Plynlimon: traversing the five tops of the fruitiest mountain in Wales

Plynlimon: traversing the five tops of the fruitiest mountain in Wales

Plynlimon, is a complex mountain of multiple rolling summits connected by broad ridges. It is the source of Britain’s longest river, the Severn, and its fourth longest, the River Wye. I have been meaning to climb it for many years, and over Easter I had my chance.

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The Snowdon Horseshoe: Britain’s classic hill walk

The Snowdon Horseshoe: Britain’s classic hill walk

There are many great routes up Snowdon, but for hill walkers the Snowdon Horseshoe is the very best, crossing three of the Welsh 3000ers in three ridge scrambles of varying difficulty. Our circuit of it last month included a little bit of drama.

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Snowdon via the Llanberis Path

Snowdon via the Llanberis Path

Good weather was forecast in the Welsh hills last weekend, so I headed up to Snowdonia, where I completed a fine circular walk of Snowdon via the Llanberis Path and the long whale-backed ridge of Moel Eilio. I expected it to be busy, but not as busy as the media would have you believe.

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The Mynydd Du microadventure

The Mynydd Du microadventure

Perhaps I’ve only just noticed, but all of a sudden people have started using the term microadventure for things that used to be called walks. I used to laugh, but after my trip to the Mynydd Du hills last weekend, I’m going to stick my neck out and say that I have now become a microadventurer.

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