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Blooming Heather In Moel Y Ci With The Glyderau Rising In The Distance

Feature · 3 Jul 2019

Walk in the valleys to get to know Snowdonia

Alex Kendall, author of Snowdonia: Low-level and easy walks – North, says to really experience the mountains, forget bagging summits and head to the valleys.

Aberystwyth Promenade

Feature · 8 Jun 2019

5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on...

My preferred ending of the Lôn Las Cymru - South Stack Lighthouse

Feature · 25 Aug 2018

Why cycling the Lôn Las Cymru should be on your to-do list

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.

A Fingerpost Points The Way To The Physicians Well

Article · 5 Aug 2018

Hidden Gem – how to enjoy the best mountain, moorland and coastal walks in south Wales, without the crowds

Sandwiched between its illustrious neighbours of Pembrokeshire and the Gower, Carmarthenshire is often overlooked by visitors and locals alike, and yet beautiful Carmarthenshire...

Heading back to Pen Ygrwyd with the Snowdon Horsehshoe straight ahead

Feature · 11 Jul 2018

The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Richard Barrett introduces the Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia. Although there is not a Cicerone guidebook to the Brailsford Way, Richard shares his gpx...

Pen Pumlumon Fawr - you never know when you will be this close again.

Article · 20 Jun 2018

Glyndŵr’s Way: one of Britain’s quietest National Trails

Paddy Dillon rewalks Glyndŵr’s Way, one of Britain’s quietest National Trails, where people and facilities are sparse, but history and legend are everywhere.

The entrance to Ogwen Valley

Article · 13 Jun 2018

Hiking the Snowdonia Way: one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK

Jim and Carol Watson hike 'one of the best low-level journeys through mountain terrain in the UK', the Snowdonia Way, a route devised by Cicerone author Alex Kendall. Along the...

Welcome To Wales A Notice Outside Knighton The Town Where Glyndwrs Way Starts

Article · 2 Jun 2018

An intro to... Glyndŵr's Way

Glyndŵr’s Way is named after Owain Glyndŵr, and is one of three National Trails in Wales. Find out more about this historic route in our intro to Glyndŵr's Way.

Harlech Castle seems a natural extension of the former coastal cliffs

Article · 7 Apr 2018

Along Cardigan Bay on the Wales Coast Path

The walk down Cardigan Bay requires a steady pace and an inquisitive nature, for there is much to explore and appreciate.

Towards Great Castle Head From Priests Nose

Article · 17 Jan 2018

Pembrokeshire: why you should go walking at ‘the end of the land’.

Pembrokeshire has long been a favourite destination for Dennis and Jan Kelsall. Here, they share their enthusiasm for the area.

Approaching The Notch On The Infamous Yr Esgair Foel Goch

Feature · 12 Sept 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla updated Steve Ashton’s classic guide book Scrambles in Snowdonia. They reflect on the experience and responsibility of handling one of the...

The Snowdon Horseshoe With Crib Goch Garnedd Ugain Snowdon And Bwlch Y Saethau

Article · 2 Sept 2017

The Snowdon Horseshoe - a classic route

Alex Kendall, creator and author of the Snowdonia Way, takes some time out to tackle the Snowdon Horseshoe.

Snowdonia Scrambling

Article · 30 Aug 2017

Scrambles in Snowdonia – Interview with Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla

Hill Explorer recently interviewed Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla about their experience updating Steve Ashton's classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. With permission we...

Ali Near The Summit Of Glyder Fach As The Sun Falls Into The Sea

Feature · 26 Aug 2017

From Marriage Proposals to Heimlich Manoeuvres – Stories behind the Pictures in Scrambles in Snowdonia

Carl McKeating worked with Rachel Crolla to update Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. He reflects on some memorable experiences in the Welsh mountains...

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

Article · 19 Aug 2017

Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia: Notch Arête 2***

A Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia, Steve Ashton's classic guidebook that has been fully updated by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating.

The Offa's Dyke Path - A Walk through History

Article · 7 Jun 2017

The Offa's Dyke Path - A Walk through History

The Offa’s Dyke Path is one of fifteen designated National Trails of England & Wales. Together with the Hadrian’s Wall Path, it is the only National Trail to follow a man-made...

An intro to... The Snowdonia Way: a new route through Wales

Article · 24 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Snowdonia Way: a new route through Wales

Have you heard of the Snowdonia Way? It's a brand new walking route designed by Alex Kendall to showcase the best of Snowdonia. Here's a quick intro to your next favourite walk in...

Snowdon From The  Moelwyns   The Left Hand Peak Is  Y  Lliwedd Where The Knights Of The Round Table Lie Sleeping

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

Walking with heroes: myths and legends along the Snowdonia Way

The Snowdonia Way is a 156km (97 mile) low-level walking route through the mountains of North Wales, right through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking 6–8 days,...

The  Lawley  Shropshire

Feature · 5 Sept 2016

Top 10 Hillwalks in Shropshire

Guidebook author John Gillham picks his ten favourite hillwalking spots in Shropshire, a country that may surprise you with its fantastic upland walking.

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers

Article · 21 Jul 2016

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers

A few Welsh words for hillwalkers from author Terry Fletcher. It's always good manners to learn a few new words when you visit a different country and your reception is usually friendlier if you make the effort, even if you don't need to.