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Wales is one of the most mountainous countries of Europe, although the highest peak is Snowdon at just 1085m. Consequently there is a lot of scope for enjoyable hiking.

We don't have any original walking stories from Wales yet, but here is a link to an excellent article from the Guardian of 29 January 2005 by Alf Alderson. He descibes the landscape during a walk in the Black Mountains:

“The relatively gentle climb up to the broad horseshoe ridge takes you over dusty red sandstone. Slabs of rock have been piled into small semicircular walls to provide shelter from the wind whipping in from the west… You can see the human touch everywhere once you get up on to the heights, but the overall view is classic Wales: whaleback peaks and ridges of russet moorland plunging down to sheep-speckled green fields.”