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Hooked on maps! A nostalgic look back at Ordnance Survey's (OS) one-inch Sheet 116 Dolgellau.

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Okay, I have to admit it. I am totally obsessed by many kinds of landscape. Initially the obsession was limited to a quite specific kind of country, wild and rocky places with a hint of human settlement, for me epitomised in the hugely complex contours of parts of southern Snowdonia in Wales. There was for a time nowhere on earth more captivating, more sublime in the imagination than those hills that rise up behind Harlech's fine castle overlooking Tremadoc Bay's golden strand. Not that the Rhinogs, as these modest mountains are called, are especially grand or high. They break no records. But in their details... in those little outcrops and dells, in their moss choked lakes and fragments of old forest, in the rocky ramparts, the Rhinog Mountains captured the magic of the Mabinogion.

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and Susanne Kries manage hidden europe, a Berlin-based editorial bureau that supplies text and images to media across Europe. Together they edit hidden europe magazine. Nicky and Susanne are dedicated slow travellers. They delight in discovering the exotic in the everyday.

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