Short walks from the diary

Moel Hebog group

A walk I have done many times, on this most recent trip in June 2021 we were lucky with the weather. As we made our way up from Beddgelert the morning cloud thinned and by the time we reached the summit there were extensive views in all directions. We continued over Moel Yr Ogof and Moel Lyfn with fantastic views towards the Natlle ridge, Moel Cynghorion, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), Yr Aran and many others. Progress was slow due to the many photo stops. We returned via Beddgelert Forest, a very satisfying day.


An evening walk over Esgair Garregnawllyn

A linear walk I had wanted to do for some time as Domen Milwyn, a distictive landmark catches the eye from many places. So when the opportunity presented itself…….. The ascent via the Milwyn valley exceed all expectations with great views ahead and behind. At Carregnawllyn could I count nine lakes? Was stuck at eight for a while, but eventually spotted the ninth.


A circular walk from Staveley

One of the loops from the LDWA Spring in Lakeland anytime challenge. The out section was over undulating farmland around Brackenthwaite with fantastic views West towards the fells. Orrest Head provided a splendid viewpoint as did the ascent to the Garburn Pass. Following a descent to Kentmere returned over the East flank of Applethwiate Common. Circa 19 miles. 


Much of my early walking was collecting the summits of England and Wales as per Anne & John Nuttall. There are just a few left to do now, this one had been put off due to its reputation of the last part of the approach being amongst the wettest places in Yorkshire. On arriving in the area I was pleasantly surprised to find there had been little rain in the past month. Conditions underfoot were the driest I have experienced in this part of the country making for an easy walk. The views South being particularly lovely.