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Offline SteveH

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« Reply #2280 on: January 07, 2022, 10:03:47 AM »
Snowdonia hillwalker's YouTube video branded 'irresponsible' for 'minimising risks' to hikers

Many of the videos made by Grace Kelly highlight the spectacular mountain scenery of the region - but they also show her in a distressed state when she gets lost and loses her phone.

The concern follows several mountain rescue teams in Snowdonia reporting record numbers of call outs last year as the coronavirus pandemic led to more people visiting the region.

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« Reply #2281 on: January 08, 2022, 10:01:12 AM »
A mountain rescue team has endured its busiest year ever, receiving more call-outs than anywhere else in the UK.

Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team received more than 250 calls in 2021 after visitors flocked to Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

It is thought tourism increased after Covid restricted holidays abroad.

But, as the weather turns colder, the team has told visitors: "Don't go if you're not prepared, don't go if you're not experienced and don't go if you don't know what you're doing."

Rescue team chairman Barry Davies said: "People just need to be cautious if they venture, don't go if you're not prepared, don't know what you're doing or inexperienced.

"Stay low, it's still nice at the bottom and the weather can change quickly."

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« Reply #2282 on: January 08, 2022, 10:19:24 AM »

But, as the weather turns colder, the team has told visitors: "Don't go if you're not prepared, don't go if you're not experienced and don't go if you don't know what you're doing."

Rescue team chairman Barry Davies said: "People just need to be cautious if they venture, don't go if you're not prepared, don't know what you're doing or inexperienced.

"Stay low, it's still nice at the bottom and the weather can change quickly."

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The MRT  may as well talk to the wall with some people.    As soon as we have a snowfall the ill prepared will be walking up Snowdon and calling out the Rescue Services
When we regularly went up in the mountains in Winter we made a point of coming down by 2,00 pm as it started to freeze up there on the tops and it's no place to be in bad weather

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« Reply #2283 on: January 08, 2022, 10:32:15 AM »
I'm guessing there's a sub-set of people who lack awareness to a dangerous degree. It's almost certainly the same people who refuse to get vaccinated, or who call 999 for–at best–highly specious reasons.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.  ― Michel de Montaigne

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« Reply #2284 on: January 10, 2022, 11:24:19 AM »
Tellytubby sent me these photos of a walk we did in Cwm Eigiau 6 years ago.    The valley is quite hostile in Winter but we kept clear of the snowy mountains as it wasn't safe for us to venture up there.
It's a nice walk in the Summer months and we, including Rhuddlan and old Uncle Albert enjoyed a long walk in that valley some time ago

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« Reply #2285 on: January 11, 2022, 09:51:11 AM »
One key route to the summit of Snowdon for some visitors won't be available this year.
Britain's only rack-and-pinion railway, which travels to the summit of Wales' highest peak, will run only part way up the mountain this summer.

The Covid-19 pandemic has prevented Snowdon Mountain Railway engineers from carrying out essential maintenance work on the upper part of the track.

Railway officials said because the trains will only run to Clogwyn station Hafod Eryri will not be open again this summer.

In a statement posted online the Snowdon Mountain Railway said: "The Snowdon Mountain will only run to Clogwyn station, about three quarters of the way up the mountain during the 2022 season.

"The summit building, Hafod Eryri, which was closed last year, will remain shut.

"With much of the staff furloughed the Snowdon Mountain Railway was unable to complete essential winter maintenance work on the upper part of the track preventing the line from being used by passenger trains or by service trains to transport staff and supplies to the summit.

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« Reply #2286 on: January 15, 2022, 03:29:10 PM »
Anglesey coast path part 1. South Stack to Holyhead.

Inspired by Kate Humble's programme describing her Holy Island walk and a sunny forecast for a few days we booked a last minute holiday cottage close to South Stack on Anglesey.
The first day we walked from the cottage past South Stack, North Stack and had a good look around the Breakwater Country park. Action man couldn't resist also going to the summit of Holyhead mountain but I kept to the coast path. it was quite steep and rocky in parts.
The second day we walked from the cottage in the other direction passing The Range, an open moorland which was a bit boggy. There was some helicopter training going on up there so I managed to get some photos of a stationary mid air helicopter.
 We passed by Porth Dafarch on  the way and were surprised to see several huge newly renovated houses with the blinds down, likely deserted second homes in amazing locations on the coast.
As soon as we arrived at our destination Trearddur bay we were lucky to come across Ocean's Edge restaurant where we had a delicious late lunch with a super sea view. The service was excellent and they even sorted out a taxi for us to go back to our cottage.

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« Reply #2287 on: January 15, 2022, 03:32:41 PM »
Day 2. South Stack to Trearddur Bay.

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« Reply #2288 on: January 16, 2022, 10:31:45 AM »
That's a lovely walk to do and you were lucky with the weather too. Did you go to the prehistoric hut circles    AKA   "Irishmens Huts" that are just past Ellin's Tower?    They are always worth a short detour when you are in that area.
That spooky house in Trearddur Bay still looks the same and was the setting for some drama series years ago but I can't remember the name of the series.

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« Reply #2289 on: January 16, 2022, 12:45:41 PM »
We saw the hut circles but didn't do the detour. Our cottage was a short walk before the car park for Ellin's tower.

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« Reply #2290 on: January 19, 2022, 10:11:58 AM »
Is this really going to help ?

Motorists arriving at a busy Snowdonia car park will find new barriers and number plate cameras if a planning application is approved.

Any driver who arrives at the Pen y Pass car park - which lies at the foot of Snowdon - without a booking will be unable to access the area and will have to find somewhere else to park.

The Snowdonia National Park Authority planning committee are being recommended to approve a scheme to install barriers and automatic number plate recognition cameras.

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2291 on: January 21, 2022, 10:01:22 AM »
Stunning walking trails in North Wales that you might not know about
Here we list seven of the most stunning walking trails across North Wales that you might not of heard of

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« Reply #2292 on: January 21, 2022, 11:19:14 AM »
Thanks Steve,  I'll enjoy reading up about the walks we haven't done yet       $good$

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« Reply #2293 on: January 23, 2022, 10:01:22 AM »
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»« Reply #1858 on: August 10, 2017, 03:48:13 PM

I thought I remembered a travelogue from Hugo, when I read this article, a quick search confirmed I was right, check out Reply #1858 on: August 10, 2017, 03:48:13 PM

The 140-year-old Snowdonia tunnel that was transformed after lying abandoned for over 50 years
The 297-yard tunnel was built in the late 1800s as part of a line from Bethesda to Bangor which was closed in 1963

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Re: Walking
« Reply #2294 on: January 23, 2022, 12:56:47 PM »
Yes that's the same tunnel Steve where that druggie took a haymaker at me but thankfully he missed.       It's an excellent walk along the disused railway track from Bethesda to Port Penrhyn.
If anyone wants to go on the walk it's a two car job and I'd suggest that they start the walk n Bethesda as it's downhill all the way