2 nights in Snowdonia – Day 2: Llangollen, Dinas Bran, Valle Crucis Abbey

Here’s the route on Viewranger. 

My last walk of my visit to Snowdonia wasn’t actually in Snowdonia, but along the A5 on the way out of Wales, at Llangollen, or rather a small National Trust car park by Horseshoe Falls, a little to the west of the town. I was sure I remembered this being a free car park, but it’s now pay and display.

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2 nights in Snowdonia – Day 1 – Snowdon

Here’s the link to the route on ViewRanger.

I never sleep particularly well in tents, and this last night was a prime example. It wasn’t helped by not having an airbed to sleep on (I discovered that the one we had wouldn’t keep air in it for more than a couple of minutes), but at least it meant I got a lot of reading done.

Once it was late enough to be sensible to be up and about, I drove the short distance up to the outskirts of Caernafon to buy some supplies (and breakfast), and plan my walk for the day, which was almost certainly going to be a route up Snowdon. As I’d previous done the eastern approach (via the Pyg and Miner’s track), this was an ideal opportunity to go up from the west, via the Rhyd Ddu path (which I still have no idea how to say!).

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