The Carneddau

Monday 28th March 2022

With one walk from this trip already under my belt, it was time to embark on one of the two particular walks that I’d most been looking forward to. Having checked out of the Glan Aber Hotel in Bets-y-Coed, I drove for fifteen minutes along the A5 and in to the Ogwen Valley.

Last time I was here, in July 2018, I scrambled up Tryfan and in to the Glyderau with three friends. On this day, I was to climb the other side of Cwm Ogwen and meet the Carneddau.

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Five Nights in Snowdonia

Saturday 26th to Thursday 31st March 2022

Just in time for my birthday last month, I took myself away to Snowdonia. I’d wanted to do something like this a year earlier, but for the Lockdown restrictions that were in place. I’d thought about staying somewhere closer to home – perhaps Shropshire, North Devon or even Pembrokeshire – but the lure of Snowdonia was too strong. A National Park I’d not been to since 2019 and before the pandemic kicked off.

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Climbing Tryfan

Sunday 15th July 2018

This was to be the first of two mountain adventures in Snowdonia, over the course of our five days spent in North Wales. Not only would we be climbing Tryfan for the very first time but we’d then be scrambling our way up and on to the Glyders!

I’ve decided to save the Glyders for a separate post, where this will focus on the challenge of Tryfan.

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