Hillwalking in Wales - Vol 1

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The first book in a two-volume series describing walking routes up every 2000-footer in Wales – all 166 of them. The result is not just a guide to the mountains of Snowdonia, but a handbook of over 450 routes covering 21 Welsh mountain ranges – the whale-backed ridges of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons’ precipitous escarpments, the Cwmdeuddwr uplands, Plynlimon’s unknown valleys, the heather clad Berwyns, Cader Idris, the vast solitudes of the Arans and Arenigs, the Rhinogs and the wildest land in Wales. For those longer days the author also suggests over 100 high level traverses.


The routes are arranged alphabetically over the two volumes:


Vol 1: Arans, Arenigs, Berwyns, Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Cader Idris, Carneddau, Cwmdeuddwr hills, Dovey hills


Vol 2: Ffestiniog hills, Fforest Fawr, Glyders, Hirnants, Mynydd Du, Nantlle/Hebog hills, Plynlimon, Radnor Forest, Rhinogs, Siabod/Moelwyns, Snowdon, Tarrens




•Seasons - All year round, but in winter, higher walks suitable only for those with appropriate skills and equipment.

•Centres - Bala, Betws-y-Coed, Brecon, Capel Curig, Crickhowell, Dolgellau, Llangynog, Rhaeadr

•Difficulty - Higher-level ridge walks (over 2000ft) and easier lower-level walks. Mainly walking, a little scrambling, but no climbing.

•Must See - Cwm Croes horseshoe (HS); Arenig Fawr/Moel Llyfnant circular; Pistyll Rhaeadr circular; Grwyne Fechan HS; Neuadd HS Minffordd trail; Carnedd N–S traverse


11 Jun 2010
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.7cm
1st Published
11 Oct 2006


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