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”
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:
- over Moel Elio and down the ranger path;
- around the base of Moel Elio;
- 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”
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”
Sunday 17 July 14:00ish What a way to spend my wedding anniversary. Dave is thrashing the van down the M6 in a desperate battle to get to Llanberis and avoid being pulled out of the challenge. It feels strangely motivating. … Continue reading UK Three Peaks (2005): Snowdon