Why I Love North Wales

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Today’s choice of wallpaper is another shot from last year’s summer holiday in North Wales. As I’m writing this, I’m feeling doubly whistful; partly because I’m not yet able to go on walks like this, and partly because it makes me miss my childhood.

As a child growing up in South Yorkshire, my favourite family trips were always days out in the Peak District around Hathersage and Castleton, and after graduating I originally planned to move out into the Peak District within a few years. Life however never works out the way you hope, and with no work up North I was forced to move down to Southern England, where I’ve lived and worked ever since.

Walking in the hills and mountains of North Wales reminds me of the Peak District in a way that South Wales doesn’t. I don’t really know why; maybe it’s that South Wales never feels very remote, with Merthyr, Swansea and Cardiff never far away. I don’t know.

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The Goat Major

At the top-end of the High Street, where the pedestrianisation work has been completed recently.

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Style And Missing Gate

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This week’s wallpaper theme are shots from last summer’s holiday up in beautiful North Wales.

Seldom visited by tourists – who by and large prefer to stay down on the coast – the paths above Harlech and the Glaslyn Estuary offer fantastic views of Snowdonia to the north. The walking up here is not for casual walkers; you need the proper footwear, clothing, and maps to safely enjoy the countryside once you get away from the regular tourist haunts.

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Empire House

Mount Stuart Square, a designated conservation area since 1980, is home to something like 60 listed buildings. Some of these listed buildings are considered landmark buildings; some are not.

One of the ones which is listed is Empire House, designed by Percy Thomas. It was originally built for Evans & Reid Coal Company, one of the exporters who exported coal out through Cardiff Docks. It was built in 1926.

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Dry Stone Wall

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My choice of wallpaper today is another shot from last year’s summer holiday. The lands above Harlech are criss-crossed by walls like this one, snaking off into the distance, dividing up a landscape that most tourists never get to see.

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