The cover image for my most-used local walking book, Walking in the Conwy Valley, is from Cadair Ifan Goch overlooking the Conwy Valley from the east. It’s one of those walks that promises a breathtaking view, but the images don’t really capture the grandness of the place, and so it took a surprising amount of … Continue reading Cadair Ifan Goch
Today I ventured out for a 6.25-mile walk around Conwy. I wasn’t sure exactly where I’d go, just that I wanted to walk at least 6 miles. So I started out on a familiar path into Conwy, down to the quay, and along the path around Bodlondeb Woods. From there, instead of turning toward home, … Continue reading Wales Coast Path: Conwy Beach
A couple years ago, I walked the beginning of the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way with my brother and sister-in-law. This May, I am going to try walking most of the rest of it with my parents. We’re planning to walk between 7 and 11 miles per day for 9 days, with shorter walks on two … Continue reading Training for the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way
It snowed! In Conwy! The first snow I’ve seen here in the four years since we arrived. I woke up at 7:30 AM (which pretty much never happens on the weekend, especially in winter) and had a feeling that made me get out of bed and peek out the window. There, greeting me in the twilight, … Continue reading Snow!
In early June, we drove just south along the river to Tal-y-Cafn, for a walk to Caerhun (walk #7 in Walking in the Conwy Valley). The main attraction is Caerhun Church, the site of a first century Roman fort. The walk started by passing through a farm and into the woods, where we encountered a very … Continue reading Caerhun Walk