Sunrise beyond Cwm Silyn with Craig Cwm Silyn rising from behind the lakes.

Craig Cwm Silyn

Craig Cwm Silyn, a morning walk at the western end of the Nantlle ridge. This walk starts at a small parking area that the landowner kindly allows visitors to use. Having walked most of the Nantlle ridge earlier this year (see this post), we wished to visit Craig Cwm...

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Homebrew regional map of the Sword Coast for my Cavern of the Fey adventure.

Cavern of the Fey – a DnD adventure

I wrote this DnD ( D&D – Dungeons & Dragons) adventure as our party had just finished the “Lost Mine of Phandelver” adventure. Our party has business to attend to in Waterdeep but have also expressed an interest in investigating rumours of Elemental Evil from the...

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A male and a juvenile Redstart (Phoenicurus phoenicurus)

Redstart Family Fledging

Most years we notice Redstarts arriving in spring and successfully raising a family. This year I have been particularly happy because a pair chose to nest in the double hedgerow that I renovated & planted a few years ago. This has meant that we’ve had the pleasure of watching...

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The Happy Elf

Crafnant and Geirionydd – twin lake walk

This walk is a very pleasant 5 mile walk with about 1200 feet of climb. Parts of it are along well made stone track, some is rougher going with many roots under foot. We walked it early one summer’s morning during a heatwave. To locate the car parking, travel...

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A pause for photos after Y Garn and before Drws-y-coed.

Nantlle Ridge circular walk

This walk, along a spectacular section of the Nantlle Ridge, provides great views across Snowdonia, as well as out to sea. It is one of the classic Snowdonian ridge walks. Our version is ~ 7 miles long with a 3000ft climb; both starting and finishing in the car park...

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