On our recent trip to Wales, we made the drive up to Mount Snowdon, intending to catch the train that runs up to the summit.
Unfortunately, there were only tickets available for the later trains and we didn’t want to hang around as we had a long drive back to our accommodation.
But it worked out for the best, as we decided instead to stop at Pen-y-pass and walk up the Miners’ Track, which is one of the easier walks around the mountain.
Hubby has climbed Snowdon three times before, each time as part of the Three Peaks Challenge, which involves climbing Snowdon, Ben Nevis and Scafell Pike in 24 hours, including driving time in between. So he was happy to be able to take his time on this hike and enjoy the views.
We were really lucky with the weather; after a cloudy start, it turned out to be a beautiful September day. However, this meant that – according to the woman in the shop at the start of the trail – that it was also one of the busiest days of the year for the mountain rescue team.
Throughout our time in Wales, I commented over and over again on how beautiful the landscape was and Snowdonia is certainly one of the most stunning areas.