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  1. gembo
    Member

    Just phoned cycle shop in Dolgellau. They don't hire road bikes and the other shop in Tywyn is permanently closed. Mrs G declines to let me strap a bike on back of motor. So looks like will be hill walking only next week for hols. It is scorching down there today and tomorrow but alas not so nice after that.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  2. amir
    Member

    Enjoy it. It will be beautiful whatever. Walking is great. Where are you based? There's plenty of good places for MTBs if you hire one

    Posted 5 months ago #
  3. gembo
    Member

    Looks great, Abergynolwyn. The bike shop at Dolgellau I think is MTB. I am not so keen on mtb to be honest. But I do like walking in the mountains.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  4. amir
    Member

    Great place. The Dysynni Valley just over the wee pass is a beaut. Bird Rock and Castell y Bere

    Posted 5 months ago #
  5. crowriver
    Member

    Hill walking in Wales: heaven! Make sure you pack waterproofs though.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. gembo
    Member

    Forecast OK, was there before and only rained 50 per cent of the time. Round a mountain range from Barmouth that has the train and bike only bridge. I saw on coast but not sure still open to bikes.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. SRD
    Moderator

    consider yourself warned:

    peterwalker99: If you're on a walking holiday in Wales & you see someone who looks like Theresa May, it is her. She's having easter break there, we're told

    Posted 5 months ago #
  8. Arellcat
    Moderator

    In summer 2015 I spent a few days cycling from Chester to Snowdonia to Bangor.

    I had glorious sunshine the first day, rain the second day, rain and gales the third day, rain and gales the fourth day, and sunny the fifth day (when I was back in Chester with a wet tent and damp everything else).

    Posted 5 months ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    Still not rained, had stupid run down to next village for breakfast provisions. No actual pavements. Bit local lorry drivers friendly. Only seen a couple of roadies and four or five hybrids. Unlike Lang Whang Sunday morning which was teeming. Had great walk in the dysyni valley today including church where Mary Jones' parents buried. They have made a quilt replica of the dysyni valley. Mary Jones walked from there barefoot in 1800 to Bala, 26 miles away to buy a bible in Welsh. I am sure that was a good use of her time.

    No Theresa May but lot of jet fighters very low on cadair idris range.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  10. Arellcat
    Moderator

    The Whang yesterday morning was sunny but very windy. I was on the motorbike and not enjoying it very much.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  11. crowriver
    Member

    "I had glorious sunshine the first day, rain the second day, rain and gales the third day, rain and gales the fourth day, and sunny the fifth day"

    Sounds a bit like Scotland then.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  12. gembo
    Member

    It is Same as Scotland (all conifer plantations and brooding mountains)though the sweet shop owner is a big brexit fan. I have found this in sweetie shops of England and now Wales. My M.O. On holiday is to jog round the area doing a recce and then find the nearest sweet shop.

    Still no rain

    Red kites, big white ducks, wee wren or maybe so small a goldcrest BT I think wren. Crows flying just above the car as we went down the valley, crows mobbing buzzard and a lamb being born as we drove by,

    Lambs everywhere

    Tornado jets also having fun

    Castelli clad fellow on a Basso glided past me on my morning run

    Walked through ancient oak forest called coed cedris

    Posted 5 months ago #
  13. gembo
    Member

    Still no real rain, not like Welsh rain. In fact sunny.

    Just been up at the Abergynolwyn community centre having a coffee and looking at old photos. There is an old fellow delivering milk by bicycle with a tubular steel side car for the milk urn and sheep dog.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  14. gembo
    Member

    Lovely old longstaff being pedalled up the hill towards the bike bridge across the Estuary at barmouth

    Posted 5 months ago #
  15. bax
    Member

    never play darts in a welsh boozer

    thats all i'm saying on the matter

    Posted 5 months ago #
  16. gembo
    Member

    Lot iof dart boards, lot of caravans, lot of lambs. Bogs in pub tonight closed had to use the public one up the road. Which had a sign directing people to the pub to use their loos until spring time

    Posted 5 months ago #
  17. amir
    Member

    Lovely ride today from Barmouth up to the head of the Dysynni Valley then over to the Talylyn Valley and pop back via the gorgeous Abertrinant pass.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  18. gembo
    Member

    @amir, lovely route

    Posted 3 months ago #

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