Monday, 24 January 2011

#8.LLECHOG 21-1-11.

Me and Julie had booked a 3 day break in the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis and the weather forecast was good for all 3 days thankfully,last weekend in Snowdonia saw continuous rain all weekend with 12 inches falling.We left the car in the hotel's car park and made our way up Victoria Terrace to follow the Llanberis path.The road was quite slippery after the overnight frost but once past the Pen y Ceunant tea-room's we were walking where the sun was shining and the frost had thawed.Just below Halfway Station the path goes under the railway line.

A lot of work laying new section's of path was undertaken last year,i imagine it will benefit the runner's in the Snowdon Race greatly this year.From here we got a great view across to R. to L. Moel Eilio,Foel Gron,Foel Goch (which we would walk tomorrow) and Moel Cynghorion.

We soon reached Halfway House (shut for winter) where Julie grabbed a break whilst i quickly located the geo-cache.We hadn't seen a soul all day but scanning the horizon up ahead we could see 4 people carefully making there way through the snow above Llyn Du'r Arddu.

We left the path here to walk up to the railway line which we followed,as no train's were running,as far as Cwm Hetiau and a view of Llechog's cliff face.

The view down to the Llanberis Pass is quite good as well.

A frosty Nant Peris 2,000 feet below.

Julie on the summit,with Elidir Fawr providing the backdrop.

And me with a little bit of mist covering Y Garn and Glyder Fawr.

The weather in the distance was very iffy but in the hill's it was very sunny,this view down to the railway line and Cwm Hetiau show's how nice we had it compared to Anglesey in the distance.

We didn't want to tire ourselves out so we headed back to the Halfway House to pick up the Llanberis Path and made our way back to the hotel.One last photo zooming in on a few walker's making there way up to Snowdon.

Looking back up to the Halfway House below the railway line.

We stopped in the Pen y Ceunant tea room's to eat our butties washed down with a pint of Snowdonia Ale.

A fantastic view across to the tiered slate slope's on Elidir Fawr.

Today's walk was a gentle 6 mile with 2,000 feet of ascent.

MILES          52.5
ASCENT       13,250
TOPS            18

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