South Wales – Barry Island to Llantwit Major

It’s always nice when your birthday falls on the weekend as weekday birthdays generally mean postponing the celebrations for a few days. With an unfavourable weather forecast persuading us to abandon our original plans (a few nights on Gower) earlier … Continued

Walking in Afan Argoed Forest Park

When he was 24, Harri decided it was a good idea to cycle from his parents’ home in Henllys, Cwmbran to Swansea where his brother was at university. Despite having road tyres fitted on his bike, he followed Route 47 so he … Continued

Back in Wales: Monmouthshire Canal and Cwmcarn Forest

It’s been hard settling back into ‘normal’ life after our winter-evading three-month spell in the Algarve, not least because it’s so damp here. While it’s wonderful to spend time with my family again – and catch up with friends – I make … Continued

O Fôn i Fynwy – Day 23 Monmouth to Chepstow)

  The homeward leg. Chepstow is just seventeen miles down river. By early evening, we’ll have finally reached ‘Fynwy’ and the end of our adventure. Over breakfast, Harri asked if walking through Wales had made our country seem bigger or smaller … Continued