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Paul and Midge

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

A Grand Tour of Wales

Midge and I rather ignored Wales on our John O'Groats to Land's End trip last year so we will redress this by doing a Grand Tour of the mountains and hills of Wales taking in pretty much all of significance. For those of you familiar with Wales and/or willing to do a net search we will start at Conwy on the north Coast, traverse the mountains of Snowdonia, take a break to visit my friend's birthday BBQ in Llanberis then carry on. This will take us down the Cambrian Way to the Brecon Beacons where we will head off over the Black Mountains to join the ancient Offa's Dyke to meet the north coast again at Prestatyn. I think this will be around 400 miles or so with about 80,000 feet of ascent.

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If you did not get to read about our 1200 miles Land's End to John O'Groats trip you can download it here, it is best read on a tablet.


In the meantime here is a short video of what Midge and I got up to last year.

Another year with Midge

I will up date our packing and progress; we actually head off in one week from today. I only hope the weather picks up.

Midge is doing just fine and is always ready for a walk despite being blind, I took him out into Wales to try him out on some scrambling and he was great so I have few worries for him. I will take a short safety line for the sections where he might get into problems and he wears his harness while we are out in the hills. Keep watching. Let us hope the technology does better this time and I can actually blog as I go along.

1 comment:

  1. Hope it is all going well and you are both keeping safe on the rocky terrain.
    The sun is smiling on you so far. :-) Hope the local ales are keeping you fortified in the evenings. :-)