Monday, 20 August 2012

Hill of the Hawk..... Snowdonia Day 2

Back to our week in Snowdonia earlier this month, and after our exertions with our friends on the Snowdon Horseshoe the previous day we checked out of the beautiful B&B in Beddgelert and started the trek up Moel Hebog which stands proud overlooking this beautiful little village. Sharon assures me that Moel Hebog translates to 'Hill of the Hawk..... but no signs of any hawks that day. But after a grey start it was a lovely, long plod up to the top, its a lot bigger than it actually looks!! We had intended then to go on and complete the neighbouring mountains of Moel Yr Ogof and Moel Lefn, but by the time we had reached Moel Yr Ogof time was against us and it was a long walk back to Beddgelert, so we descended and got back into Beddgelert in time for fish and chips, before heading off to Cae Du camp site just outside the village, to pitch our tent, we stayed here for the next few nights, a lovely site, the one downside the dam midges in the evening...... more from our travels to follow, in the meantime a few snaps from this adventure, as usual your comments are most welcome.


the view over Beddgelert as we ascend Moel Hebog



Looking down the coast to Cardigan Bay from the summit trig point


The Nantlle Ridge from Moel Hebog


The centre of Beddgelert, we both just love this little village


Tent pitched, Sharons boots make great bottle holders, I sit back and watch her painting the view to Yr Arran behind the site, I think its superb, see it on her site HERE


The sun goes down on Moel Hebog, what a view from our tent....... the day after we had a day off from walking and visited the little Italian style village of Portmeirion.... come back and see the report soon


  1. Brilliant mountain of Wales, thanks Gary.

  2. That brought back a few memories Gary- train up Snowdon then walking all the way down with 3 kids in tow. Like the bottle warmer, must try that with a bottle of red, istead of sitting it in front of a radiator.

  3. More stunning landscapes, makes me breathless just looking at some of the high altitude ones, its the 'sell by date' I'm afraid....well not afraid really.

    Just keep on enjoying and taking photographs of it all Gary.

  4. What gorgeous scenery! Your photos are fantastic, Gary! Love those landscapes.

  5. Wonderful landscapes Gary wish I could get that high.Great blog I will be following more closely from now on,thank you for sharing.

  6. Thanks for all your comments and for dropping in, much appreciated.

  7. We cheated last year and took the train up to the top of Snowdon, but one day I will walk up to see that view again. From Findlay

  8. you must Findlay its a stunning walk up, and lots of wildlife to see on the way.

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