Black Mountains: the Grwyne Fawr valley

Setting off on a 22-mile walk in the Black Mountains the morning after a friend’s 60th birthday party when, for once, I wasn’t ‘Des’ probably wasn’t the greatest idea in the world. Oh, and I’d just happened to run my first ever … Continued

O Fôn i Fynwy – Day 22 (Llanthony to Monmouth)

  It’s hard to believe we only have two days of walking left. Sometime tomorrow evening we’ll stagger into Chepstow where Harri’s good friend, Newport poet Goff Morgan, will be waiting to drive us home. After just over three weeks and nearly 400 … Continued

Noticing the signposts

My middle daughter’s currently working in Zanzibar. Snail mail takes weeks but fortunately Facebook enables us to keep in touch easily. When she posted the photograph above it reminded me of the many funny signs and notices that Harri and … Continued

Talgarth – not a town to bypass

Until a few years ago, Talgarth was one of those places you avoided like the plague. Not that it was easy to avoid if you were travelling through the middle of Wales. This small market town with a population of … Continued