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Tryfan & the Ogwen Valley // 24 02 2022

Tryfan // 24 02 2022

The weather forecast said snow – but there was just a sprinkling when we woke up this morning. I’d wanted to get his shot of Tryfan with the river / tree in it, and today was my last chance so despite a rather bleak looking forecast off we went.

Llyn Ogwen

The entire day ended up being cold – but quite nice. We stopped off for a pastry and some cake at the Ogwen Visitors Centre, then went up for a walk around Llyn Idwal.

Tryfan Ogwen Valley

The Miners Path // 23 02 2022

Miners Path // 23 02 2022

Today the weather was … not great. It started off quite nice in the morning, but by 10am it was chucking it down and super windy. So much so that we turned around and came home.

Path to the mountain

After a pit stop for an early lunch, the weather had settled down a bit so we went back out. Initially we were going to stop at Llyn Ogwen but we decided to carry on to Pen-y-Pass.


Parking at Pen-y-Pass is notoriously bad, but despite the fact it is half term in Wales the weather must have been keeping people out. We paid out £10 (!!) and off we went.

View to Capel Curig

The weather here wasn’t as kind to us as the weather back at the cottage, or at Llyn Ogwen – but we’d paid for it so we were walking! Despite the gale force winds, and the occasional wind shower it was a quite pleasant!
Below is a bonus picture from yesterday.

Dolbadarn Castle

Llanberis (The Lone Tree // 22 02 2022)

The Lone Tree // 22 02 2022

Today we spent the day in Llanberis (North Wales). There were a few things we all wanted to see, including the lone tree, the castle and a big sword.
The weather wasn’t great overnight and into the morning, so it was a late-ish start.

Dolbadarn Castle

We parked up, surprised at how few cars were in the parking lots. We’d circled around enough of the car parks looking for the cheapest – so we’d manage to form a fairly clear picture.


Once we’d found the lone tree, and stopped off in the Lone Tree cafe for a break (very nice soup and chips!) we set off back up the lake to see the castle, then a waterfall, and then walk up Snowdon a tiny bit – by this time it was pretty late in the day and the sun sets at 5ish, so it was time for home before it got dark.

Ceunant Mawr Waterfall