My Blog

Dog days

Putting together my new walking guide to Ceredigion – which has just been published by Pocket Mountains – took lots of days out and about

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High life

I love the mountains to the east of Harlech – for me, it’s the most exhilarating bit of Snowdonia. Mind you I’m never entirely sure

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Team work

Working with Ceredigion County Council on its ‘Paths for People’ project has been really interesting. The book of routes has now been published and FBA

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Perfect day

Just back from Anglesey and the latest outing with Drew Buckley for our Wilder Wales project for Graffeg. The weather has made planning our field

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New routes

Over the last nine months I’ve been working with Ceredigion’s ‘Paths for People’ project to survey routes in the county and put together guidebook. I’ve

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Go slow

What happened to the England Coast Path? The first section opened in Dorset in 2012, but at the current rate full public access to all

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Waterfall chasing

You don’t have to run very fast to catch them around Pontneddfechan – there are dozens of the things. I really enjoyed my day there

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Wild year

Spring has finally arrived and I’m just getting to work on my book about the wildlife of Wales for Graffeg. It’s going to mean a

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Close to home

I’m busy at the moment walking Ceredigion’s ups and downs for a guidebook, which will be published this time next year by Pocket Mountains. Ceredigion

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Best walk?

My favourite for the moment, anyway. It’s the Kerry Ridgeway, a day’s worth of walking where you’re nearly always above the 1,000ft contour. It takes

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Gone glossy

At last I’m a columnist for a glossy magazine… Well, to be honest I’ve been writing my weekly wildlife column for Garden News since the

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Write stuff

It’s great when something you’ve written makes some sort of difference or strikes a chord with someone. So, I’m delighted that one of my wildlife

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Here comes summer?

When I was writing about Tenby for BBC Countryfile magazine six weeks or so ago the sun was shining and it was a great excuse

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A green holiday

Isn’t it a bit of a contradiction in terms? Most holiday options come with a yeti-sized carbon footprint, so the deep green choice is probably

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Travel writing

I find that family life and travel writing aren’t a good mix, so these days I ration myself to no more than two or three

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