A few days were recently spent in Llanberis, Snowdonia...and what a wonderfully scenic area it is too!
This was one of the views from the Hotel which is situated in Snowdonia National Park and a minutes walk from the Snowdon Railway Station.....handy or what. ;-)
A short drive away is Beddgelert, a small village in the Snowdonia area of Gwynedd. A popular area for tourists judging by the amount of people. The walk alongside the River Glaslyn was enjoyable though sunshine would have been most welcomed, however it did not rain!
A legendary dog alleged to have belonged to LLywelyn the Great, Prince of Gwynedd.
Here is his story: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelert
St Marys Church
This cyclist certainly caught the eye of passersby. Clever advertising!
On the way back to LLanberis a few pit stops were made to enjoy the views.
A lonely looking tree!
Can you spot the climber?
Llanberis Lake Railway.
It was an enjoyable ride on the train though I have to say that if there had been commentary on the journey around the Lake it would have been in my opinion an asset.
Llanberis Slate Mine
Dolbadarn Castle, Llanberis
This walk was a delightful if somewhat short woodland walk with some scenic views along the way and a Speckled Wood butterfly was a welcome sight on what had been an almost bird free walk if it had not been for a Collared Dove!
Snowdon and Snowdon Mountain Railway.
An exciting and scenic journey on the way to the summit of Snowdon!
Lone walkers, walkers with dogs, couples and families with young children making their way up to the summit! If I had had a hat on I would have 'taken my hat off to them' ! As you can imagine it was not a walk in the park!
Hebron Station passing loop
Going a little misty!
Nearly there. Just 200 metres to the summit!
A few gulls (Herring?) waited patiently at the summit for a morsel or two but by the look of some of the climbers they were in more need of sustenance than the gulls!
Well done to all who made the journey on foot. You have my upmost respect!
My thanks for helpful information given to me go to my friend Ruth who having herself made this trip a couple of weeks previously inspired me to spend a few days in beautiful and scenic North Wales!!
Images added of the climber and his whereabouts in the photo.! I wonder how many visitors to my blog managed to spot the climber? lol