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#214 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) in the snow – The PYG Track and Llanberis Path

The view of a snow-covered Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) on our Beddgelert walk (see post #213) was very tempting, but November snow in England and Wales doesn’t usually hang around for very long, so I needed to get a move on … Continue reading

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#196 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) by the PYG Track

The problem with weather in the UK is not that we get the extremes that occur in some parts of the world, it’s more of a case that we get such a lot of it!   I generally avoid the … Continue reading

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#154 – Cwm Glas – Peace and quiet on the busiest mountain in the UK

Of the 6 million visitors each year to the Snowdonia National Park, quite a few decide to walk up Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).  Being the highest peak in Wales and England at 1085 metres (3560 ft) is one good reason, but … Continue reading

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#139 – Yr Wyddfa the quiet way (The South Ridge of Snowdon)

Yr Wyddfa (or Snowdon as we English call it) is one of the most visited mountain peaks in the UK.  Being the highest mountain in Wales (and higher than anything in England) is guaranteed to bring in the crowds, but … Continue reading

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#129 – Yr Aran. “Small but perfectly formed”

Standing at a height of 747 metres, and surrounded by higher neighbours, Yr Aran is a much neglected little mountain.  Being almost literally in the shadow of the highest UK mountain outside Scotland is not a good career move for … Continue reading

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#121 – Moel Eilio – unfinished business!

On the Snowdon ‘Halfshoe’ trip (see #120 of last week) I had stopped at the top of the PYG Track to admire the view.  Recently I’ve been getting round to walking hills that I’ve been driving past for years, and … Continue reading

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#120 – The Snowdon Halfshoe? What’s a Halfshoe?!!

When is a horseshoe not a horseshoe?  When it’s only half a horseshoe, and then it’s a halfshoe!  Well, at least in my world it is.  The Snowdon Horseshoe is regarded by many as being one of the finest circular … Continue reading

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