Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Mountains and Birds.....perfect!!

The weeks since our visit to the Lakes seem to have flashed by, since then we have been out and about taking in one of our favourite mountains....Cadair Idris and really enjoying a Bird of Prey Experience.

Firstly Cadair Idris, standing at 2930ft, at the southern end of Snowdonia, this is a majestic mountain, and climbing it from Minffordd I think is by far the best way. The path snakes it way up through a glorious woodland, opening out to heather covered fell side, before coming to one of the nicest lakes I know of...Llyn Cau. Then its a nice scrambly climb to the summit, Penygadar. A few shots below of the walk.

the waterfalls are stunning


Approaching Llyn Cau, I am stood on top of a Roche moutonnee, a rock formation formed by the passing ice during the ice age.


The outlet stream from Llyn Cau


Looking down on Llyn Cau as we climb higher


Looking back down as we start our final climb to the summit


The summit trig point


Zoomed in view down to Barmouth Bay


one of the best mountain views, on the descent there is amazing views back into Llyn Cau, 



Nearly 2 years ago I bid in a charity auction for a Bird of Prey Experience with the Welsh Bird of Prey Centre. It has been cancelled 4 times over the last 2 years due to bad weather, so at last we travelled down to the Ty Mawr Mansion, near Lampeter, Ceredigion to meet Mike and his birds. He talked us through the equipment etc, and we got to fly Harris Hawks and a beautiful 5 month old female kestrel.









  1. In particular with landscape in mind, you have the perfect eye for an excellent image every time Gary, and record your days on the mountains to perfection....Brilliant.

  2. Superb photographs, Gary!!! The landscapes are truly glorious.

  3. What fabulous views and the craters and such look like something from a science fiction movie....and the beautiful with their wing spans and of course how you capture them.


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