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Walking the Cambrian Way in day trips and weekends

Feature · On 8 Aug 2020 by Mark Charlton

Always lacking three weeks to tackle the full route from Cardiff to Conwy in one go, Mark Charlton was surprised to discover how much of the Cambrian Way he had...
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Travel to open spaces, but not to the mountains

Feature · On 12 May 2020 by Lesley Williams

The Government has relaxed rules related to travel and unlimited exercise, however there is an important and unified message coming from various authorities in mountain areas. Please DO NOT drive...
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The Big Rounds: the bridge to enchantment

Feature · On 12 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges – The Big Rounds. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they...
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A day of synchronicity on one of the Big Rounds

Feature · On 3 Aug 2019 by David Lintern

David Lintern has written the first guide to Britain's 24-hour mountain challenges. It's a book about people and places and the magic that happens when they meet on equal terms...
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The battle for the Cambrian Way

Feature · On 27 Jul 2019 by Richard Tyler

The Cambrian Way stretches for 479km through the most spectacular parts of Wales between Cardiff and Conwy. Richard Tyler explains how, in the face of years of opposition, its creator...
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Walk in the valleys to get to know Snowdonia

Feature · On 3 Jul 2019 by Alex Kendall

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.
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5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

Feature · On 8 Jun 2019 by Richard Barrett

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

Feature · On 25 Aug 2018 by Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett thinks the Lôn Las Cymru long-distance cycle route deserves a renaissance, and here’s why.
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The Brailsford Way: an ideal summer road ride around Snowdonia

Feature · On 11 Jul 2018 by Richard Barrett

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 files of...
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Scrambles in Snowdonia – updating a classic guidebook

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

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 classic texts in outdoor...
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From Marriage Proposals to Heimlich Manoeuvres – Stories behind the Pictures in Scrambles in Snowdonia

Feature · On 26 Aug 2017 by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating

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 shared with the people who...
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Walking with heroes: myths and legends along the Snowdonia Way

Feature · On 6 Feb 2017 by Alex Kendall

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, each...
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Top 10 Hillwalks in Shropshire

Feature · On 5 Sep 2016 by John Gillham

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

Feature · On 8 May 2016 by Terry Fletcher

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...
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Scrambling in Snowdonia: the Clogwyn y Person Arête

Feature · On 10 Apr 2016 by Dan Aspel

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 flanks of the...
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Exploring Offa's Dyke Path

Feature · On 11 Mar 2016 by Mike Dunn

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...
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Porthmadog to Cardigan on the Welsh Coast Path

Feature · On 10 Mar 2015 by John B Jones

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.
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The wilder side of the Wye: Plynlimon to Tintern

Feature · On 10 Feb 2015 by Mike Dunn

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 honeypots...
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The Wales Coast Path: Not a stroll along the beach

Feature · On 20 Jan 2015 by Paddy Dillon

The Wales Coast Path sneaked up on expert guidebook author, Paddy Dillon. One moment there was talk about creating a continuous coastal path around the country, and the next moment...