Snowdon

June 11, 2009

The trip up Snowdon was always a bit on again off again, and as late as yesterday evening we were looking at taking today off, but we got up and decided to go for it, despite walking 19km yesterday! A bit of a late start saw us driving through North Wales past old favourite places, to Rhyd Ddu, on the Beddgelert to Caernarvon Road. At 190 metres, this is one of the lower points to start Snowdon, but is a great route, exposed in places but quite straightforward to navigate. The day started quite pleasant, but got cold and wet half way up. As we approached the top, along a rather scary (for Lynn) ridge, it started to improve a bit.

Rhyd Ddu from Bwlch Main

Rhyd Ddu from Bwlch Main

Crib Goch,Garnedd Ugain and Y Lliwedd from Snowdon summit

Crib Goch,Garnedd Ugain and Y Lliwedd from Snowdon summit

At the top it cleared quite dramatically for 360 degree views and was actually quite warm and pleasant.

Looking back down Bwlch Main, and down the Clogwyn Ddu path

Looking back down Bwlch Main, and down the Clogwyn Ddu path

We walked down the Snowdon Ranger path, which we last walked 30 years ago.

Rhyd Ddu from Snowdon Ranger Path

Rhyd Ddu from Snowdon Ranger Path

As we got near the bottom it started to get colder again, but as it was now getting near 17:00, it was to be expected. The whole walk took about 5 hours, for 14 km and 800 metres climb. The drive back was disappointing, we went to Caernarvon to get fish and chips, but couldn’t find any! So we drove back to Mold and got them there!

Great day’s walking, and now we have done all three national highest peaks!

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2 Responses to “Snowdon”

  1. Nikki Rae Says:

    Hi
    I like this – have you considered entering this into the Visit Wales bloggers competition? Its free to enter you just need to nominate yourself and we send you a nominated badge

  2. daveglover Says:

    The blog covers a bit more than Wales, but some of the best bits are in Wales! Not sure I could afford another trip from NZ to Wales to take the prize even if I won it!


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