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A landscape photograph showing the Craig Gwaun Taf escarpment with hikers making their way along on the way to Corn Du in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales.

Brecon Beacons Horseshoe: Hiking Pen y Fan

For the holiday weekend I joined the crowds on the classic Brecon Beacons Horseshoe ridge walk. It takes you up Corn Du, Cribyn and Pen y Fan (the highest point south of Snowdonia) in the Brecon Beacons National Park in southern Wales. Despite its popularity, it's one of my favourite walks as it's easily reached yet can feel truly wild. The sweeping landscapes…

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A photograph showing the halfway milestone on the Cotswold Way, showing 55 miles to Bath.

The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is one of the UK's National Trails. At 102 miles long, it's no afternoon stroll, but it is a great introduction to long-distance walking: it's very difficult to get lost, you're never far from civilisation, and most importantly there are plenty of country pubs along the way! You can walk the trail in either direction, but I…

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A photograph showing the Precipice Walk in Snowdonia with the snow-covered Cadair Idris mountain in the background.

Precipice Walk: Hiking in Snowdonia

On a recent trip to Snowdonia, I discovered the Precipice Walk near Dolgellau. It's a short and easy but perfectly formed trail, ideal for bad weather or rest days, or for those new to hiking. The walk is on a private estate that permits access to the public. To prevent it becoming a right of way, the estate closes access for…

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