Monday, 19 July 2010


During our stay in North Wales we went up Snowdon.  When I was younger I walked up Snowdon on several occasions with my parents and once with DH. These days sadly I'm not up to that amount of walking, or I'd have loved to do it again. The friends we went on holiday with and DH are also not that keen on walking that distance, so we took the train. I felt a bit of a cheat, but it was the only way for us to get there. Mind you, having been to the top so many times I wasn't that bothered, but the others wanted to go.

It's jolly expensive, but I imagine the overheads of running the train and the cafe at the top, and all the maintenance etc doesn't come cheaply. The views on the way up were stunning, as you climb higher into the mountain range that makes up Snowdon. The mountain peak that we call Snowdon is actually called Yr Waddfa.

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As you can see, the nearer the top we got the mistier it became, and by the time we got there you couldn't see a thing!

We only had half an hour at the top, before our train returned, just long enough to eat our sandwiches.

In the afternoon we went to Betws-y-Coed, and looked at the river before having a cup of tea in a cafe and returning to our cottage.
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Kay said...

This looks like ever so much fun. The views are magnificent and frankly, I'd have taken the train also.

Simone de Klerk said...

Snowdon seems like a lovely place to be! The pictures somehow make me think of New Zealand. I've never been there though.
Thank you for sharing!

Amelia said...

Gorgeous pictures...I would have taken the train too (at this stage of life and knees).
Tell me about the sheep...who owns them? Do they get sheared?

I know you don't like to have your picture taken - those shown were very looked so happy!

scraphappy said...

What lovely views. Whether by train or foot I'm sure it was a trip worth taking.

Lynn said...

What beautiful pictures, really so pretty all lush and green. It looks chilly though?