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36 posts about Walking on this blog

  1. New Snowdonia path planned

    Tuesday 19 October 2010, 12:25

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A new path on Snowdonia is to be developed, allowing walkers a safer passage between Pen y Gwryd and Pen y Pass.

    The work is being funded by Snowdonia Green Key, an initiative run by the Snowdonia National Park Authority, reports the Daily Post.

    Emyr Williams, director of land management at the national...

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  2. Ringing bluestones

    Monday 13 September 2010, 16:42

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last week I was out of the office filming two more walks in North Pembrokeshire and on Gower for the new series of Weatherman Walking.

    We started from Maenchlochog and walked up to the highest point in the Preseli Hills or Preseli Mountains, Foel Cwmcerwyn, 1758 feet above sea level.

    Our hike included...

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  3. A weekend of walks

    Tuesday 31 August 2010, 15:32

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend. I spent it in Snowdonia, staying in Betws y Coed with friends.

    On Saturday we climbed the Moelwyns from Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    The weather was actually worse than I thought it would be with persistent showers and I now understand why Blaenau...

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  4. A weekend walk for Sunday

    Friday 16 July 2010, 10:30

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Stuck for something to do this weekend?

    On Sunday July 18, you can join the National Trust for another guided walk from one of their 9x9x9 walking events.

    This particular walk will take in the spectacular scenery along the coast from Port Eynon to Rhossili with plenty of stunning views along the way...

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  5. Newport's orchid walk

    Wednesday 16 June 2010, 16:31

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Orchids are one of those things that are something of a mystery to UK residents, with a public perception of exotic rarities clinging to hillsides deep in the Amazon, fetching hundreds of pounds for a single bloom.

    Well, think again because Welsh meadows are teeming with orchids and this weekend the...

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  6. Guided walks on Gower

    Tuesday 25 May 2010, 10:59

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Anyone with even a passing knowledge of South Wales will be aware of one of the jewels in the coast's crown: Gower.

    With a range of different habitats, it can be thought of as distilling all Wales into just a few square miles. From moorland and woodland to ancient dunes and sandy beaches, Gower has...

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  7. Weekend weather and walking

    Friday 14 May 2010, 15:10

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    If you've got any plans for the weekend, Saturday looks the best day for a picnic, trip to the coast or a walk in the hills.

    Any mist first thing on Saturday morning will clear, leaving a dry day with sunny spells. And after a chilly start with a local ground frost it will feel a little warmer than...

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  8. Walk on the wild side

    Wednesday 12 May 2010, 11:26

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    'The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path National trail' or as most of us know it, the Pembrokeshire coastal footpath celebrates it's 40th birthday.

    It's officially forty years since walkers started to explore Pembrokeshire's natural wonders and scenic beauty by following its coastal path

    Incredibly it stretches...

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  9. Medieval walking festival

    Tuesday 27 April 2010, 10:40

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Staying with walking festivals...

    There's a medieval theme to the Prestatyn and Clwydian Range walking festival happening in May which you might like to take part in, if you live in North East Wales.

    Find out more on BBC News Online.

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  10. Preseli Walking Festival

    Monday 26 April 2010, 14:28

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    I hope you had a good weekend. I went to the Gwaun Valley in North Pembrokeshire to launch the 3rd Preseli Walking Festival on Saturday afternoon.

    Around 50 people turned up for a short circular walk led by writer and geologist Dr. Brian John.

    Brian shared his knowledge of the area and explained the...

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  11. Always pack your thermals

    Monday 15 March 2010, 15:31

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    On Saturday, I took advantage of the dry weather and went for a walk on the Black Mountain in Carmarthenshire.

    When I left home it was fine and sunny but I was glad I packed my thermals as on the mountain top it was freezing cold with a brisk wind, hill fog and old patches of snow on the ground!


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  12. Twm Sion Cati - wanted dead or alive

    Wednesday 3 February 2010, 16:40

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I'm sure many of you are sat at home reading this and thinking who on earth was Twm Sion Cati?

    I have to confess I knew little of him until I began work on the new Weatherman Walking website.

    In episode 2, Derek walked part of the Twm Trail - a 22 mile trail opened in 2009 near Tregaron.

    Local Twm enthusiast...

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  13. Waxcap weekend fungi walk

    Tuesday 3 November 2009, 14:29

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    They may look like something out of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory but these stunning and rare waxcap fungi are a fairly regular sight at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

    Image courtesy of the National Botanic Garden of Wales:

    On Saturday 7 November, staff have organised a guided walk through...

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  14. '350' Snowdon protest

    Monday 26 October 2009, 14:32

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    On October 24, '350' protests took place in 170 countries all over the world as a reminder for world leaders meeting at December's, Copenhagen climate change conference that people all around the world care about the issue of climate change.

    Here is what happened at Snowdon. Words and photos by our guest...

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  15. Sunshine and frosts

    Friday 16 October 2009, 13:19

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Good news! We're in for a nice sunny spell this weekend.

    A cold Arctic front is pushing in, bringing dry and settled weather this weekend so expect plenty of sunshine and overnight frosts.

    It should be great walking weather so get out there and enjoy the autumn colours.

    Berries at Llyn Alwen by Susie Corwen...

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  16. First aid training for walkers

    Tuesday 13 October 2009, 13:36

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    I recently attended a one day first aid course at the BBC - My first in about 15 years and things have definitely changed.

    I personally found it really useful and am now a lot more confident about handling a situation such as resuscitation, god forbid it ever occurs.

    As a surfer, this technique is particularly...

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