At last, after five months of writing – about 15,ooo words in all, photographing and sorting out just about 200 images out of thousands, the new book is nearly ready to go off to the publisher, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch.
There are five main chapters covering ancient stone circles, gold and slate mines, old trackways and all things beautiful and awe-inspiring that can be found throughout the Rhinogydd Mountain area of North Wales between Harlech and Barmouth.
I have been exploring this fascinating area for over 10 years and its remoteness and wildness make it a very special place to visit. It is full of ancient remains of human habitation that go back to the Bronze Age.
This high moorland area abounds with lakes and rivers that are pristine and often full of trout.
Many drovers and ancient trackways criss cross this upland area which are still the shortest routes from the west coast of North Wales inland. The drovers used these routes for hundreds of years taking the Welsh Black cattle all the way to the London markets.
There are many of gold, copper and manganese mines and slate quarries throughout the area where once hundreds of men worked.
There will be book signings in various places – watch this space!!