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Post by Chilli-head on 5th June 2018, 11:11 am

Don't know if this counts as Homemade Life, but it is slightly green in the sense that we were on foot !  Eight middle aged Dads on our annual big walk, a couple of weekends ago. Last year my route which cherry picked the best of the Peak District went down well, so they trusted me with the planning again.  One of the advantages of organising is that you get to choose the route - lots of places I wanted to go in this three day route.  Quite a lot of ascent too, I hope my companions will still want to do it again after this one !

The start, Aber Falls near the Welsh north coast.  There's a surprising path up to Bera Mawr across the screes to the left of the falls.
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Tryfan, Bristly ridge behind and the Glyders beyond, viewed from the path from Carnedd Llewelyn to Carnedd Dafydd
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llyn Idwal and Pen yr Ole Wen, by which we had descended the previous day to Idwal YHA - a knee trembling descent !.  From a rest stop whilst ascending the Devil's Kitchen.
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Snowdon summit seen from Y Lliwedd.  On the other side of the horse shoe you can see the miners' track climbing to join the Pyg trail, with the ridge of Crib Goch above it. On our side of the summit, you can see the daunting South ridge of Snowdon and the top of the Watkin's path which we will be taking.
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The trail from Pen y Pass over Y Lliwedd joins the top part of the Watkin's path, to head up the screes to the summit.
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Looking back from the summit at our route up.  You can see the Watkins path joining out path over the peak of Y Lliwedd from the right of the picture.
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The middle aged walkers converge on the summit by three different routes from Pen y pass; the braver men came up via Crib Goch, Robert and I on the quiet but tough route over Y Lliwedd, and the sensible chaps via the Pyg trail.
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Our route down on the Rhyd Ddu path:
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Got down in time to see the train as Rhyd Ddu station.  Not to ride on it though - we were off for a pint at the Cwellyn arms before heading back to the real world.
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Post by FloBear on 5th June 2018, 12:21 pm

Wow, CH, what an indefatigable walker you are!

Those photos are terrific, thank you for sharing.
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Post by Ploshkin on 7th June 2018, 6:23 pm

Great pictures, thanks. It makes me feel tired just looking at them. I've never been good at uphill (I like canal paths). How lovely to get such good weather.
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Post by Chilli-head on 8th June 2018, 9:55 am

FloBear wrote:Wow, CH, what an indefatigable walker you are!
Enthusiastic walker, maybe. Indefatigable ? laughy

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- maybe not !

On paper, it looked like a fairly short walk, the total distance we covered was only about 35 miles. But the total ascent is approaching a Ben Nevis each day.

But yes, fab weather. One of the chaps owns a holiday cottage in Snowdonia, and kept reminding us that probably less than 10% of the people who have visited those places have actually been able to see those views ! And although Day 2 was the the bluest of skies, we had pretty good visibility all 3. Well, all 4 actually because some of us took Thursday off two for a warm up walk around Beddgelert.
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Post by FloBear on 8th June 2018, 6:23 pm

Great photo, CH. Made me laugh a lot.
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