Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Walk, N.Wales

For the past few days we’ve had our good friend Arthur staying. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but, he’s an artist and a very good one at that. He’s a Member of the Society of Architectural Illustrators, so it came as no surprise when he walked across our estuary to paint a picture of Portmeirion, which is now posted on his website, here.

Anyway, he had never been to the top of Snowdon (Wales’ highest mountain at 1,085m or 3,560ft) so, on a reasonably clear day, with intermittent showers possible, we set off. We took the PYG Track from Pen-y-Pass to the summit, before descending to Llanberis along the path which runs, for the most part, close to the railway line. For some reason this is called the Llanberis path. πŸ€” The top section of the track was closed for engineering works, so the summit was not as busy as usual. (See previous post pic here).

As you will see, we did get caught in a shower, but Arthur came prepared…

10 thoughts on “Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Walk, N.Wales

  1. Wow!!! What an absolutely impressive scenery Mike. How could I have missed this amazing post. Your pictures are absolutely wonderful. When I see them on my screen, it’s almost like feeling I was there myself.

    And I really like the photo of your and your friend Arthur.
    There are too many people in this blogging world who choose to be anonymous, who don’t even reveal their name. I don’t know why, any more than I understand why many Muslims wear the burqa, but that’s of course another question. πŸ˜‰

    Wish you a nice Sunday from sunny Cyprus!!

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    • I’m glad you enjoyed the walk/post Anita. It’s a bit different to Malta and Cyprus, though I understand that you have some big mountains over there in the Troodos. I’ve just read that Mount Olympus/Chionistra is almost twice as high as Snowdon at 1,952m. That would be a great hike and if I ever get to your lovely island, I’ll be sure to give it a go! 😊

      And, yes, I’m not sure why people like to be anonymous – maybe they want to be seen as someone else, rather than themselves. Plus, WP does have a habit of ‘missing’ email notifications occasionally. The trouble is, you never know about it unless you use the Reader and I tend not to. (I was always ‘driven’ by emails when I was working, so it’s a hard habit to get out of!)

      And happy Sunday to you from a not so sunny, indeed quite chilly, N. Wales!

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      • Thank you kindly for your response on my comment Mike, I almost missed it 😁
        I can imagine that you would definitely choose to hike up among the mountains if you visit Cyprus. Unfortunately, I probably won’t get there myself because my dear husband can’t walk long distances or on hills. So now I’m eagerly waiting for you and Jude to come here and take some photos so I can see what it looks like up there in the mountains πŸ˜ƒ
        Greetings from a rainy and cold Paphos 6 degrees Β°C !!!!β˜‚οΈ

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        • Wow, that is cold (& wet)! All your flowers will be wilting! Though it’s not much warmer here (with a max of 9 degrees). Yes, I’d love to walk up to the top of your mountains. But I think I read that you can drive almost to the top of Olympus. I can’t find the site where I read that, but another has said you can drive to the ski station, then take the lift. So that might be an option for you(?) – in the summer obviously.

          And many thanks for the tip on the photo comparison. I’ll check it out, though I’m not sure I have 2 images to compare at the moment.

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