A country diarist walks the Vale of Llangollen

William Hazlitt, one of Britain’s finest essayists, discovered the ‘natural mysteries’ of this part of north Wales more than 200 years ago. Henry Eliot follows his lead

North Wales gastro tour: what’s cooking in Cymru?

A culinary trip from Caernarfon to Conwy offers wine, whisky and fine produce a world away from rarebit and laverbread

Top 10 spring walks in the UK

The countryside is about to burst into life with fresh greens, yellows and blues replacing the muted tones of winter.

Off-peak: climbing Snowdonia’s smaller, quieter summits

The problem with climbing famous mountains like Snowdon is sharing them with thousands of others. So our writer finds a smaller Welsh peak that still makes her feel on top of the world.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Weekend warriors: adventure beckons in the Brecon Beacons

With abseiling, ziplining over a river, rafting and hikes, a two-night camping adventure in the south Wales national park proves energy-sapping – and boundless fun

Wales on rails: fine food and great views on the Holyhead to Cardiff

The Gerald of Wales, which runs the length of the country, is a rarity: a train with an onboard chef serving three-course meals and proper morning fry-ups

Build your own tiny house on a short break in Wales

Take one clueless writer keen to join the tiny house movement, add in an eco-friendly course at Machynlleth’s Centre for Alternative technology and the results are … something solid to build on