Snowdonia 2011 – Day 2

The Hebogs

Despite being up just after 7, I still only made it to the bus stop right outside the hostel in time for 9:05. Minutes later I was in Beddgelert dropping off my big rucksack at the B&B.

I strolled through the village and onto the bridleway alongside the Welsh Highland Railway, crossing the railway twice as it snaked uphill. Reaching a farm where the bridleway took a sharp right I struck off left towards the north east ridge of Moel Hebog (Bare Hill of the Falcon), climbing up a hillside covered in Continue reading “Snowdonia 2011 – Day 2”

Snowdonia 2011 – Day 1

Llanberis to YHA Snowdon Ranger

I was greeted in Bangor by grey skies and a few spots of rain. The bus turned up late and took nearly an hour to wend its way to Llanberis. After a quick lunch, I headed up the road to the youth hostel, although I still hadn’t chosen my route from the 3 possibles I’d looked at:

  1. over Moel Elio and down the ranger path;
  2. around the base of Moel Elio;
  3. the direct route up Maesgwm to the bwlch and down the ranger path.


As I gained height on the steep road the rain got harder and the wind stronger and I reluctantly Continue reading “Snowdonia 2011 – Day 1”

Snowdonia 2011 – Planning

In a mad rush just before I disappeared to the North York Moors, I managed to make travel and accommodation arrangements for a week-long trip to Snowdonia taking place in early May. Now all I’ve got to do is work out what walks to do.

After my recent 10 day Cumbria Way trek, I fancied a change this time and specifically to base myself in one place and just do day walks – no heavy pack and the flexibility to adapt my walk programme as I go. Oh, and also, not having to sleep on a Continue reading “Snowdonia 2011 – Planning”