Offa's Dyke on the border between Wales and England
Wales is one of the most mountainous countries of Europe, although the highest peak is Snowdon at just 1085m. Consequently there is a lot of scope for enjoyable hiking.
The first original stories are being added covering Aberystwyth in mid-Wales, an excellent centre for walking in the high hills as well as for shorter coastal hillwalks. Also there is a link here to an excellent article from the Guardian of 29 January 2005 by Alf Alderson. He descibes the landscape during a walk in the Black Mountains:
"The relatively gentle climb up to the broad horseshoe ridge takes you over dusty red sandstone. Slabs of rock have been piled into small semicircular walls to provide shelter from the wind whipping in from the west... You can see the human touch everywhere once you get up on to the heights, but the overall view is classic Wales: whaleback peaks and ridges of russet moorland plunging down to sheep-speckled green fields."
(To order the stories by name, date, country or type click on the appropriate heading)
|Snowdon, North Wales||Wales||High hills and mountain hikes||30/06/2009|
|Aberystwyth Town, Ceredigion||Wales||Town and City walks||11/11/2007|