My name is Jamie Larkin; I’m a 29 year-old factory worker from Connah’s Quay, Flintshire. Working shifts I get plenty of time to myself and when I’m not studying part-time for a degree in biology, I’m mostly out exploring the mountains of Snowdonia and The Clwydian Range in my native North Wales.
I’ve been amazed by the outdoors since I can remember. For me, no matter how tough life can get, a day on hills can give you the thinking time and the focus to deal with anything.
I started out on local, circular trails, exploring the Wales Coast Path; a national trail which starts in the English city of Chester and ends on the border in the South in the town of Chepstow and spans the whole 882 miles of Welsh coastline in one continuous path. In have almost completed the first of the eight stages and one day, hope to be able to say I have collectively seen the entire Welsh coast by foot. More recently I have progressed to more technical days out, scrambling in Snowdonia on some of the most famous ridges in the UK.
Regardless of the size of the trail or your ambitions; plan a route, check the weather report, pack accordingly and get yourself out there! See what you can find...