World Tourism Day 2020

In 2019 the theme for World Tourism Day 2020 was set. With much of the world experiencing some level of travel restriction due to Covid-19, celebrating World Tourism Day in 2020 appears perverse. But the theme that was set, “Tourism and Rural Development”, now seems far-sighted with its remit of celebrating the ways tourism outside the…

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Mountain walking. Why don’t the authorities make it easier?

Complaints by some holiday makers beggar belief I live in North Wales within the Snowdonia National Park named after Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales with an elevation of 3560 feet / 1,085 metres above sea level.To get to the top is definitely not a stroll in the park.No-one has said it was. And…

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Travels on the Ffestiniog Railway

A week into Autumn and we still hadn’t travelled on the Ffestiniog Railway. That really had to be rectified while the weather still held. So today was to be the day. And what a day it turned out. Warm, sunny, and still. Perfect. The train heads off from Porthmadog Station, a 30 minute drive from…

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