Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Friday, 29 October 2021

Friday 29 October 2021 - de Quincey Park



Here's today's view in De Quincey Park, on a sunny '(not)parkrun' walk. Whilst the Lake District is flooded, and the OMM event has been abandoned, we've had hardly any rain in Manchester!

I'm now taking a weekend break from blogging as we'll be somewhere that I don't think will have wifi or a phone signal, or the opportunity to spend time blogging.

Wednesday, 27 October 2021

TGO Challenge - Wild Camps (No 72: 13 May 2017)



My second camp in 2017 was in Glen Etive, near sea level, at NN137459, after 22km and an early finish on my FWA (Fowl Weather Alternative) route as I chickened out of going up Beinn Trilleachan, a rocky peak with slippery slabs.A good spot with nearby water and nobody else around.

Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Tuesday 26 October 2021 - (not)parkrun number 468



Up to 3 October, I recorded more than 467 (not)parkruns on consecutive days. On the advice of my physio, and with my injured foot taped up and feeling a bit better, I did number 468 today, at a walking pace in 47 minutes, on my usual course, soon passing the place where Baguley Brook goes under the confluence of Walton and Frieston Roads. Pictured above, this is a view from the starting point of a 5km route that I set out in this posting.

The canal near Timperley Bridge was in bright sunshine as I passed by 40 minutes later.


The tape is now coming off my foot, but it does seem to have been of some benefit, even if the picture that I've now edited out of today's posting may not give that impression. Who wants to see a picture of a bandaged foot anyway!

Monday, 25 October 2021

Monday 25 October 2021 - The Bridgewater Canal in Trafford


On a 27km 'lolipop' ride to the Throstles Nest Bridge, Eccles, Barton Swing Bridge, and the Bridgewater Canal, this was the view this afternoon along the deserted towpath, just a few yards from the Trafford Centre.

Porthmadog 2021 - Index



Most of the walks are based on those in Alex Kendall's Cicerone guides, Snowdonia North and Snowdonia South, so I'm Indexing them in line with the contents of those books, which places them roughly in a 'North to South' order.

Tuesday 16 November 2021 - Conwy Mountain

Snowdonia North - Walk 1 - 12km, 300 metres ascent, 4 hours


Friday 19 November 2021 - Pont Gethin

Snowdonia North - Walk 8 - 6.5km, 150 metres ascent, 2 hours


Thursday 6 May 2021 - Lledr and Llugwy

Snowdonia North - Walk 10 - 23km, 600 metres ascent, 6 hours


Wednesday 25 August 2021 - Capel Curig, Crimpiau, Crafnant and Geirionydd

Snowdonia North - Walks 11 and 12 combined, plus the ascent of Crimpiau - 22km, 900 metres ascent, 7 hours


Thursday 23 September 2021 - Two Walks from Bethesda
Snowdonia North - Walk 14 - Bethesda and Penrhyn - 5km, 70 metres ascent, 1.5 hours

Snowdonia North - Walk 15 - Cwm Pen-Llafar - 11km, 350 metres ascent, 3.5 hours


Thursday 8 July 2021 - Llanberis, Dolbadarn and Llyn Padarn

Saturday 28 August 2021 - Around Llanberis and Llyn Padarn

Snowdonia North - Walks 17 and 18 combined - 15km, 480 metres ascent, 5 hours

Wednesday 5 May 2021 - Nanmor and Aberglaslyn

Snowdonia North - Walk 22 - 17km, 400 metres ascent, 4.5 hours


Snowdonia North - Walk 23 - Cwm Croesor plus a diversion to Cnicht - 13km, 700 metres ascent, 5 hours


Sunday 2 May 2021 - Around Blaenau Ffestiniog

Snowdonia North - Walk 24 - 12.5km, 400 metres ascent, 3.5 hours


Saturday 13 November 2021 - The Vale of Ffestiniog

Snowdonia North - Walk 25 - 23km, 450 metres ascent, 6.5 hours


Sunday 14 November 2021 - Coed Llyn y Garnedd

Snowdonia North - Walk 26 - 7km, 250 metres ascent, 2.5 hours


Sunday 2 May 2021 - Coed Felinrhyd

Snowdonia North - Walk 27 - 4km, 200 metres ascent, 1.5 hours


Snowdonia North - Walk 28 - 12km, 300 metres ascent, 3 hours


Monday 3 May 2021 - Around Tremadog

Friday 9 July 2021 - A Tremadog Circuit

Snowdonia North - Walk 29 - from Tremadog (3 May) - 9km, 400 metres ascent, 2.5 hours

Snowdonia North - Walk 29 - from Porthmadog (9 July) - 15km, 400 metres ascent, 4 hours


Tuesday 4 May 2021 - Moel-y-Gest

Snowdonia North - Walk 30 - 16km, 400 metres ascent, 5 hours


Tuesday 21 September 2021 - Ceunant Cynfal and Rhaeadr y Cwm

Snowdonia South - Walks 1 and 2 combined - 16km, 500 metres ascent, 5.5 hours

Thursday 26 August 2021 - Llyn Trawsfynydd

Snowdonia South - Walk 4 plus a Celtic Rainforest diversion - 19km, 350 metres ascent, 5.5 hours

Wednesday 17 November 2021 - Llanbedr

Snowdonia South - Walk 6 - 12km, 300 metres ascent, 4 hours


Snowdonia South - Walk 7 - 7km, 250 metres ascent, 2 hours


Snowdonia South - Walk 8 - 4km, 50 metres ascent, 1 hour


Wednesday 22 September 2021 - Around Barmouth

Snowdonia South - Walk 9 - 10km, 300 metres ascent, 4 hours

Tuesday 24 August 2021 - The New Precipice Walk

Snowdonia South - Walk 11 - 14km, 600 metres ascent, 5 hours

Snowdonia South - Walk 12 - The Precipice Walk with Foel Cynwch - 7km, 200 metres ascent, 2 hours
Snowdonia South - Walk 13 - Foel Offrwm - 6km, 250 metres ascent, 2 hours

Snowdonia South - Walk 14 - 20km, 350 metres ascent, 5.5 hours

Monday 15 November 2021 - Morfa Mawddach and the Blue Lake
Snowdonia South - Walk 15 - 14km, 400 metres ascent, 4 hours


Friday 7 May 2021 - Brithdir and Foel Caerynwch
Snowdonia South - Walks 16 and 17 combined - 16km, 550 metres ascent, 5 hours


Friday 27 August 2021 - Dolgoch Falls and Birds' Rock

Snowdonia South - Walk 26 - Birds' Rock - 13km, 500 metres ascent, 4.5 hours
Snowdonia South - Walk 27 - Dolgoch Falls - 2.6km, 120 metres ascent, 50 minutes


Friday 24 September 2021 - Cwm Ratgoed from Corris

Snowdonia South - Walk 28 - 15km, 200 metres ascent, 4 hours

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