Tretower Court and Castle

Work has been insanely busy the last few months, so the last thing I wanted to do over the Easter bank holiday weekend was sit in front of a screen. So on Good Friday, I set off on a drive to the Welsh county of Powys to visit a couple of castles: Tretower and Bronllys.... Continue Reading →

Bannau Brycheiniog: Four Falls Trail

Nestled in the heart of waterfall country in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is the Four Falls Trail, an 8.4km circular route that takes in four of the park's most impressive waterfalls. I first became aware of the trail a couple of weeks ago when my brother mentioned how incredible it was, and looking for... Continue Reading →

Carreg Cennen Castle

Of all the many castles I've visited (and let's face it, there've been a few!), the one I have the fondest memories of is Carreg Cennen. Perched atop an enormously tall limestone crag on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in south-west Wales, the castle is an impressive and unforgettable sight. I first remember visiting... Continue Reading →


Keen for a pre-New Year stroll, we headed up to Crickhowell in mid Wales for a spot of shopping, light lunch and brisk walk in the crisp mountain air. Situated on the banks of the River Usk, this attractive market town is surrounded by the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, which makes it a great base from... Continue Reading →

Pen y Fan

I've long driven past Pen y Fan on the A470 and seen the queue of people snaking up the side of the mountain on sunny days, but I'd never attempted the climb myself. I decided it was about time to give it a go. Standing at 886m tall in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Pen... Continue Reading →

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