Snowdon

Made a trip up to Wales and Snowdonia in March of this year, and walked up two routes to Snowdon, never making the summit on either occasion for differing reasons.

The first route was by way of the Miners track which provides you with scenic views of 3 lakes – Llyn Teyrn, Llyn Llydaw, and Llyn Glaslyn, and the peaks of Y LLiwedd, LLiwedd Bach, Crib Goch and Snowdon. The paths we travelled were nice and wide and relatively easy for much of the walk.

Path to Snowdon
Path to Snowdon
The track to Snowdon
The track to Snowdon

 

Here are panorama’s of the lakes, with Snowdon as the back drop in the last one.

Llyn Teyrn
Llyn Teyrn
Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Llydaw
Llyn Glaslyn
Llyn Glaslyn

 

Crib Goch, LLiwedd, and LLiwedd Bach.

Crib Goch
Crib Goch
Y LLiwedd & LLiwedd Bach
Y LLiwedd & LLiwedd Bach

 

The walk even had the unexpected attraction of a rescue helicopter conducting a training exercise.

Rescue Service Helicopter
Rescue Service Helicopter

 

The reason for not carrying on up to the summit was because of the warning of dangerous icy conditions, and along with the fact we were not carrying specialist climbing gear required for the conditions.

The furthest we went was to the other side of the Llyn Glaslyn.

Llyn Glaslyn & Y LLiwedd
Llyn Glaslyn & Y LLiwedd

 

In any event it was a beautiful crisp clear day and we did make it to Llyn Glaslyn unlike the previous attempt a year or so ago when we forced back by gale force winds and heavy rain.

Success!
Success!

 

The other walk was on a cross over day between accomadation places, and so we only walked a short part of the Llanberis to Snowdon route due to the limited time.

We stopped off to take in the view across Llyn Padarn before starting out.

Llyn Padarn
Llyn Padarn

This route offers you views of Glyder Fawr from a distance, Moel Cynghorion and of course Snowdon.

Glyder Fawr in the distance
Glyder Fawr in the distance
Moel Cynghorion & Snowdon
Moel Cynghorion & Snowdon
Snowdon panorama
Snowdon panorama

Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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