Wilderness Wales


Wilderness Walks

Trip Reports from the Wilds of Wales

  • October Project
    A walk and a photograph for every day, to celebrate my favourite month of the year. Including some of the main summits of the Brecon Beacons, a few Gower visits and lots of waterfalls.
  • Gale Force Wildcamp
    An extremely windy camping trip at Llyn y Fan Fawr in the Brecon Beacons, featuring a spectacular sunrise.
  • A Dull Day on the Western Fans
    An overcast but pleasant walk on the western side of Mynydd Du, an area of mostly trackless solitude.
  • Canoeing the Falls
    A short walk along Afon Nedd Fechan after extremely heavy rain, where two canoeists were making their way down the river, canoeing over the falls.
  • Fan Brycheiniog Day
    To celebrate the 25th anniversary of my first mountain walk, I decided to repeat the exact walk up Fan Brycheiniog, this time with photographs.
  • Twin Peaks in the Snow
    A short but very enjoyable walk during last week's brief spell of snow, ascending Craig Cerrig Gleisiad and Fan Frynych in the Fforest Fawr area of the Brecon Beacons for the primary purpose of photographing Pen y Fan in the snow.
  • Waterfalls in Spate
    A walk in heavy rain to see and photograph the Ystradfellte waterfalls at their best. Including most of the main falls and Porth yr Ogof.
  • Wreckage in the Mist
    A short walk in foul weather conditions to visit the summit of Carreg Goch and the wreckage of Wellington bomber MF509.
  • Millennium Sunrise
    A wet and windy night spent at Llyn y Fan Fawr, followed by a superb sunrise and temperature inversion on top of Fan Brychieniog. A great way to see in the new millennium.
  • A Beacon Too Far
    A misty walk on the western ridge of the Black Mountains after heavy snowfall. Unfortunately the final destination was aborted due to deep snow and fading light.
  • Cliffs in the Mist
    A wet and misty traverse of the famous Snowdon Horseshoe, taking in Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgl, Yr Wyddfa and Y Lliwedd.
  • The Longest Day
    My longest walk ever, a 22 mile circuit of Mynydd Du, taking in 15 summits enroute.
  • My First Mountain
    An account of my very first mountain walk, up Fan Brycheiniog in the Brecon Beacons back in 1982.