Day 136: Sea to Snowdon

Gwynedd, Wales

John Merrill, the first person to walk the entire UK coast in 1978, took in the highest peaks of England, Wales & Scotland on his journey. In homage to him I plan to do the same starting with Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.

Peacock, Ty-gwyn between Caernarfon and the base of Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Engulfed, Treflan-isaf, Gwynedd.

Cockerel, Treflan-isaf, Gwynedd.

Ty Isaf, early C19 smallholder’s cottage, Garreg Fawr, Gwynedd.

Ty Isaf, inglenook fireplace with chamfered timber lintel, Garreg Fawr, Gwynedd.

Caernarfon & Anglesey from Moel Eilio, Gwynedd.

Glove & Wire, Moel Eilio, Gwynedd.

Moel Hebog from Moel Eilio, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

Dinorwic Slate Quarry & Power Station, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

Moel Cynghorion with Snowdon in cloud behind, Gwynedd.

Elidir Fawr & Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

Wall, Cwm Brwynog, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

Ranger Path by Clogwyn Du’r Arddu to the summit of Snowdon, Gwynedd.

View west from Snowdon towards Yr Eifl and the Llŷn Peninsula, Gwynedd.

Snowdon summit Trig Point, Wales’ highest Mountain at 1085m, Gwynedd.

Llechog Ridge, Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Crib Goch, Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Cwm Treweunydd, Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Llechog Ridge, Moel Hebog & Tremadog Bay, Gwynedd.

Y Lliwedd & Clogwyn y Garnedd (Trinity Face) of Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Snowdon summit above Clogwyn y Garnedd, Gwynedd.

Carnedd y Filiast & Mynydd Perfedd with Conwy Bay beyond, Gwynedd.

Dinorwic Slate Quarry, Snowdonia, Gwynedd.

Glyder Fawr from Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Wild camping group in Cwm Clogwyn, Snowdon, Gwynedd.

Traditional non-view on the summit of Snowdon at 6pm before the cloud lifted revealing golden sunlight an hour later.

Four hours of night hiking off the mountain back to Caernarfon.

Very happy to see this sign at midnight, will need a short day tomorrow!

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25 thoughts on “Day 136: Sea to Snowdon”

  1. Dr Rosetta Plummer says:

    Stunning work, just stunning. Well done indeed.

  2. I hiked to the top of Snowdon in the fall 2005, through drizzle and fog, but it was still beautiful. What an inspiring landscape.

  3. Awesome !!!!! I’ve been following your journey and have been inspired by your adventures. I climbed Snowden, my first mountain, on Saturday with my daughter, my friend and her daughter. I can’t believe we were there within days of each other. We plan to climb Ben Nevis in July and Scafell Pike in September. You also inspired my first long distance walk, the Dalesway which I completed in February. I hope to do the Northumberland coastal path in October. Maybe one day I will follow more closely in your footsteps and attempt and epic journey like this.
    Brilliant !!!! Keep it up 👍

    • Congratulations on completing your first mountain and long distance path! I’m delighted to hear my wanderings have inspired you.The Norwegians wisely call the first steps of a journey “The Doorstep Mile”, surely the hardest part of any undertaking! Hope you have good weather for Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike.

  4. Fantastic photos, quite a journey. I envy you being able to go on such a trip/hike.

    • Thank you, I really enjoyed changing perspective by spending the day in the mountains. Can you do a local hike on days off to add up to a long distance?

      • I wish I could but I don’t walk well now (have to use walker) at 80 yrs It’s difficult to move around.

      • Quintin Lake says:

        Oh gosh I quite understand. I’m trying to get the miles in before my legs give up!

  5. Well captured landscapes. Do you have long arms and use your DSLR or was it a mobile phone for the selfie

    • I was surprised to see him in the middle of countryside. It was like he was guarding the mountain

  6. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at your photos. You use a great variety in how you frame and position each shot. I picked up a couple ideas I want to try. Thanks!

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