A trip up to Snowdonia

This week we headed up to Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. We opted to get there by train rather than by car which meant catching a train from London Euston to Chester and then changing trains to reach Bangor. The journey across the top of Wales is rather interesting as the railway line runs close to the seafront. From Bangor we took a local bus to the village of Llanberis before checking into the Pardarn Lake Hotel.

On Tuesday we took the Sherpa bus to Pen-Y-Pass to join the P.Y.G track to the top of Snowdon. The walk was certainly less tiring than last time I climbed Snowdon (this time not having taking part in the three peaks challenge). After a quick hot chocolate in the questionable cafe at the top we took the Llamberis path all the way back down into Llanberis village to enjoy some food and a beer at The Heights Cafe Bar. Later in the day we ate out at Llanberis Spice.

Wednesday involved a trip to Caernarfon to look around the town, harbour and castle. The weather was markedly coder than the previous day with a strong Northerly bringing down the temperature.

After a lovely few days up in North Wales we headed back down to the “big smoke” on Thursday afternoon.

Altitude Profile

Snowdon Trek - Altitude

Altitude Profile of the trek (P.Y.G track up, Llanberis path down)

Trek Route

Snowdon Trek - Map

Trek Map (Start: Pen-Y-Pass; Finish: Llanberis)

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