Wales – Pen Dinas Iron Age Hillfort, Aberystwyth


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 186Pen Dinas was the playground of my youth, a twenty-minute climb with friends, up the gorse–edged footpath from the village of Penparcau where we lived. The location of Pen Dinas Hillfort is perfect. On the western side is a steep slope bordered by the River Ystwyth and Cardigan Bay, whereas,… Read more »

Glyndŵr’s Way, one of the quietest National Trails

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 190Glyndŵr’s Way is one of the quietest National Trails and I’m at a loss to know why. Perhaps it’s the difficulty getting to and from wherever you decide to start or finish. The majority of people would probably divide this stunning trail in to various sections. The circular route which… Read more »

Springtime in Pontrhydygroes, Ceredigion


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 228Just a ten minute walk from my home in Pontrhydygroes (Welsh for the bridge of the ford of the cross) are some beautiful woodland walks. In Medieval times the paths were trodden by Cistercian Monks on pilgrimage to Strata Florida Abbey (Ystrad Fflur in Welsh-the valley of flowers) at Pontrhydfendigaid… Read more »

The Bronze Age, Submerged Forest, Borth Beach

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Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 504For many years I have visited the legendary Bronze Age, submerged forest (radiocarbon dated to be circa 5,500 years old) located halfway between the pretty little coastal town of Borth (Welsh for ‘port’) and the neighbouring village of Ynyslas, (Welsh for ‘blue island’ as it is situated on a sand spit) famed for its… Read more »

Swansea – The Dylan Thomas Centre, The Man and Myth


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 120After exploring some of the Gower coastline it was time to go into Swansea itself and to the maritime quarter, I headed to the building that hosts the exhibition – Dylan Thomas: Man and Myth. Dylan Thomas is probably known as Wales’ most famous poet and writer. Born in Swansea… Read more »

Bridgend: Glamping And Crafting At Cwm Tawel


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 817I will camp anywhere and anyhow. Basic camping is not for everyone, especially with the good old summer we had this year. I was fortunate enough to experience camping in comfort recently in a yurt at Cwm Tawel near Bridgend. The yurts are traditional Mongolian nomadic dwellings and provide a… Read more »

Bridgend: Hiking The Wales Coast Of Sand, Sea And Surf


Tweet Share +1 Share StumbleShares 1.5KI was back in South Wales, the Bridgend area to be more precise and ready for fresh air, beauty and miles underfoot. What a great way to start the adventures…. Hiking the Bridgend section of the Wales Coast Path from the dunes around Merthyr Mawr along to Kenfig Nature Reserve…. Read more »