Thursday, 7 May 2015

Tal y Fan from Penmaenmawr - North Wales April 2015

Walking with the Ramblers - North Wales April 2015

This walk was listed by the North & Mid Cheshire Ramblers as a 'strenuous walk'.
It was just that climbing some 3388ft in the 11 miles.

What a glorious day we had - quite cold in the northerly wind on the tops and wonderfully warm down on the lower slopes.
This is a new area to me and provides some great hill walking with strenuous climbs and mountain top views - all within 2 hours from home. A great day's walking!

Having gained some height up from the coastal town of Penmaenmawr - Anglesey in the backview

A corresponding view - upwards to the Tal y Fan ridge

Another great view NE to the Great Orme near Llundudno

More height gained - to look beyond and the wind turbines out at sea

The final climb up to Tal y Fan - at 610m (2001ft)

Looking north

Time for a coffee break!
Tal y Fan trig point


We came across this rather 'lost' young foal

Looking back up at the descent from Foel Lwyd at 603m (1978ft)

We dropped down here to join the North Wales Coastal Path

One of the stone waymarkers - symbolically in Welsh slate


The final descent, back down to Penmaenmawr - with the Great Orme in view

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful views, Anton. There's something quite wonderful about getting up on the tops, isn't there?
    Must be time you came and tramped (NZ for hiking/rambling/energetic long walks) over here in NZ to enjoy some of our views! I notice what I think was gorse in one of your photos. That was imported to NZ many years ago from the UK, and with a more temperate climate it took off and became the bane of farmers' lives - it doesn't stay in seemly clumps or hedgerows here - it covers whole hillsides!
    Cheers, Marilyn (nb Waka Huia and back on board in 11 days)