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by colgregg » Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:57 pm
Hewitts included on this walk: Crib Goch, Crib y Ddysgl, Snowdon - Yr Wyddfa, Y Lliwedd
Date walked: 21/08/2009
Time taken: 6
Distance: 11 kmRegister or Login free to be able to rate and comment on reports (as well as access 1:25000 mapping).
In my opinion Garnedd Ugain is a superior summit to Snowdon as it is quiet compared to the hundreds swarming round it's summit. Mind you the new visitor centre there does have it's advantages such as indoor toilets, some where to warm up and dry out in bad weather and you can get food if you bring money and are prepared to queue and pay the prices. I rate Snowdon as a G.U.S.O. summit ( That's GO UP and SOD OFF, preferably to somewhere quieter).
There's a steep path of sorts from the summit to the bwlch before tackling the last height of the day, Y Lliwedd. A mix of walking and scrambling brings you to the summit atop a huge cliff face overlooking Llyn Llydaw. I followed the edge to the Eastern summit before dropping down to the lake and the miners path which took me back to Pen Y Pass. All in all a superb day and one that ranks as one of my best days out.
Unfortunately my back started playing up so I will have to go back for Tryfan and the glyders another time.
More pics here:
- Glaslyn, Llyn Llydaw with Y LlIwedd from Snowdon
- Looking to Crib Goch from Garnedd Ugain
- Crib Goch
- Crib Goch
- Crib Goch
- Crib Goch from the PYG track
by pic4186 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:41 pm
You are also clearly of the same mind as me when it comes to mountains and large numbers of people. Good for you.
by colgregg » Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:03 pm
If you want to mix with walkers-only on the summit of Snowdon it can be done (I agree the train tourists are irritating) - if you walk down the short spur towards Llyn Llydaw (down the far side from the caff) there's a little flat grassy area. This is where the walkers hang out along with the summit seagulls! Don't forget a little snack for the seagulls - they will eat anything! It's also great up Snowdon when the train has finished and there's just walkers again - I think that's from about the end of September to sometime in March. You can have some great days up there at those times... It's a very atmospheric mountain though and nice if you can get some peace up there...
- mountain coward
by colgregg » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:18 pm
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