Dolgellau, Snowdonia October 2014

HF Holidays - a 6 day break based at Dolserau Hall, north of Dolgellau.


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(1) Lush green scenery near Abergynolwyn (Day 1).
(2) Heading towards Birds Rock (where cormorants nest a few miles inland) above the Afon Dysynni in its flat valley.
(3) A view to the north east from Birds Rock (Craig yr Aderyn).
(4) Another farming scene near our lunch spot.
(5) Part of the ruined castle at the top of a rocky knoll (Castell Bere).
(6) The final leg of the day's walk as we head back towards Abergynolwyn.
(7) The pub where Tod and I enjoyed a pint of real Ale (Day 1).
(8) The second day's walk (Sunday) was a loop to the north west of Dolgellau. Here is a pretty woodland scene near a reservoir.
(9) The sun comes out as we head around a small reservoir.
(10) Looking south to the river (Afon Mawddach) which flows through Dolgellau as it heads towards the sea at Barmouth.
(11) After a pint in the George 3rd Inn we head along the old railway back to Dolgellau and a coffee there (Day 2).
(12) A memorable day for Tod and me at the ZipWorld adventure attraction near Bethesda. See the separate web page for the movie! (Day 3, rest day).
(13) About to cross the iconic railway bridge at Barmouth (Day 4 was a walk along the estuary).
(14) A train heads north on the bridge.
(15) We now head east on the south bank of the Mawddach - the day was quite grey, windy and a bit raw.
(16) Our second visit to the George the Third Inn before the coach picked us up.
(17) On day 5 we tackled the Cadair Idris ridge walk which included 4 peaks over 2000 feet (Nuttalls). Here is a view of the ridge we are about to climb.
(18) Looking down on Llyn y Gadair from the smmit of Cadair Idris (893m). The first peak was called Cyfrwy, which Tod, I and a chap called Keith bagged away from the main group.
(19) Lunch was taken in the shelter at Cadair Idris. From Centre to right are Theresa, Jan and Geoff (the leader).
(20) We continue on towards the third peak - Mynydd Moel (863m).
(21) The small lake called Llyn Arran as we continue east on the ridge.
(22) After the fourth peak (Gau Graig) we stop for lunch before our long and complex descent to Dolgellau, via a few wrong turns.
(23) Day 6 saw a very grim, grey, wet and windy trek along the Aran ridge.
This ridge has 3 Nuttalls:
Aran Fawddwy, Erw y Ddafad Ddu, and Aran Benlynn.
This was a wet trek rather than a warm treat!.
(24) Cold and wet, we head down towards the village of Llanuwchllyn to be picked up (crikey, I'm not sure how that is pronounced!).

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