Posts Tagged ‘Wales’

Antur Stiniog MTB: New Welsh Trail Centre

Antur Stiniog MTB: New Welsh Trail Centre

In July 2012 a much anticipated Welsh mountain bike trail centre, Antur Stiniog, opened it’s doors. Set in the historical slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog it’s setting is unique to say the least.

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Welsh Sea Kayaking Adventure

Welsh Sea Kayaking Adventure

In June we were lucky enough to stay at a lovely place called fforest in Wales.  It was kind of a working holiday and our aim was to create a series of videos that captured the joy and energy of a perfect fforest holiday. This adventure is all about sea kayaking, exploration, sea cliffs, outdoor cooking, pink sunsets and campfires.

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Howies CYB 2011 film

Howies CYB 2011 film

Here’e the film from our recent little adventure.  Howies Coed-y-brenin Enduro MTB event.  60km or 30km of trail riding over a single lap course.  The route itself was good with a mix of oldskool hike-a-bike and plenty of singletrack sweetness.  Unfortunately you always have to go up to go down so there’s plenty of hill climbing thrown in.  There’s plenty of refreshment options and changing facilities at the Coed-y-brenin centre on the day.  There’s even a hot tub you can book for the end of your ride….impeccably organised and excellent fun.  This is the link to the blog of the event I’ve already written up, it should give you more of an insight…. Howies Enduo blog post

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Howies Coed-y-Brenin Enduro. It went up, then down, then up and up and up....

Howies Coed-y-Brenin Enduro. It went up, then down, then up and up and up….

It all started with this tweet…

Patrick Bird

@teampickle Eeek. I appear to have entered the howies coed-y-brenin 60km enduro! How did that happen. Anyone fancy joining me?

 

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A Tryfan Summit

A Tryfan Summit

I was shocked to find out recently that Paddy had never scrambled to the top of Tryfan in Snowdonia – not that I am exactly familiar with the route, having scaled it only once before as a teenager during a Duke of Ed trip. Anyway we were in Wales for a friends birthday weekend so six of us thought we would give it a go. 

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