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From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

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Tag: Wales

Blaenau Ffestiniog Slate Walk

The final Snowdonia walk over the Easter holiday was local to where we were staying. We started from Blaenau Ffestiniog and spent the afternoon climbing up through the slate quarries and old waste heaps. It was miserable weather when we woke up on the Friday morning. The mountains surrounding us were shrouded in cloud and heavy rain filled the valley.…

Climbing Mount Snowdon

The first thing we did the day after arriving in Snowdonia was walk up to the top of Mount Snowdon. It is 1085 metres high, and the highest mountain in England and Wales. A bit of research beforehand revealed that there are 8 main routes to the top, ranked from hardest to easiest these are: Crib Goch – lots of…

A rainy walk to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall

My Easter holiday this year was to Wales with a couple of friends. We spent a day in the Wye Valley (and spotted a family of boar!) and then carried on to Snowdonia where we spent a few days walking in the mountains. This post covers the Wye Valley and Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall which we visited enroute to Snowdonia. Wye…

Cornwall to Wales

This is the beginning of the ultimate bicycle tour, from our home in Launceston to the coast of Ireland and then across into Europe and around the Baltic Sea. Before all that though, here are the bikes. Mine is the blue Thorn Raven, and is to be my steady steed for the next four months. We set off from our…

Walking in Wales

These photos are from my Gold Duke of Edinburgh expedition in Snowdonia, in 2013. The hike up to the Aran Ridge and then along the top is one of my favourite walks in Wales. I hope to return one day without the restriction of being part of a school group. The first day was an ‘acclimatisation’ walk up to the…