Tis the season to go walking (Part 2)

So, Boxing Day’s walk took us to the Llynnau Cregennen and a ridge walk along Pared y Cefn hir. Looking across the lake you could just see the flanks of Cadair Idris underneath the low cloud, and it was another day of sunshine coming and going.

Cadair Idris just under the cloud

Cadair Idris just under the cloud

We walked along the edge of the lake, around the bottom of the ridge, before following a (slightly sketchy) path up to the top, which involved a few rocky, slippery scrambles. The views were well worth it, though – cloud shadows scudding across the copper-coloured, bracken strewn hillsides and valleys; snow-dusted mountain tops in the far distance; and the Mawddach estuary with Barmouth and the railway bridge far below.

The hidden house...

The hidden house…

We were surprised to – once again! – come across a house hidden away where you wouldn’t expect to find one, with no road to it, at the bottom of the ridge. What a place to live that would be…

Bertie on the walk below the ridge

Bertie on the walk below the ridge

Bertie heading for the top of the ridge

Bertie heading for the top of the ridge

Looking across to Cadair

Looking across to Cadair

Looking out to Barmouth

Looking out to Barmouth

A view from the ridge

Looking back along the ridge

It was a very fine walk – one that again needs a return visit in better weather – and of course, we rounded it off with a visit to the George III at Penmaenpool and a couple of very fine pints from the Purple Moose Brewery.

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