like to join in too which is great!  However I’ve noticed that people seem to be…

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Walking: The Glyn Valley TramWay

The Ceiriog Valley was once described as ‘A little bit of heaven on earth’ and I’ve to wholeheartedly agree. Part of this gem is a tiny village called Glyn Ceiriog with two pubs, 1 shop and a post office with tearoom and gift shop. It’s an area with lots of walking signs but many routes…

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Walking: Hafren Forest – Source of The River Severn

    (Photos taken by Phil Drinkwater apart from one where indicated) OS Grid Reference: SN857869 Afon Hafren lies north-west from Llandiloes and means River Seven. It’s looked after by Natural Resources, Wales and offers various short and long walks. It’s a favourite of ours to take the dogs purely because they can run free,…

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