What it’s like to walk right around Wales: tips and tales from the trail with seasoned hiker Michelle Gollins

Few people can say they have walked the entire way around a country. Wales might have become the world’s first nation to have a footpath all along its borders with the completion of the Wales Coast Path (WCP) in 2012, therefore making the challenge more possible. But actually doing the hike, 870 miles on the WCP, another 177 miles on the Offa’s Dyke Path (ODP) … Continue reading What it’s like to walk right around Wales: tips and tales from the trail with seasoned hiker Michelle Gollins

How to climb crowd-free up Cadair Idris (Penygadair): a hardcore alternative for hikers

Distance: 27km (one-way). The highest summit in southern Snowdonia, Cadair Idris (also known as Penygadair) is no secret. We wish it was, but it isn’t. Looming large above the twin lakes nestled breathtakingly beneath its crags, with staggering views of the Llŷn Peninsula and with two well-trodden trails snaking up to the top from the trailheads of Ty-nant (north side) and Minffordd (south), this is … Continue reading How to climb crowd-free up Cadair Idris (Penygadair): a hardcore alternative for hikers

Plas Bodegroes: the culinary star of the Llŷn Peninsula

Reclining in delicious seclusion on Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula, Plas Bodegroes is a restaurant with serious cachet. Here the menu does culinary cartwheels through outstanding regional ingredients, pulling off dishes with precision, panache and an artistic eye. Each and every mouthful is a joy. Why we love it… The Llŷn Peninsula is where Wales slings its northern hook into the thrashing Irish Sea. Unless you happen … Continue reading Plas Bodegroes: the culinary star of the Llŷn Peninsula

Plas Bodegroes Restaurant with Rooms: to the Georgian manor born

On Wales’ Llŷn Peninsula, this Georgian manor could just well be the country escape of your wildest dreams, with its beautiful grounds, heartfelt welcome and outstanding local food.  Why we love it… How we wish our garden looked like this! Owner Chris Chown has a passion for all things botanical and it shows at Plas Bodegroes. When we stay at this restaurant with rooms in … Continue reading Plas Bodegroes Restaurant with Rooms: to the Georgian manor born