“Shall we climb Snowdon” – the four words that sounded exciting whilst sat comfortably chatting in the warmth.
And in actually fact, it was a cracking idea.
At 1,085 meters, Mount Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales and taller than hiking enthusiasts in the UK.
Check out the drone footage from Snowdon:
Well what we weren’t initially prepared for was the long journey to Wales; Google Maps had us down for a looooong 5 hour 40 min drive from Colchester. Including a pit stop god knows where, it took around 7 hours.
After that journey, I have never been so relieved to see our camp site for the two days (Llyn Gwynant) which all I can say was the most scenic camp site I have ever seen.
I mean c’mon:
After about 6 hours sleep (normally I need about 12 to feel normal) we awoke to a cold, damp campsite, but somehow we found the motivation to get up and drive to Pen-y-Pass arriving around 8:30 and the car park was already FULL. So we had to find a place to park the car which ended up being 1.5 miles away, adding 3 miles on to our already 8 mile journey.
We took the Miners track, this track starts off gentle (or as gentle as can be) as for a couple of miles it’s just a slight gradient, however after a few miles this all changes, the incline becomes VERY noticeable as it includes, many steps and climbing but if I can do it, everyone can…If you fancy taking this route, you will want to park in the Pen-y-Pass car park. Post Code: LL55 4NU.
The views as we got higher just got better and better – plus it was so peaceful to be in the middle of nowhere without having to think about anything other than keeping going, after three hours, we reached the summit of Snowdon, anyone who has ever climbed a mountain can agree that arriving at the summit is an amazing feeling, especially when the last part of the climb is the most difficult.