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

Rhymney Valley: Maesycymmer to Senghenydd

Since we returned from Portugal, we’ve been quite lazy. We’re still running, but not covering any great distances with our walks. Harri decided that we were going to push the distance a bit today and aim for roughly 15 miles. The … 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

Machen to Castell Coch … and back (a 20-mile circular)

It’s been almost a month since we returned to Wales and, despite our best intentions, until today we’d only been out walking once. In the Algarve, we’d been able to walk most weekends – on both days – however, the … Continued