cefn hir-15

It was Boxing Day 2013 when we first did the ridge walk at Cregennen Lakes (Pared y Cefn Hir), which I blogged about here. It’s hard to believe a year has passed so quickly.

On today’s excursion, it was frosty and bright to start with, with dramatic and photogenic cloud constantly moving towards Cadair Idris but never seeming to get any closer, and swathes of it sitting on the tops of ridges on the other side.

Brilliant sunshine cast cloud shadows over the rugged hills and drew form and texture from their lumpy bumpiness, while the brilliant browns of the bracken and greens of moss, grass and lichen seemed to glow in the sun.

Looking back down on the Mawddach estuary at Barmouth and Fairbourne, it’s amazing how the railway bridge stands out. It’s quite a remarkable structure. Hard to believe that I walked across it just a few weeks ago and now it looks small enough to squash between your finger and thumb. The patterns of water and sand were also very lovely.

Bert of course had a great time, and as for Graham – well, give him a few rocky lumps and he can’t resist a bit of scrambling…



  1. I’ve done that ridge a few times but never knew its name – I usually do it in the heather season as there are several colours of heather and it’s just so thick and beautiful 🙂

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