I've had my car broken into a couple of times and my van once. Never had them driven away but I know of people who have lost motorbikes and cars and boats... It's a dangerous world out there if you're a shiny vehicle...
So we are giving ourselves an award. It’s Tourism For Wales Award and the category is ‘Most LIKED Tourism Business In Wales’ and we’ll have that for 2016, for 2017, for 2018, for 2019 and again for 2020. Thank you 🙂
OMG! It was a winter wonderland! Well, not quite, as no snow, but the ice was thick on the ground and the skies were as blue as they could be!
A couple of years back Andy delivered a series of walks across the Brecon Beacons National Park and they were a great success, taking in, one range or ridge or peak at a time, all of the hills over 2000ft.
This company let us down badly and then we assume complained to Trip Advisor when we gave them a one star review and because we are a business Trip Advisor took the review down for fear that Wales Outdoors, a walking business, is a competitor of Cardiff Sea Safaris, a boat hire company. So, we thought we’d blog the details instead.
Andy’s first walk of 2020 was a very successful wander around the wonderful Kenfig Pool Nature Reserve. Billed as a castle, a well, a beach and a pool this walk has much to offer in the way of interest.
And on the first Sunday of the New Year the walking baton was handed to Graham and he led a very enjoyable wander over the amazing small mountain called Cribarth at the the top end of the Swansea Valley.
Our very first walk of 2020 was led by Melitsa and was her New Year new Me Wye Valley Walk. This very popular walk starts near Goodrich and takes in the highlights of the area, King Arthur’s Cave, Symonds Yat, Biblin’s Wibbly Wobbly Bridge…
Andy and Kate spent New Years in Hitlers favourite place, Berchesgaden. It’s in the Bavarian Alps and is stunning! The walking is great, the mountains are gorgeous and no one does the festive season better than the Germans with outdoor markets and a good likelyhood of crisp snow.
Like the other monster business’ that dominate our lives, google, it is plain to see, has no care for or empathy with their clients. And their clients are us. Once we truly understand that the likes of fb and google and twitter are cash making machines then we are able to step back a little and wonder at the power that these entities wield.
Andrew got in touch to share his recent blog post highlighting his personal choice of ‘best photos’ from his trips to Wales in 2019.
Mali was adopted back in late November and is settling in well, learning our routines, creating new routines all of her own and being there to provide unconditional love and a very good excuse to take lots of exercise… man is she better behaved after having had a walk 🙂
I have a beef with the National Trust. Several in fact. And so I never pay for parking at their locations and I am not a member, and I never will be. I don’t think, but don’t quote me on it, that their charging is enforceable and to date I have not received a parking fine notification.
From £55 a year you can have an insurance policy that will cover you for walking and a range of activities in the UK. We recommend that you take out one of these.
Well, we asked for adventure writing and this is certainly it! One of our members, Ali Mahoney, decided, with little experience, to cycle from Pontypridd to Chamonix. We recommend getting hold of a copy of our very own ‘Cheryl Strayed’s’ self published book ‘Two wheels to Chamonix – 767 miles of blood sweat and gears’
While Andy was away in Germany’s Bavarian Alps – photos to follow – David picked up the baton and ran with our seasonal, midway between Christmas and New Years, Eight Waterfalls Walk, something we’ve delivered now for a fair few years. David had in support his brother, Steve and our regular assistant for the waterfalls Isobel.