Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Over the bank holiday weekend, we had gorgeous sunny weather and energy for a more significant walk than just around town. We decided to take an afternoon and hike up Crimpiau, near Capel Curig in Snowdonia. It’s only a 3.5-mile hike, so nothing too long, with a 275-meter ascent. I wouldn’t recommend this hike if … Continue reading Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Cadair Ifan Goch

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

Exploring the Unknown

Have you ever gone somewhere very familiar and suddenly discovered a part of it you never knew existed? I had that happen during my pilgrim walk around Bangor, when we discovered Ogwen Trail. And it happened again, later, during a walk toward Llandudno. It started when my parents and I decided we wanted to go … Continue reading Exploring the Unknown