Rhobell Fawr (a volcanic walk)

Rhobell Fawr, one of the ancient volcanoes of North Wales, makes for an enjoyable and scenic mountain walk. This ancient extinct volcano stands a little over 2400 ft high. The ascent took us about 2 hours, so leave between 4 and 5 hours for this complete walk, including the bridle-path loops. Our walk starts from

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 Silyn at the western most point

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 north to Trefriw from, Betws-y-Coed. As

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 at Rhyd Ddu – next to

Machynlleth and Llyn Glanmerin – a short walk

A short (~ 4miles with 750ft climb) circular route from Machynlleth to visit beautiful Llyn Glanmerin. This is a relatively easy walk for any regular walker, including children. It does have a climb near to the start, so some fitness is advised. Tamsin and I walked this at the beginning of June whilst our car