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A hike around Craig Y Pistyll

A hike around Craig Y Pistyll

 

I did not post much on my website the past months. The reason is I just moved to Wales, and this took more attention than anticipated (I did foresee it would take more time than anticipated, though). I now live close to Aberystwyth and this is a gorgeous area for cycling and hiking! The first hike I did took me around Craig Y Pistyll and can be reached from Bont Goch.

I planned this route like I always plan my routes; by using Basecamp mapping software. I found this technique not quite perfect for planning hikes and decided to plan my hikes with Ordnance Survey maps (you know, the paper ones), in the future. This way, I am better able to determine if the paths I follow are open to public.

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Llyn Graigpistyll

Craig Y Pistyll

The route

The route

The route I planned in advance turned out to be overly ambitious. It was March when I started, so basically still winter. The days were a bit short and cold. Combined with the lack of training that caused for a rather painful double knee injury. The injury forced me to skip the hilly route through the south of Serbia and Bulgaria, I opted for the flat Danube river route instead.

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