Day 2 in Aviemore

Saturday 18th June 2022

We awoke at the hostel in Aviemore, after our second night’s stay. With a forecast that still promised strong wind upon higher ground, we would again stick to the lower levels of the Scottish Highland, in the names of both safety and of sanity.

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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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Moel Siabod and Carnedd y Cribau

Sunday 27th March 2022

My first walk in Snowdonia since May 2019. It had been a long time in waiting; the first walk in what would be, for me, a series of days spent roaming about this National Park alone. I’ve driven up and checked in to the hotel the night before. A glorious day of weather was on the cards.

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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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