South Wales – Rhiwderin circular

Several years ago, we made the mistake of heading to the Brecon Beacons on a bank holiday weekend (at the time, Harri was writing his popular Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons and we were so keen to research another … 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

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

Not all benches are equal

I’ve been thinking about benches again. I hear your groans, but before you quickly move on to the next blog, let me assure you that I’m not about to launch into another tirade about poorly positioned benches, quite the opposite. … Continued