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Slate Mining in Snowdonia

Even in the mountainous regions of the country it is still common to find traces of industrial heritage. What we think of as wild spaces […]

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Calling out mountain rescue

We’re very lucky in the UK that mountain rescue exists. If you have an accident in the mountains, then there’s a dedicated, professional team of […]

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Summit Snowdon Weekend – Trip report

The view from the Treks Bunkhouse is outstanding. The whole of the Vale of Ffestiniog is laid out before you, from the town and slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog on the right, all the way down through woodland and riverside […]

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Walk Cadair Idris in Snowdonia

If you travel south from Snowdon, beyond the hills of the Moelwyns and the Rhynogs, you reach the town of Dolgellau. Beyond the town, the view […]

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5 reasons to go on a guided walking weekend

1. Discover new places It’s all too easy to think you’ve seen it all, or worry about the investment in time and research needed when planning on going somewhere new by yourself. Being part of a guided group means being […]

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Challenge walks on Snowdon

As the highest mountain in Wales, with its many faces, ridges and trails, Snowdon, or in Welsh Yr Wyddfa, is for many the perfect mountain, […]

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Gear Insights: What’s the point of walking boots anyway?

If your planning to take on a mountain such as Snowdon or Ben Nevis with Large Outdoors this year read on. Its also really important for all of our long distance walks from the Yorkshire Three Peaks to our Hadrian’s Wall Walks. It’s not an uncommon sight […]

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How to waterproof your bag

Whether you’ve been out in light drizzle or a serious downpour you’ll have soon realised that your backpack isn’t waterproof. Though the material is water-resistant […]

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