Sunday, September 25th, 2016

Landscapes of Snowdonia

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Snowdonia National Park overflows with endless beauty, and the scenery is thrilling from virtually every angle.  If you are booking  cottages in Wales, you should make the effort to visit this natural wonder!  I’m so glad that I did.

When I wrote about climbing Mount Snowdon, I couldn’t possibly fit all of my favorite pictures into one post.

Here are a few more of my favorite images from climbing Mount Snowdon:

Despite the popularity of the Llanberis Path, the path that we took to the top, much of the time it felt like we were the only ones around for miles.

For a small stretch of the Llanberis Path, you see this red shrubbery growing among the rocks.  The plants added a lovely dash of color in a park of the landscape that was mostly gray and green.

I called this lake the Black Lagoon — it looks like it should have hot springs or awesome mineral properties, but as far as I can tell, it’s just a lake.  Quite an intimidating lake.

As you get close to the summit, you see cairns along the way leading you to the top.  They are a welcome distraction for the eyes as you climb the most difficult part of the trail.

At the Snowdon summit — “Here, you are nearer to heaven.”

Ah, Wales — sheep, rolling hills, and…a Mayan temple?!  That unusual building in the background is Dinorwig Power Station, and it’s a popular destination in Snowdonia — you can tour it!

And the climb ended with a spectacular view of Llan Padarn, the lake at the base of the trail in Llamberis.  If you’re going to book holiday cottages in Wales, you can’t beat the view of that white cottage right on the lake.  That morning, the lake had been covered in fog and mist, but it couldn’t have looked more different in the late afternoon!

Snowdonia is one of my new favorite places in the UK, and if you’re spending time in the country, I highly recommend you make the effort to come to this little corner of Great Britain.

 

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6 Responses to “Landscapes of Snowdonia”
  1. I love to hike and have seen a number of shows on Snowdonia. Believe it or not, this is on my list of hikes I would love to do. I could be mistaken but isn’t there a number of people who do some kind of pilgrimage up the mountain by hiking barefoot? I think I remember watching that.

  2. Erik says:

    This look remarkably cool. I would imagine, like San Francisco, the fog is part of the personality here!

  3. Carla says:

    Wow what incredible photos, I loved this place!

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