Day 34 of 52 in Wales: Worms Head

Worm’s Head Originally uploaded by Mr Ush Well its been a while since I blogged in this series so its long over due. In my defence, its been a busy season which culminated last week with doing something ashamedly, I had never done – walked out to the end of Worms Head in Gower. Accompanied

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Day 33 of 52 Days in Wales: Dolgellau and Cader Idris

Dolgellau Camping – April 2009 Originally uploaded by Frosted Peppercorn Those who have been fortunate enough to visit Dolgellau in North Wales, will know something of its quality and indeed it’s mythical link with the stunning Cader Idris that almost towers over the town. In the town centre, I’m not sure if it’s still there,

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Day 32 of 52 Days in Wales: Aberaeron, Mid Wales

Aberaeron By Night Originally uploaded by xrrr Definitely one of my favourite places in Wales,smack bang in the middle of Wales on the coast. Over the years Aberaeron has positioned itself as ‘quite upmarket’ and has a certain quality about it these days. The Harbourmaster is possibly one of the best known restaurants in Wales

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Day 30 of 52 Days in Wales: Wales’ Waterfall Country

Brecon-Beacons Mar07_21 Originally uploaded by timbobee Wales’ Waterfall Country located on the south western edge of the Brecon Beacons, easily reached within 20 minutes from junction 42 (I think?) of the M4. Best way to experience the Waterfall Country is undoubtedly through Gorge Walking or Canyoning using a specialist company such as Call of the

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Day 29 of 52 Days in Wales: Skenfrith

Skenfrith Bridge Originally uploaded by DS Williams Well this is it, it doesn’t get much closer to England that this. Castle, bridge, rural tranquility, ‘welcome to Wales’ sign and a great pub, in fact, a better than great pub called the Bell. What a lovely setting and well worth the journey – this is off

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Day 28 of 52 Days in Wales: Scenic drive from Abercrave to Brecon

Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons National Park Wales Originally uploaded by iknow-uk Well, there’s loads of scenic drives in Wales to explore. Probably my favourite (because it’s in our backyard) is the drive from Abercrave in the Swansea Valley to Brecon. In fact, you can drive and link two great pubs both of whom serve

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Day 27 of 52 Days in Wales: The Sugar Loaf

IMG_6356 Originally uploaded by fswerk One of the most distinctive mountains in Wales, The Sugar Loaf near Abergavenny in the Brecon Beacons National Park is almost 600 metres above sea level. It’s a relatively easy walk, but do take all usual precautions – as the picture shows, the weather is very changeable in this part

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Day 26 of 52 Days in Wales: Red Wharf Bay

CIMG0060 Originally uploaded by Paul S W When you cross the Menai Bridge as a Welsh person, you can almost sense a difference, a feeling that there is something special about Anglesey, an almost mythical quality (OK, well I do anyway!). Its a truly wonderful Island with a fascinating recent and ancient history, and as

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Day 25 of 52 Days in Wales: Coasteering

coasteering Originally uploaded by localsurfer Invented in Wales by all accounts, in Pembrokeshire ’tis reckoned! Unfairly portrayed as being extreme (and the photo doesn’t help but see the video below!) and confused with tombstoning , truth is, with a good company, almost anyone can do this as long as you can swim. The last time

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