Welcome to the Peaks and Pints Newsletter

I started my blog at the beginning of 2017 and loosely speaking Peaks covers anything to do with the outdoors from places of outstanding beauty, to historic buildings and also to walks.  Pints is the more social side of North Wales covering anything from places to eat, drink and listen to music and then there is Life which is sort of what it says and contains just anything else which has interested me, made an impression on me or benefited me.

If somewhere isn't on my site it either means I don't like it or haven't been there. I'm not a critic of food, travel or music my blog is just a site to tell you about the places I have been to and liked and hope that you might as well.

As we approach the end of the year I have started a  newsletter and in this edition I am looking back and featuring some of the posts that appeared under Peaks.

Look out for future editions that look back at Pints and Life and in 2018 it will become a quarterly newsletter.

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Discovering the Carneddau!

Discovering the Carneddau!

If you had asked me a year ago if I enjoyed walking then I would have said 'Yes......as long as it's not raining!' Of course in North Wales you really don't know what the weather will be like, it can start sunny and then it will rain and sometimes you can experience all four seasons in one day as happened …

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Conwy has a mountain and the views are amazing!

Conwy has a mountain and the views are amazing!

Llandudno viewed from the summit of Conwy Mountain. In the distance both the Grand Hotel and Llandudno pier are visible Until I moved to North Wales I didn't have easy access to mountains but now I am spoilt for choice, although I am still not sure what classifies as a mountain although a number of sources state that it must …

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The Island of Love

The Island of Love

If you said to most people in the UK that you were off to the Island of Love then they would probably think you were off to a Greek Island or somewhere in the Mediterranean. Very few would think of Llanddwyn Island on Angelesey and I would probably never have found it but for someone telling me about it and …

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A stroll up a shapely hill....or Moel Siabod to use it's correct name!

A stroll up a shapely hill....or Moel Siabod to use it's correct name!

If you only get to walk at weekends, want to avoid the crowds that gravitate towards Snowdon and discover what else Snowdonia has to offer then without doubt a good place to start is the mountain of Moel Siabod, located on the edge of Capel Curig, although rather ironically its English translation is  'shapely hill' and is of a size that it can be seen …

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North Wales Nature Reserves.......do you know how many there are?

North Wales Nature Reserves.......do you know how many there are?

The beach adjacent to The Spinnies Nature reserve After over 12 months in North Wales I am just scraping at the surface of things to discover and among other things I have been amazed at is how many Nature Reserves there are and if you don't know the area where you live that well, then they are a good place …

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A whistlestop tour........

A whistlestop tour........

I will soon have been living in North Wales for a year and although I have been to many places I know I have just scraped the surface of places to visit and I have come to realise that discovering North Wales needs to be viewed as more of a marathon than a 100 metre dash. Not surprisingly I have …

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