Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal

Just outside Ripon in North Yorkshire,UK stand the extensive ruins of an ancient abbey alongside a spectacular water garden.  The Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal UNESCO World Heritage Site is managed by The National Trust.  The Fountains Abbey was founded in 1132 and was home to a Cistercian Order of monks until the Dissolution of… Read More

Horseshoe Ridge Trail December 2023

The Horseshoe Ridge Trail is an amazing hike taking in the four highest peaks in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) – Corn Du (873m), Pen-y-Fan (886m), Cribyn (795m) and Fan-y-Big (719m).  You start in the Taf Fechan car park (grid ref SO038169) and as you follow the trail you are treated to stunning views of the… Read More

CIBSE South Wales Annual Dinner 2023

The South Wales division of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) held their annual dinner at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel in November 2023.  The CIBSE is the professional body that exists to advance and promote the art, science and practice of building services engineering, to invest in education and research, and to support… Read More

Lacock Abbey

Lacock Abbey, in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, was founded in the early 13th century by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order.  It is also where William Henry Fox Talbot captured the world’s first photographic negative, an invention which would change the way we see the world. … Read More

CF Warriors Charity Lunch 2023

The annual Ladies Lunch for the CF Warriors charity took place at the end of September 2023 in the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff.   Hosted by former BBC new presenter Jayne James, the event raised over £12,000 for the charity that supports children diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, which was founded by extreme athlete Josh Llewellyn-Jones… Read More

The Start 2023 Cancer Research Wales

The people who take on the Welsh 3 Peaks are special.  It requires determination and resilience.  And when those same people are taking on the challenge for a charity, it makes them just a little extra special.  Just like the 40+ walkers who stood in the car park of the Village Hotel in Cardiff on… Read More

Yr Wyddfa 2023 Cancer Research Wales

At 3:30am I looked out of my bunk house room and saw pouring rain.  It was the first time it has rained like this in weeks.  My heart sank.  At 5:20am, the excited Cancer Research Wales walkers stood in a damp Pen-y-Pass car park.  Thankfully, the rain had eased.  Under the watchful eye of the… Read More

Cadair Idris 2023 Cancer Research Wales

Cadair Idris was the mountain that most people feared.  However, despite being the most difficult to climb, Cadair Idris is also the most spectacular of the three.  There were some sore legs after climbing Yr Wyddfa, but everyone was nervously excited.  At 1:10pm on the 17th June, with the sun now shining and the temperature… Read More

Pen-y-Fan 2023 Cancer Research Wales

It was 12:20am on Sunday 18th June when we set off on the final stage of the Welsh 3 Peaks for Cancer Research Wales.  Despite the time and the tired legs, morale was high with a buzz of expectation.  The pitch black was only broken with the light from head torches as the group climbed… Read More

Registration 2023

The day before the start of the Tŷ Hafan Welsh 3 Peaks, the teams register in Betws-y-Coed.  The amazing volunteers from GE Aviation Wales check the kit and sign in the teams ready to take on the tri-mountain challenge! Welsh 3 Peaks photo gallery: Registration Yr Wydda (Snowdon) Cadair Idris Pen-y-Fan