Writing tagged: ‘Wales’

  • End of a streak

    End of a streak

    My 32-year streak climbing the same hill in North Wales on Christmas Eve has come to an end. 😕

  • 24 December 2019

    24 December 2019

    My 32nd consecutive Christmas Eve ascent of Moel Famau in North Wales.

  • 24 December 2018

    24 December 2018

    My 31st consecutive Christmas Eve ascent of Moel Famau.

  • 31 October 2018

    31 October 2018

    Watching terns.

  • The Welsh side

    The Welsh side

    In all my years visiting the Dee Marshes, I had never looked across them from the Welsh side.

  • An irrelevance in the landscape

    An irrelevance in the landscape

    On the realisation that the natural world gets on perfectly well without us.

  • Seabird jizz

    Seabird jizz

    When you see a bird often enough, its jizz begins to rub off on you—if you’ll pardon the expression.

  • Invertigo


    I’ve never seen stars remotely approaching those in Anglesey. There are so damn many of them. Thousand upon thousand. Too many to count.

  • Back-endish


    How a mere week can make a big difference in the natural world.

  • Anglesey


    About my—and my mum’s—childhood holidays on the Welsh island of Anglesey.