In Snowdonia - Cwm Idwal walk

The car park at Cwm Idwal was busier than we expected, but as the area is large the mountainside was not crowded at all, although it is a very popular spot. As you leave the car park the track takes you over a bridge with a water fall from the stream that comes down from Llyn Idwal, one of the destinations of the walk.
The weather was showery with alternating gloom and sun. It never rained torrentially and we kept up a reasonable clip across the path to the lake and then ascending up the side of the hill to get photos across the lake with the one iconic tree. Coming down was trickier as some of the path had been damaged by the recent rainfall and we had to find a route across a stream to keep our feet dry.
We must have walked for four hours and the old dog Hettie was struggling with the descent. She did have the joy (?) of a dip in the Idwal when we got back down however. By then the light was beginning to go, the car park was practically empty and we made tracks for the cottage.
The mountain facing the over the lake to the tree is Pen yr Ole Wen.


  1. I've throughly enjoyed sharing your recent photos from your most recent Welsh trip Sue. Thanks for posting them.

    1. Thank you. I have really enjoyed doing this part of my blog. Snowdonia is wonderful, no matter what the weather chucks at you.


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