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Yr Aran Via The Watkin Path

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Yr ARAN   747m Grid Ref. SH604515 This walk is quite a good one if you only have a morning or afternoon spare. Allow yourself 4 hours to complete it although up and down is only about 6 miles so you could do it quicker. The picture on the left is of Aran (far) from

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WALKING MOEL DDU

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Hiking Up Moel Ddu. 553m Grid Ref. 579442 Moel Ddu is only 553m high and is easily accessible from a number a different start positions. I walked up on 27th December at first light to try and get over the xmas hangovers. I was looking for a short walk so I could get back for

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Snowdonia National Park

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The magnificent landscape has attracted visitors for centuries. Victorians travelling from the rapidly growing industrial cities of the North West revelled in the clean air and tranquility. For them it was the perfect playground, away from the dirt and noise of those crowded towns. Snowdonia National Park still has the same draw today. The Victorian

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Spring.

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Nature wakes up after winter’s long sleep and the first signs of life emerge. Month by month we explore what to look out for. This is spring. Spring Spring is the season of new life when the axis of the earth tilts towards the sun, the days get longer, and the weather gets warmer. The

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Shropshire Walks.

Bridgnorth Ramble Guest Blog by – Verity Gray. on 16 MARCH 2015  Lying in the Severn Valley, Bridgnorth is an old town steeped in history. It is split into High Town and Low Town with a funicular railway connecting the two. After the Norman Conquest, the town was granted to Roger de Montgomerie and the

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SWALLOW FALLS AND THE LLUGWY GORGE.

A beautiful walk exploring the wooded hillsides around the Swallow Falls and the Llugwy Gorge, the Swallow Falls being one of the most famous beauty spots in the area. Start – Begin the walk at Pont Y Pair, the old stone bridge which carries the B5106 over Afon Llugwy in the centre of Betws Y

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LLYN ELSI FROM BETWS Y COED

A moderate walk to the most famous lake in the area around Betws Y Coed, Llyn Elsi. Paths are good throughout particularly in the forest area. Distance – 5 miles Start – There are a number of car parks available in Betws Y Coed. Begin the walk at the old stone bridge carrying the B5106

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Betws-Y-Coed

SITUATION Betws Y Coed’s situation is ideal – a ‘gateway’ location. It lies on the A5 at the point where it enters the Snowdonia National Park. The A5 is an ingenious route – almost the only route into the mountains northern half of the National Park from the east. It was built over 200 years

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WALKING POLES BENEFITS

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Have you ever thought about purchasing some walking poles? What are they good for? Do you really need them? In this post we will look at walking poles benefits.           WALKING POLES  More and more people are starting to realise the benefits of using walking poles while out hiking. Walking with

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FORAGING WHILE HIKING

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Do you ever think your rucksack is to heavy? Do you carry lots of food with you, only to bring half of it back at the end of the hike? Have you thought about foraging while hiking? If you know where to look and what to look for, there are some great natural offerings right

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HOW TO FIT A RUCKSACK

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You have chosen your rucksack. How do you adjust it so that it fits correctly? In this short post I will explain how to fit a rucksack so it is comfortable and easy to wear. Once adjusted correctly your rucksack should feel comfortable to wear. A well fitted rucksack will help when reduce fatigue and

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How To Choose A Rucksack

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You now have your hiking boots. What do you need next?  Maybe a rucksack. Again there is a very wide range of rucksacks to choose from. It is important to get one that fits correctly, here I will give some ideas on how to choose a rucksack. I will talk through some common design features

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WHICH HIKING BOOT

So you have decided to take up hiking and walking! One of the first bits of hiking equipment you will need are a good pair of boots or shoes. With 1000’s available, which hiking boot do you choose. Here I will try and give a few hints and tips. In an ideal world, even after

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WELSH 3000s

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HIKING THE WELSH 3000s There are officially 15 peaks over 3000ft (914m) in Snowdonia, they are known as the Welsh 3000s, and because of their relatively close proximity to each other, it is possible to walk them all in one day (all be it a long one.) The total distance of the walk is around

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Hiking Gear Checklist

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In this post we will be going through what should be on your hiking gear checklist. Have you got everything you need to go out hiking? Are you going out  summer hiking or winter hiking? What if something goes wrong, have you got the right stuff in your rucksack if the worst did happen? PLAN

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HIKING APP

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HIKING APP This is really just a quick post to let you know my thoughts on a hiking app available through the app store at just £2.29. Its a great little tool, and I use it all the while. Where else can you get 14 OS maps for just £2.29. OutDoors Great Britain – GPS

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Hiking GPS Reviews

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GPS Receivers GPS receivers are a great addition to pop into your rucksack. I will be putting a few hiking GPS reviews on this post, there is a great range to choose from and would take me to long to review every one. I will pick out those that I own and a few that

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Compass Review

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Compass Review Today I am going to do a compass review on what I think are the best compass’s available for hiking and walking. They are all made by Silva They have a good range of compass for beginners, who want to learn how to navigate, up to the more advanced for the seasoned hiker. 

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MAP READING MADE EASY Part 2

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MAP READING MADE EASY If you read my last post, Map Reading Made Easy Part 1, which spoke about how to use the compass and taking bearings, then please carry on and read this new post, which will show you how to use your map and compass to locate your position if you happen to

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MAP READING MADE EASY Part 1

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MAP READING MADE EASY In the last two posts I have explained map reading basics and the features on a compass Today I’m going to try and explain how to use a map and compass together, to help you navigate. I’m going to try and word it for beginners, so if you have any comments,

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Features On A Compass

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  Most of us have all seen or held a compass, but what are the features on a compass and what do mean? Here I will try and explain. This will only be a short post. In the next one I will show how to use a map and compass together. Why Do We Need

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Map Reading Basics

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Map reading Basics Thinking of going on a hike, do you know the map reading basics? A map should be on your basic hiking gear list when you are going outdoors on a hike or walk. Even on well marked footpaths and trials, the weather can close in and you could soon get lost. Knowing

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Hiking your Dog

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When Hiking Your Dog There are a few thing that you need to know when you decide to go out hiking with your dog. Hiking your dog can be great exercise for both the dog and yourself, but please make sure that you follow a few simple tips. Dogs can be great companions when out walking

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Hiking and Backpacking in Snowdonia

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Today we will be talking about hiking and backpacking in and around the Snowdonia National Park. We will start with Snowdonia itself and where it is and what it is. Snowdonia National Park Snowdonia is a national park in North Wales, UK. It covers approx 830 square mile (2200 km²) and was designated as a

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Hiking Up Cnicht

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border=”0″> This is a particularly enjoyable hike on the Moelwyns, which covers the shapely peak of Cnicht (known as the Welsh Matterhorn because of its shape when viewed from the Beddgelert side). As with most routes on the Moelwyns this will become fairly boggy at times, and gaiters are recommended. Once at the top the

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Hiking Safety Tips

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border=”0″>   So you want to go mountain hiking. Do you know what it entails. Here are a few hiking safety tips to help start you on your way.     Proper planning is important. Obtain maps, books, distance, estimated time required and any other information before you leave on a hike. Keep maps and

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Best Hiking Equipment, 1000’s To Choose

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What Is The Best Hiking Equipment For You So you want to start hiking? Where do you start? One of the first things you need to think about is where you will be hiking. Will it be on low lying flat ground, hill walking or up in the mountains? The best hiking equipment does not

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Hiking, The first Post

As this is the first post, I will use it just to explain what the site is about. My passion is mountain hiking and trekking in the mountains of Snowdonia. I try and get there every weekend and do at least one mountain. I thought to myself, why not write a blog about my experiences

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