Snowdonia Hiking – Cnicht

Cnicht is fondly known as the "Matterhorn of Wales". This is due to its similarity, when viewed from Porthmadog, to the iconic alpine mountain of the same name. However, it was when I was hiking on Elidir Fawr that Cnicht caught my attention. When viewed from the north, the ridge like nature of Cnicht is … Continue reading Snowdonia Hiking – Cnicht

Walking in Llangurig, Mid Wales

This was an enjoyable 11 mile walk in Mid Wales. The main thing that stood out being the differing types of scenery which included farmland, pine forests and moorland. With about 400 m of height gain there's not too much uphill! Starting from the car park in the village of Llangurig, there was gentle introduction … Continue reading Walking in Llangurig, Mid Wales

Snowdonia Hiking – Elidir Fawr via Y Garn

Whilst on my recent hike to Carnedd Llewelyn I saw across the valley a mountain that had an intriguing pyramid shape. Looking on my map I discovered that it is called Elidir Fawr. Due to its interesting geometry I decided that it would be my next objective. So I returned to Snowdonia for some more … Continue reading Snowdonia Hiking – Elidir Fawr via Y Garn

Best Way to Find Map Grid Reference Online

Here at CheapTents we love Google Maps and Street View. We are waiting with great anticipation for Google to roll out Street View for mountain trails, which we like to call "Sherpa Cam". Yet there is still something better than Google Maps and that is Ordnance Survey mapping. The Ordnance Survey National Grid reference system … Continue reading Best Way to Find Map Grid Reference Online

Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid

Without a doubt the UK coastline boasts some of our most amazing scenery. Picture in your mind rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, tidal estuaries and abundant wildlife. Perfect places for walking! Oh, and there's one more thing you might notice on a coastal walk... lots of water! Which brings us onto WaterAid, a Non-Governmental Organisation dedicated … Continue reading Coastal Path Walking for WaterAid

London 2012 Olympic Torch reaches Summit of Snowdon

Yesterday, mountaineer, Sir Chris Bonington carried the London 2012 Olympic Torch to the summit of Snowdon using the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The summit 1085m above sea level saw a sizeable crowd gather to watch Sir Chris Bonington hold the Olympic flame aloft. Bonington who began his career 61 years ago climbing Snowdon, Wales' highest mountain, … Continue reading London 2012 Olympic Torch reaches Summit of Snowdon