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Meifod and Welshpool

Article · 12 Jun 2021

The beauty and the trials of Glyndŵr's Way

Emma Sawyer and a friend were walking the whole of Glyndŵr’s Way National Trail with the help of the Cicerone guidebook. And despite the after effects of several bottles of...

Marloes Sands From Horse Neck

Article · 19 Sep 2020

Hidden Gem – Pembrokeshire's Marloes Sands, Martin’s Haven and offshore islands

Boasting the popular Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, Pembrokeshire may not strike you as a ‘hidden’ area. There is plenty to...

Stokesay Castle

Article · 16 Nov 2019

The Shropshire Way rediscovered

Cicerone guidebook author John Gillham explains what’s so great about the new and improved Shropshire Way.

The main lake at Brown Moss Nature Reserve.

Article · 3 Nov 2019

An intro to... The Shropshire Way

The county of Shropshire has been one of England’s best kept secrets for years. It is England’s most rural county with only two large towns –Telford and Shrewsbury, but it is blessed with some of the best hills and ridges outside the national...

Waun Fach and Pen y Gadair Fawr from Pen Allt-mawr summit (Stage 5)

Article · 14 Aug 2019

An intro to... The Cambrian Way

Are you an adventurous and experienced walker looking to discover Wales in a whole new way? Here's an introduction to the Cambrian Way - a challenging but equally rewarding long-distance route from Cardiff to Conwy.

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...

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.

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

Article · 2 Sep 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...

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...

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.

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.

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.