Hiking in six weeks

Snowdonia, from Google Maps

I just got confirmation that I will be hiking for four days in Snowdonia at the end of this term: between the 9th and 12th of March. This was one of the two possibilities mentioned earlier.

In Trinity Term, once all this thesis nonsense is done with, I will take another shot at getting a place in the Lake District trip. People tell me it’s essential.

Author: Milan

In the spring of 2005, I graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in International Relations and a general focus in the area of environmental politics. In the fall of 2005, I began reading for an M.Phil in IR at Wadham College, Oxford. Outside school, I am very interested in photography, writing, and the outdoors. I am writing this blog to keep in touch with friends and family around the world, provide a more personal view of graduate student life in Oxford, and pass on some lessons I've learned here.

9 thoughts on “Hiking in six weeks”

  1. I will definitely bring my A510, as I did in Scotland.

    Quite possibly, I will also lug along the Elan 7N. I still have two rolls of T-max 400 from the Turkey trip.

  2. I am so glad that you will get this experience and adventure. I hope it will be as challenging as the past one was.

  3. ‘Snowdonia’ is an unusual place name. Do you know anything about the origin?

  4. “The English name for the area derives from Snowdon, which is the highest mountain in Wales at 1085 metres (3,560 feet). In Welsh, the area is named Eryri. It is a common assumption that this is derived from eryr (“eagle”), but in fact it means quite simply Highlands, as leading Welsh scholar Sir Ifor Williams proved.”

    From the Wikipedia entry linked in the original post.

  5. Both are beautiful areas. I’d never been to the Lake District before this Christmas but thoroughly recommend it.
    Although you should bear in mind both are about 5 hours away from Oxford by car (taking the toll road around Birmingham for a swifter journey in the case of the Lake District).

  6. Antonia,

    The Walking Club handles all the transport – one of the reasons for which they are so excellent.

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