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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,...

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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.

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Article · 24 May 2016

How to walk the Welsh 3000s

Fancy a more interesting and more challenging alternative to the 3 peaks? Terry Fletcher, author of the Cicerone guidebook to mountain walking in Snowdonia, introduces the Welsh 3000s - a great challenge for a weekend in Wales.

Nantlle Ridge

Feature · 8 May 2016

Snowdonia Walking: The Nantlle Ridge

Looking for a ridge walk in Snowdonia away from the chatter and the chaos of summer crowds? A place only the ravens seem to know of? Terry Fletcher has the answer: the ever quiet, always queue-free Nantlle Ridge, as described in Cicerone's Mountain...

An intro to... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Article · 22 Apr 2016

An intro to... The Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pembrokeshire Coast Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this wild and beautiful national trail.

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Feature · 10 Apr 2016

Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

Britain’s mountains bristle with hands-on-rock routes, and nowhere more densely than North Wales. Dan Aspel shares his first experience of a roped grade three scramble on the...

An intro to... The Offa's Dyke Path

Article · 30 Mar 2016

An intro to... The Offa's Dyke Path

Have you ever wanted to walk the Offa's Dyke Path? Here is a very quick introduction to this historic trek along the boundary between England and Wales.

Offa's Dyke

Feature · 11 Mar 2016

Exploring Offa's Dyke Path

Cicerone author Mike Dunn explores the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, a long-distance walk along the English-Welsh border between Sedbury (near Chepstow) and Prestatyn. He discoveres more about one of Britain's ancient monuments and uncoveres an...

What did Wales ever do for us?

Article · 1 Mar 2016

What did Wales ever do for us?

Wales. What an odd little country with so many quirks like daffodils, sheep and St David. Here we ask ourselves "What did Wales ever do for us?"

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Feature · 10 Mar 2015

Porthmadog to Cardigan on the Welsh Coast Path

John Jones, author of the Cicerone guide to the Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast path, explores some of the Wales Coast Path, along the heritage coastline of Cardigan Bay.

Wye Valley Cicerone Guidebook

Article · 3 Mar 2015

Wye not try Walking in the Wye Valley with a Cicerone Guidebook

The variety of walks in Mike Dunn's new Cicerone guidebook to Walking in the Wye Valley means there is something for everyone in this beautiful area. Following the fourth-largest...

Why You Should Walk The Wales Coast Path

Article · 19 Feb 2015

Why You Should Walk The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path, the subject of Paddy Dillon's new Cicerone guide, seems to be in the news a lot and has caught the nation's attention. This well-waymarked 870 mile route is adaptable for all levels of walkers and features glorious parts of the...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The wilder side of the Wye: Plynlimon to Tintern

Mike Dunn, author of Cicerone’s new guide to ‘Walking in the Wye Valley’, suggests lots of walks for exploring the best of this much-loved area, away from the tourist...