* Author Mike Stevens will sign copies of his new
book at Courtyard Books on
Following his successful walkers’ guide to The Pilgrims' Way Mike Stevens has just completed a 235-mile round trip of all the castles in North Wales, from Chirk to Caernarfon, once again on foot.
For the resulting book, The North Wales Castles Trail, has has pioneered footpaths and rights of way to all the major castles that lie in ruins and some sites where castles used to stand.
In Denbighshire Mike has tramped from Chirk to Llangollen and on to Caergwrle, before taking in Bailey Hill in Mold on the way to Ruthin, Denbigh and Rhuddlan.
Next he went via Conwy and Beaumaris to the high mountain castles of Dolbadarn at the foot of Snowdon and Dolwyddelan in the valley beyond.
The veteran walker pushed on to the remote Roman castle ruins above Trawsfynydd before ending his trek via Harlech and Criccieth.
* His book is published by Kittiwake, 2018.