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About David Howells

An ex Falklands, Rhodesia veteran, police firearms officer, sniper, karate 1st dan, teacher, runner, canoeist, kayaker, hiker, climber, triathlete and avid traveller.

I have been retired since 2010. Since that time I have been a freelance outdoor professional. I have dedicated my free time to travel and mountain trips in the UK and all over the world.
My main mountain objectives are to:
A. Hike all the Marilyns, Nuttalls, Wainwrights and Munros in the UK & Ireland.
B. Hike/Climb 101 World Country/UN High points.
C. Hike/Climb 101 4,000m peaks.
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Distance travelled

6,170 mi

Time in motion

3262:57 h

Recent Activity
  1. David Howells went for a hike.

    about 21 hours ago

    Swanbourne Lake – Arundel Castle loop from Arundel

    4.93 mi
    2.6 mph
    225 ft
    225 ft
    JavierCR 🇪🇸, Christine, and 6 others like this.
    1. David Howells

      A beautiful hike around super beautiful Arundel castle taking in the surrounding lake and river views in a glorious English countryside setting. Arundel castle is a place of historic importance and superb architecture and looked magnificent on this sunny Autumn day.


      Parking: Ample start point car park

      about 12 hours ago
  2. David Howells went for a hike.

    2 days ago

    Felice Giordano, Christine, and 11 others like this.
    1. This was a beautiful hike down the Cuckmere valley from scenic Alfriston. Down on the left bank of the Cuckmere river to the beautiful village of LIttlington, onwards to the causeway and back up on the left bank past the White Horse to Alfriston. All in all 14 kilometres of heavenly English countryside

      2 days ago
  3. David Howells went for a hike.

    3 days ago

    Christine, Ian Baines, and 11 others like this.
    1. A great hike in Mid Sussex starting from Balcombe with an ample start point car park outside a community centre. The route has good paths that take you through the woods around a nice reservoir and then a visit to an ultra cool viaduct. There is even a half way tea and cake stop at the far end of the

      3 days ago
  4. David Howells and Andy Stephens planned a hike.

    September 26, 2023

  5. David Howells went for a hike.

    September 16, 2023

    6.82 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,475 ft
    Felice Giordano, Pat, and 18 others like this.
    1. A wet drizzly day doing a great local peak but unfortunately not that much of a view. A great day out in great company though.

      September 16, 2023
  6. David Howells went for a hike.

    September 13, 2023

    13.1 mi
    2.6 mph
    2,650 ft
    2,500 ft
    JavierCR 🇪🇸, Pat, and 14 others like this.
    1. A beautiful hike on a perfect weather day in great company on one of my favourite local routes. The Llangorse loop starting from Llangorse lake then taking in Mynydd Troed, Mynydd Llangorse and yr Allt via Bwlch village in one big loop. A super good day...lets have some more!

      September 13, 2023
  7. David Howells went for a hike.

    September 12, 2023

    6.43 mi
    2.9 mph
    25 ft
    50 ft
    Fant(h)omas, Felice Giordano, and 17 others like this.
    1. A nice leg stretch on home turf on the Brecon canal.

      September 12, 2023
  8. David Howells went for a hike.

    September 6, 2023

    3.92 mi
    2.9 mph
    625 ft
    625 ft
    Christine, Tim Hardman, and 14 others like this.
    1. A nice evening amble through town and up to one of the best viewing spots in our national park at Pen Y Crug on the outskirts of Brecon. This beautiful trig pointed summit complete with hill fort is somewhat of a precious local scenic jewel for a good reason ❤️.

      September 12, 2023
  9. David Howells went for a hike.

    September 3, 2023

    6.87 mi
    2.2 mph
    1,800 ft
    2,075 ft
    JavierCR 🇪🇸, KatrinaG, and 24 others like this.
    1. Great day out doing the classic Cwm Gwdi route on a picture perfect day ❤️.

      September 3, 2023
  10. David Howells went for a hike.

    August 16, 2023

    4.22 mi
    3.1 mph
    175 ft
    150 ft
    Peter, Christine, and 17 others like this.
    1. An afternoon walk around my beautiful home town of Brecon.

      August 17, 2023
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