North Wales Adventures in Snowdonia

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north wales adventures in snowdonia

A few weeks ago we decided to head back to North Wales and see some of the things that we hadn’t visited on our last couple of trips. The main things on the agenda were the Glyders and Dinorwic quarry. On the way up we stopped at Betws-y-Coed to see the Fairy Glen. This one was what I had imagined the one in the Isle of Skye to look like. It was beautiful.

I’m not much of a mountain climber (I think most of the time looking at the mountains is better than looking from them) but Glyder Fawr was pretty incredible at the top. The climb up Devil’s Kitchen wasn’t too bad, but after that it was actually quite tough and steep for a while until we got to the rocky top part. It was covered in cloud as we were walking over it and it truly felt like another planet. We originally planned to go back down the way that we came but after walking most of the way over to Glyder Fach we decided to keep going and head down the other side. It was a very steep slope down towards Tryfan where we wanted to be so decided against it and found a gentler path that led to a campsite off the A5 and then just walked back along the road for a little bit to the car.

We ended up walking about nine miles which was unexpected, to say the least. Before we started I thought it would just take a couple of hours so I didn’t take much food or drink with me which was a bit stupid. Lee was a lot more prepared though so we were fine. I really enjoyed parts of the walk but it was a little bit much for me all at once. So that was the day after we arrived.

Dinorwic quarry was really cool, we got there fairly late in the afternoon after sleeping late and going for food at Pete’s Eats but still had time to look around a fair portion of it. We also popped into the Vivian Dive Centre section which I loved. The water was so peaceful and made the rocks look even bigger.

On our last day, after we checked out of our Airbnb (sign up with my link and you’ll get £30 off your first trip!) on the Llyn Peninsula we popped down to Trefor beach and then up to Caernarfon for some brunch and a browse around the shops. I found a homeware shop called Eclectika that had some really cool things and super reasonable prices too. I could’ve bought everything if I had places to put it and enough room in the car! We then took a drive down to Beddgelert and wandered around the adorable little village and by the river. When sunset was starting to approach we took a wander up the miner’s track of Snowdon to the lakes but the weather and light weren’t particularly desirable but it was still a nice stroll nonetheless.

You may have already seen the vlog of my trip to North Wales and adventures in Snowdonia, but in case you haven’t, I’ve popped it in below.

 

 

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