Slogging up Snowdon

On the last day of our holiday in North Wales, we went up Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain.  It felt it, too.  Except for DS1 and 2 who got to the summit an hour before the rest of us!

The views were ALMOST worth it, though.


I have put this one as my computer desktop background.  To remind me of the aching muscles and joints …

Here I am on the summit with plenty of other people, most of whom came up on the railway and only walked the last bit (still a lot because it doesn’t go quite to the top at present because they are rebuilding the terminal and the cafe/visitor centre).  It should have been finished this summer but they had too much snow here in April which apparently delayed it.  It looks as if it will be lovely when it is finished, clad with Welsh slate; the old cafe was known as the highest slum in Wales.

Liz on summit of Snowdon

I didn’t get a proper photo of the emergent visitor centre but I took some of it by accident whilst capturing the view!

new visitor centre on Snowdon under construction

I found some wonderful lichen on a rock on the way down (on the way up, I was more concerned with getting myself there than taking photos!).

lichen on rock up Snowdon

We got down before the cloud beat us to it, luckily!

cloud on Snowdon

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4 Responses to Slogging up Snowdon

  1. Gail Bennett September 3, 2008 at 12:51 pm #

    Hi Liz

    It looks lovely, I’m from Wales originally, but this is somewhere I’ve never been – must add it to my list 😉

    Thanks for sharing

    thankful new Gocco owner 😉

  2. pippa September 3, 2008 at 11:02 pm #

    The photo from the top is stunning,and a good one of you too looking very fit

  3. Jean Levert Hood September 4, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    What gorgeous views, Liz! The vastness of the landscape is amazing! You made it, speed doesn’t count for us anymore!

  4. Janine September 6, 2008 at 3:52 am #

    How gorgeous! You should be very proud of yourself!