|Posted on 2 July, 2020 at 5:15||comments (0)|
Having met the COVID 19 Industry standard we are now ready to get back to work from the 6th July, it will be great to welcome everybody back onto the mountains adhering to the safety requirements to keep us all safe.
|Posted on 27 June, 2020 at 5:40||comments (0)|
The Snowdon summit complex will not open at all in 2020 it has just been announced!
Trains will start running on the 12th July but only to Clogwyn Sation which is just over half way to the summit.
Please consider this information if you are planning a trip to the mountain this year!
|Posted on 23 June, 2020 at 10:25||comments (0)|
The travel restrictions come to an end either on the 6th or 13th of July so we can move around the country, however:
The National Park Authority may not open all areas of the Park on those dates and with all probability mountains such as Snowdon and Tryfan may not open until August or September, I hope that I am wrong about that!
The Welsh Govenment has legally closed some paths in the Park until the 27th September which means that it is a criminal offence to trespass ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 June, 2020 at 5:30||comments (0)|
Although we still have no official news on when the mountains will be fully open things are being talked about and meetings arranged!
I think that the start of July could see a gradual relaxing of the rules with exceptions for the hot spots of Snowdon and the Glyderau which would open shortly afterwards. (this is only my opinion!)
This would mean that August through to the end of the year could be very busy indeed! book early to reserve your walk dates.
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|Posted on 17 May, 2020 at 7:05||comments (0)|
Hi everyone, due to the continuing issues all pre-planned walks are now cancelled until and including the 30th June 2020.
These are very challenging times for all of us and our priority of course is to keep eveyone as safe as possible, hopefully there will be some relaxing of our lockdown towards the end of June.
This is of course a great time to book walks for later in the year as there will probably be a bit of a rush to get back onto the hills.
A small fully r...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 16 April, 2020 at 14:00||comments (0)|
Following todays news of an additionla three weeks lockdown, it looks like the whole of May will now be lost for organising walks etc.
The main priority for us all is to keep safe & stay at home, lets get through this, the mountains will still be there for us again.
|Posted on 5 April, 2020 at 0:00||comments (0)|
Hi everyone, due to the current situation all walks are postponed or cancelled up to May 9th, further updates will be posted during this month.
Keep safe out there
|Posted on 20 March, 2020 at 16:10||comments (0)|
Due to the current situation all pre-planned walks in April & May are now postponed, I will look at the situation again at the end of May.
We will get through this and hopefuly come out stronger on the other side.
I will still be walking on the mountains (alone) and will post updates as and when I can.
Keep safe and be strong
|Posted on 9 March, 2020 at 10:50||comments (0)|
Just arrived back from a good trip away to the Lakes, I did try to post a blog whilst there but tinternet problems did not allow!
I managed to get in some decent walking whist dodging the weather, based in Derwent Bank for four nights before heading on to Coniston for another three nights.
This was the first time I had ventured up Cat Bells (only been to the Lakes a million times!), what a nice little walk with great views, definately reccomended.
Coldale Horses...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 23 February, 2020 at 15:05||comments (0)|
Hi, the Open group walk on Saturday May 2nd is now taking the Rhyd Ddu Path and decending by the South Ridge, probably the best walk on Snowdon £40pp, places available.
I had a great day with a group from London raising monies for various projects. The weather was very cold (minus 10 at the summit) and windy but as we arrived the cloud lifted and the sun came out! temperature did not improve though.
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|Posted on 21 February, 2020 at 15:50||comments (0)|
Its now official: Snowdonia Walker is a National Park "Snowdon visit specialist" and I am very proud to be able to promote and help protect our very special mountain.
Yesterday, myself and several other mountain leadersI met with Large Outdoors owner Gareth Williams, this is an English based company that I have worked for and it was nice to get an insight on how they work and of course the ethos of the company.
I am looking forward to more adventures with them and bonus, we were t...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 18 February, 2020 at 6:35||comments (0)|
Goes without having to say that, its very wet in the hills and worse than that, the wind speeds seem to be constantly 40-60mph.
The snow has gone again but due back from Wednesday with promised downfalls through to Saturday so my walk with 30 or so students from London will not be going to the summit or anywhere near a high top!
So not too much walking on the hills but I have been out and about attending talks and meetings etc and of course planning future walks and ad...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 6 February, 2020 at 8:15||comments (0)|
Quick catch up, as the season gets nearer I have put on the first Snowdon Open Group Walk on Saturday May 2nd cost is £40pp.
Its a case of battening down the hatches this weekend as yet another storm arrives, luckily the Rugby is on so I will spend Saturday in a local hostelry hopefully cheering on Wales to a win over Ireland, no doubts it will be close either way!
We still have ice and a scattering of snow on the high summits so please be careful if y...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 27 January, 2020 at 15:25||comments (0)|
The Snowdon workshop for Mountain Leaders that I delivered with Mike Raine was a great success, the weather held and we had a really good day on the mountain.
Aimed at providing a wealth of indepth knowledge to a group of already knowlegable people can be a challenge and of course a full day of information can hurt you head!
Fortunately Snowdon is able to provide an abundance of really interesting information with topics diverging from the geology to the smelly septic tanks!...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 22 January, 2020 at 0:35||comments (0)|
As the weather forecast was good for Sunday we got all the kids and grandkids together for a day out on Llanddwyn Island, the weather was great and we had a fab day along with the very many who also were visiting the island.
Monday and it was back to Snowdon for a wintery day out with a couple of the boys from the fireservice, weather once again was great and we had a good bimble on the hill taking in a few different small peaks on the way down.
Still a lot out with pr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 19 January, 2020 at 16:35||comments (0)|
After my last blog titled "we are snow free" now we are not and I was lucky to get out onto the Glyders for a play, reall good day and I am looking forward to a Snowodn outing tomorrow for more of the same.
The snow is like a magnet for people and the mountains have been really busy this weekend, couple of people had to be airlifted off Crib Goch yesterday, not the best place to be in this weather if you are not experienced winter mountaineers!
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|Posted on 15 January, 2020 at 16:40||comments (0)|
No snow on the big hill at the moment, just a bit windy and wet!
I was out with the Snowdonia Society & National Trust today giving some newly planted trees some TLC, I learnt some stuff and did'nt get wet, bonus.
Last week I managed to get out onto the high Carneddau and this Friday I think it will be trip either to the Glyderau or the big hill, will await to see the weather forecast!
Bookings for the season are coming in nicely so if you fancy c...Read Full Post »