On this date, September 22nd in 1934, just a short distance from where I sit writing this article 266 men and boys where killed at Gresford Colliery. An explosion and underground fire devastated the local area, where barely a local family was left unaffected by the event. The Cause still reads “Exact cause not determined” but in a day where ...

Days out have never been so exciting!In North Wales we are proud to have some stunning environments for all types of outdoor sports and adventures, but we are also lucky to have some fantastic businesses that allow people to have a taste of adventure even if they are beginners. We took a look on Tridpadvisor to see who they have ...

Great Orme Mines is the largest prehistoric copper mine discovered anywhere in the world.  A visit provides both a thought provoking and educational experience which can be enjoyed by children and adults of all ages. In the Visitor Centre you can view some of the finds discovered in the mines and locality, then watch a film about what makes this ...

I grew up in a small village in North Wales. Brymbo.Famed for its steel works which closed in the nineties, an industry that, along with mining, sustained much of the workforce in the area. So it’s always great to hear about anything good that is taking place in and around the village.Brymbo MX track is exactly that. I grew up ...

A morning walk around Cefn Country park , taking in the Cefn Viaduct.Cefn Viaduct was built in 1845/46  It measures one thousand five hundred and eight feet in length, and stands one hundred and forty-seven feet above the level of the river. The structure is supported by nineteen arches with sixty foot spans. In 1845 rival schemes were put forward ...

Snowdonia Walking and Climbing is run by Richard ‘Rusty’ Bale, a fully qualified¬†Mountaineering Instructor (WMCI),¬†qualified to instruct all aspects of mountaineering and a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors (AMI). He started mountaineering in Scotland with the RAF Mountain Rescue Service over 20 years ago and since then he has walked and climbed throughout the UK and abroad. ...

As lockdown restrictions continue to be eased in Wales, many are asking what they can – and cannot do – under the latest rules and guidance here is some guidance put out by the BBC on Welsh lockdown and the easing being introduced. Beer gardens reopened last Monday – along with hairdressers and barbers, for the first time since social-distancing ...

North Wales Tourism Attraction of the Year, Llechwedd, opened its doors to the public for the first time in over three months on July 6th to show off their social distancing measures and explain the areas that will reopen as we head deeper into the easing of lockdown. Members of the Blaenau community, from local and regional authorities were invited ...

As Welsh Government eases restrictions and makes announcements to re-open Welsh Tourism, businesses across North Wales prepare for a safe return to Business. Wrexham, often seen as the capital of North Wales and a gateway for Cheshire and the North West of England, has evolved to meet the challenges set by Covid restrictions. Wrexham certainly hasn’t stood still since the ...

Watching people in England herd to beaches over the bank holiday weekend was enough to strike anger and worry into anyone.Wales is still closed and although it looks as though rules will be eased in the coming couple of weeks I can’t help but think the foolishness of many people will lead to another spike in the coming weeks. Please ...