Snowdon 9pm Mid-summer's day on our favourite Snowdon path - Rhyd ddu. If you can try to get to Snowdon during the week to avoid the crowds.
This is our back garden. Well, sort of. It's a fine ridge walk that starts from our front door up to Carnedd y Filiast, and includes Myndd Perfedd, Foel-goch, Y Garn, Devil's Kitchen and, for energetic types the Glyders. This is looking towards the walk up to Elidir Fawr.
This is what the route looks like from our hostel along to Devil's Kitchen and Llyn Idwal. To really savour the walk takes around 5-6 hours. It's about 45-60 minutes back along the road (not the A5!) and you may well see wild ponies and even llamas.
The red lines show some of the walks from our doorstep. They vary in length from about 3 hours to 6-8 hours. All are possible for someone of reasonable fitness. Obviously the longer walks require more stamina. There are shorter walks that are just as lovely.
Late autumn and some early snow on the ridge
To the left are the Glyders, to the right Snowdon. It was a sparkling day with absolute clarity of light and I saw not one person on this walk.
The Carneddau have some of the most remote walks in Snowdonia. A raw, exposed beauty.