Snowdonia 8-15 October 2011 – a week of low cloud (1)

So, off to Wales (via an overnight stay in Chester) to see if I could add some Welsh “furths”.

We rented a wee terraced house, Siop Fach, in  the picturesque mountain village of Beddgelert, as our base, and invited Marjory and Roger to join us.

Anne enjoying the bench seat in front of Siop Fach cottacge

Unfortunately, we had a lot of low cloud, so rather than climbing the mountains, we enjoyed some other local delights …

Sunday – overcast and drizzly – a morning walk through Aberglaslyn Pass (below), and afternoon walk to Sygun Copper Mine.

Anne on the path through the Aberglaslyn Pass

Monday – overcast and windy – indulged my passion from steam trains with a walk in the forest around Tan-y-Bwlch (below).

Ffestiniog Railwat train arriving in Tan-y-Bwlch station

Tuesday – better day, but still cloudy – walked through the Aberglaslyn Pass again, then up Cwn Bychan, and along the top of Mynydd Sygun, for wonderful views down onto the village.


looking down on Beddgelert from Mynydd Sygyn

.. then went train-spotting at Beddgelert station in the evening ...

Welsh Highland Railway train in Beddgelert station

Wednesday – wet morning, clearing in the afternoon – drove through the Nantlle valley – visited Inigo Jones slate works, then coastal walk at Trefor, and beach walk at Pwllheli.

looking south from the beach at Pwllheli

Thursday – still grey and overcast, but with a hint that it might improve enough to get up a decent hill. ┬áSee next blog post to see if we did!

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