When I first arrived in the UK I caught a bus to Oxford, where I was met at the bus station by Felicity and her colleague Ros Burnett with whom we are staying. I had a couple of hours to shower and eat lunch, then we set off in the car towards Cardiff, where Felicity was keynote speaker at a conference.
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We decided we couldn’t visit Wales without seeing a ruined castle, so this morning we took a bus to the village of Dolwyddelan, where there is one built by a local king, Llwelyn the Great in 1210 -1240.
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The weather looked a bit more promising this morning so we decided to go mountaineering. We hadn’t really planned to climb Snowdon, but since it is just up the road we realised it would be silly to waste the opportunity.
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When our host at the Bryn Llewelyn guest house Mick Figg heard that we were keen hikers, he gave us a photocopied map with a suggested route that would take us on a five lake circuit. There are lots of shorter walks around the village, but we are obviously more hard core than your average tourist.
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Tonight we’re in Snowdonia, Wales for a week of hiking. The village we are staying in is very pretty; the Conway river rushes through town just across the road from our hotel, which like most of the buildings is built from the local slate.
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We’ve just returned from a couple of days in Wales, where we stayed with retired British GP Julian Tudor Hart.
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