Tag Archives: Yr Wyddfa

#109 – Have a good (and safe) Christmas!!

What’s all this then?  Shouldn’t you be doing something Christmasey instead of reading this?  Well, seeing as you’re here, here’s a repeat of a blog I did a couple of years ago when I lived in Yorkshire – I’ve told … Continue reading

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#86 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) by the PYG Track and the Miners Track

The mountains of Snowdonia are more than just a playground.  Some also come here to train for the bigger ranges, the best known example being the members of the successful 1953 Everest expedition – they even found time to write … Continue reading

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#39 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) via the Rhyd Ddu and the Snowdon Ranger Paths.

With mountains, being the biggest is often enough to attract walkers, though sometimes a hill is so eye-catching that it attracts attention anyway, regardless of height  – With Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) you get the double whammy of being the highest … Continue reading

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#25 – A short walk in the Carneddau (Part 2)

So, Day 1 had started the weekend well.   However, Day 2 was to prove more challenging…. .  Sometimes I can guess what the weather will be before drawing back the curtains of the camper.  The sun of the previous day … Continue reading

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#22 – Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) – A mountain for all

 I can still remember the first time I saw Snowdon (or to use the correct Welsh name, Yr Wyddfa).  I was eighteen and had started hill-walking about 1½ years earlier.  After a three-hour drive, we finally arrived at the campsite … Continue reading

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#21 – If at first you don’t succeed… The Nantlle Ridge

My last trip to Snowdonia had been on 3rd December (blog #3).  I had intended to walk the east section of the Nantlle Ridge as part of the research for the Discovery Walking Guides Snowdonia project.  I already had a … Continue reading

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#12 – “Walking (safely) in a Winter Wonderland….”

My scariest mountain moment this week was in the comfort of my own back garden.  My window cleaner was telling me about his walk up Helvellyn a couple of weeks ago.  They had gone the long way round (Grisedale Tarn … Continue reading

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