Brecon Beacons: two summits from the National Park Visitor Centre

What to do on August Bank Holiday weekend when the forecast was for a fine weekend? My natural instinct is to head for the coast whenever it’s warm and sunny; however, after a recent ‘gridlock’ experience in Weston-Super-Mare (when my … Continued

Rhymney Valley: Mynydd Machen and Cefn Onn

Once again, the weekend’s forecast was for unsettled weather. There seemed little point in driving miles to ‘enjoy’ what could turn out to be a very soggy walk; however, we still wanted to get out there. We are fortunate in having some wonderful scenery … Continued

Newport: Walk the Port (the unofficial shorter route)

Why on earth do we Brits look forward to summer every year … so we can enjoy one rainy weekend after another? Yet again, our Sunday hiking plans had been thwarted by unseasonably low temperatures and the forecast of more … Continued

Machen circular: Mynydd Machen, Mynydd y Lan, Abercarn and Cwmcarn

I’m so relieved Harri has never suggested we join the South Wales Long-distance Walkers Association on one of their epic endurance walks otherwise we might have been doing today’s circular walk from Machen on New Year’s Day! Believe me, those LDWA hikers … Continued