has anyone done John Gillham's route?
Hi guys, I've picked up a copy of John Gillham's Snowdoia to Gower book and tracked down this thread! Hmmm mixed views eh! I was wondering if Chris, or anybody else on here, has given the walk, or an updated version of it, a go since this thread died its death?
Any info would be greatly appreciated, it looks like a good, tough, hidden gem! Feedback greatly appreciated.... Ta!
Well a couple of diaries (not mine) of walking the cambrian way (and some other nice long distance paths) - here.
One thing I would say is that if you are worrying about potentially neglected footpaths in mid/south wales there's a hugely reccomendable alternative loop back up to the N coast from Barmouth.
Basically just follow the hills NE - full length of Cadair, Dovey hills, Arrans, Hirnaunts, Berwyns and then along the Clywdians on Offas dyke back to the north coast. With a tent could take some of the Arenigs in too. Very natural geographically with some really nice scenery etc. Needs a little road/off path walking but certainly nothing impossible.
I remember Barmouth as a wonderful place in blazing sunshine
Thanks Martin, that site looks like a decent read in general, will take a proper look tonight. I'm familiar and comfortable with the top part of the route, although you do recommend a pretty nice walk in it's own right there, some excellent quiet hills. It's the mid Wales stuff rom the book I want to specifically check up on, just to give an idea of how it's changed since the book was published - taking into account Cath's experience it seems it's changed a fair bit! I'm also wondering how much it may have changed since Cath walked tackled it too.
There's nothing like a bit of insight and opinion into the planning stages of what looks like a cracking long distance walk! Thanks again.
Oh and Barmouth could just about be seen through semi open eye lids as the sand was being blown all round the town last time I was there, it is good for chippys though eh!
Hi Davo did you manage to do the route I picked up the book going cheap some years ago and now that I have some time to spare I will do the route next week. The bottom half of the walk looks tricky from a navigational and fighting your way through point of view. will a machete and bolt cutters be req. I am thinking that it will be a good warmer upper for the Alpine pass route in Switzerland.
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