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Brecon Bound

A  0700  start from The Oak for 5 early risers, we must be keen.  First stop Llangurig, then south for the Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre near Libanus.  This is an excellent facility with a café, car park toilets etc, plus the food is good.  Here we met a most helpful National Park warden (related to […]

Changes to walk programme – 11th June

Hi all Next walk: June 11th.  This was to be the Snowdon Train/Walk.  Did not work out, so the next walk will be: JUNE 11th – 7.30am — (NOTE TIME CHANGE) Moelwyn Mawr and Bach from Croesor 6½ miles – 2500 ft of climbing Hard/strenuous We will take our time, no rushing, good views.  Three […]

A good day in Cwm Clettwr

Another good Annie-walk starting from Tre’r-ddôl, up Cwm Clettwr to the misty tops and back down with a sighting of otters: not to mention plenty of new-born lambs and tiny Welsh Black calves. We welcomed Annie’s young friends – Kay and Matt – who joined us for the day and Yvonne joined us at Tre’r-ddôl […]

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Coed Llandegla is the place to go for a great forest walk.  The 650 hectares is managed by the Tilhill Forestry group and Oneplanet Adventure and between them they have produced a variety of very well signed mountain bike tracks, trail running routes and walking routes with downloadable maps.  The best bit is that the […]

Snailbeach and Stiperstones in the wet

Well – did you see it all on Countryfile? (Sunday 8th Jan – Episode 1404 – Shropshire) What a coincidence, Matt Baker leaning on the Gate at Blakemoregate Cottage and talking about the Snailbeach mine.  Go here to have an extensive read about the history of the mine area – scroll down to the bottom […]

Turned out nice again …

Christmas detox – don’t they come round quickly – only seemed five minutes since we were here last year. Ice and fog greeted us this morning, rather than floods and mud as of last year, as seven of us set out from The Oak across the Guilsfield Brook by the Scout Hut and then to […]

Marrington Dingle

A damp December day – no rain, but wet leaves, brown rushing streams, skeletal trees and a fleeting low weak sun occasionally easing through the gloom was the order of the day. Annie led us East out of Chirbury and down into Marrington Dingle then South following the Camlad for a while. Annie was temping […]

A game of three halves

Ice, snow and low cloud on Llantysilio Mountain – warming sunshine down in the valley – chilly winds back at The Ponderosa, then  three different terrains – very steep and slippery mountains, good field footpaths and a long lane to finish – what more could you want in the way of a day out?  This […]

Gorge-ous day out

This was the swap walk between Brian and Graham with Graham leading the Derek’s “Weatherman Walking” route in the Afon Rheidol gorges around Devil’s Bridge. For a detailed description of the route, with picures and background information follow this link to Derek’s page. Five of us had a cosy drive over the hills and far […]

Another beautiful day on the Long Mynd

Finding new routes on the Long Mynd is not always easy – but on Sunday we did manage some new bits. The day dawned chilly and bright, I even had to scrape the windscreen before leaving home, just hard frozen dew, not frost. The mist was trailing about as we left The Oak and headed […]