Wales

Cwm Idwal

Cwm Idwal is an impressive mountain cirque in the Glyder mountans in Snowdonia containing the lake Llyn Idwal.  It is located close to the highest point of the A5 road on the pass between Capel Curig and Bethesda, and sits just above Llyn Ogwen.  The cwm is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Wales…


Dinas Island

Dinas Island in Pembrokeshire is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a small peninsula, rather than an island.  However the headland has a wild coastal character that is quite different to the farmlands that it adjoins, so it does feel like a separate island.  The Pembrokeshire coast path makes a round of the…


Pentre Ifan

Pentre Ifan is a neolithic dolmen or burial site dating from about 3500BC.  The site consists of 7 stones, including a large 16 Tonne cap stone, which sits 8ft (2.5m) above the ground, balanced on three of the upright stones.  This is reportedly the best preserved dolmen in Wales. Location and Parking Post Code: SA41…


The Eastern Glyders

The Western Glyders around Cwm Idwal are justifiably famous for their impressive cliffs and steep rocky scrambles, but the ridge from Glyder Fawr continues east over the subsidiary peaks of  Y Foel Goch and Gallt Yr Ogof until finally petering out at Capel Curig.  Whilst lacking the dramatic situations of the larger peaks to the…