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Brad
10-09-2006, 06:11 PM
I spent the weekend in England and Wales and fell in love with the Welsh mountains! The English countryside is rolling bumps in the middle of flat plains. Southern Wales around Caerphilly Castle is hilly.

Caerphilly Castle
http://images17.fotki.com/v349/photos/8/8235/4016067/IMG_9633a-vi.jpg

The Welsh coast is very rugged. Then we cut through Snowdonia National Park and saw the beauty of the Welsh mountains.

An example of the Welsh mountains
http://images18.fotki.com/v17/photos/8/8235/4016067/IMG_9677a-vi.jpg

The complete set of pictures from this weekend are at http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/2006/england

charlieB53
10-22-2006, 06:15 PM
Yes I have to agree,Wales is beautiful.When I was stationed in England I made a few trips there.I got a kick out of seeing a show on television making fun of the Welsh town names.My favorite was "Please Drive Caerphilly"

davidhowland14
10-22-2006, 10:57 PM
Hey, I'm going to England in April. Maybe I'll stop off at a few of these places. Any specific suggestions?

Brad
10-23-2006, 08:45 AM
David,

You might check out my Travels folder at my web site. For the past 5 years in October I have gone to England. The pictures are posted in albums within this folder. The pictures might give you some ideas of places to visit.

http://public.fotki.com/bradbradstreet/travels/

davidhowland14
10-23-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks, great pictures. I'm def. going to try and get to this Caerphilly place and do some hiking in the "Welsh Mountains".

Brad
10-23-2006, 08:25 PM
Thanks, great pictures. I'm def. going to try and get to this Caerphilly place and do some hiking in the "Welsh Mountains".
A great place to check out as a base of operations for hiking is Betws-y-coed. Good trails from there - and plenty of B&B and hostels to stay. There was even one hotel that was AAA rated.

Remember to bring your rain gear as it is supposed to rain every day.

merv
11-06-2006, 03:53 PM
Hey, I'm going to England in April. Maybe I'll stop off at a few of these places. Any specific suggestions?
Hi, I was born in Gloucester, England which is close to the Welsh border; I
spent many summers riding around the Welsh mountains on my motorcycle.
One of my favorite places was Llandrindod Wells, which is almost dead
center of the country high up on the plateau. Lots of hiking, etc. and
off the beaten track; I would advise learning a few Welsh words, you will
make instant friends with the locals; they are trying desperately to keep
their language alive.
Have a great trip.
Merv.

Brad
11-09-2006, 01:37 PM
Thanks to Aaron for the link to Aardvark Maps. I created one of the places in England and Wales my daughter and I have visited. We go each year in October and have now done this for 5 years. Here is the result.

Click for Aardvark Map (http://www.aardvarkmap.net/mapbb/XYIQ4ZUX)