For our penultimate trip to Wales this year..

For our penultimate trip to Wales this year.. Our last being the Christmas Party I had the delight of leading the beginners or cream team walk… Myself and Kendra set off with 13 walkers from our base at Plas Curig.. from here we followed the River Llugwy along the banks and down to Pont Cyfn waterfalls. When we got here some of the group voted to go hard core and head up on to the flanks of Moel Siabod.. Kendra took her 7 down the road and the plan was to meet them in the tea shop in an hour or so.. well that was the plan…

Guided walking weekend with a variety of walks including the Glyders and Cnicht

So my group headed up on to the flanks of Moel Siabod and were greeted by some just stunning views of Snowdonia National Park below us. At this point we decided to go off route and make our own path up across to the route down we wanted.. So whilst bog dodging and in the capable (ish) navigation hands of Nancy and Mercedes we cut across the flanks of Moel Siabod returning to the path the other group had walked along.. on our route we saw tons of great wild life include a whole host of Devils’ Matchsticks that were out in full flower. Eventually arriving at our planned rendez vous and meeting point some three hours later… I was deffo in trouble from Kendra..

Our group stopped and had some lunch in the Ugly House, which surprisingly enough is not very ugly.. The Snowdonia Society who own the Ugly house have recently converted it into tea room and this was my first visit there. It was lovely they do proper loose leaf tea and some great home made scones.. and a awesome selection of cakes… The biggest shock when the words composting and toilets where put together in the same sentence.. But the girls reassured me it was quite pleasant all things considered.. Once stuffed we made our way back along the LLugwy towards Betws-y-coed and enjoyed a stunning view of Swallow falls with the sunlight streaming through the trees..

All to soon we had arrived in Betws-y-coed with enough time for a quick shop and a well deserved pint before we got the bus back to our hostel…

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