The mountains of Wales are a great place to "get away from it all" for a few days, and this book describes the best backpacking routes throughout the principality. A total of 25 two- or three-day walks take you into the most scenic, beautiful and wild parts of Wales, each one with a night or more out among the mountains at wild camp sites, bothies or hostels. The routes cover all the main mountain ranges, from Snowdon, the Glyderau and Carneddau in the north, down to the Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons and Fforest Fawr ranges in the south. The guide also includes the superb ridges of the Arans, Arenigs, Berwyns and Cadair Idris and the bleak moorland vastness of the Cwmdeuddwr hills and Plynlimon. Details of equipment, mountain safety and navigation as well as a bibliography make this a complete guide to backpacking in Wales.
Graham Uney runs Wild Ridge Adventure, a company specialising in walking and scrambling holidays, as well as rock climbing and navigation courses. He also writes for a large number of outdoor and wildlife magazines, as well as working as a professional wildlife and landscape photographer. Apart from indulging in backpacking, hillwalking, rock climbing, winter mountaineering and wildlife watching, he also enjoys sampling real ale (particularly from the Hesket Newmarket Brewery), and single malt whisky (especially that from Islay, and the Welsh Penderyn). He lives in the Northern Fells of the Lake District National Park with his partner Olivia.