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About Harry Drysdale Wood

Harry is a freelance magazine editor. In his spare time he enjoys walking in Snowdonia and also volunteers as a body for North Wales SARDA.
Windermere from Gummer’s How by Kendal

We stayed at KENDAL HOSTEL, which was perfectly positioned in the centre of town for all of our needs, not least a pre-dinner pint at any pub that took our fancy. It’s amazing what surprises are in hidden in the fabric of a town’s history, and Kendal is no different.

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Kendal: the historic gateway to the lakes

Conwy Valley

The Conwy Valley stretches from the heart of Snowdonia out to Wales north west coast and is an ecologically precious area rich in ancient history. Most people head here to enjoy the spectacular walking in the national park, yet there is so much more to this pocket of North Wales than simply Snowdonia.

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Conwy valley countryside

24 hours in Llandudno

To say there is more to Llandudno than meets the eye is an understatement. Yes its classic Victorian seafront is among the finest examples of period coastal architecture in the UK, and the pier offers a fun stroll out to sea, providing fabulous views of the town with the mountains dominating the horizon. But for history and nature lovers Llandudno offers a veritable gold, or should I say, Bronze Age copper mine.

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Llandudno West Shore