August 28, 2013

Snowdonia National Park

Last weekend was so called 'Bank holiday', which means three day weekend! To make most of it, we set off to North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.
It takes approx. 3 hours to reach Snowdonia NP. Along the way we stopped at a waterfall called the Swallow falls before reaching final destination that we only had picked out from a map.

Here a short hike waited for us to a lake that was surrounded by high mountains, Llyn Idwal, before leave for Anglesey. The island Anglesey is on the north shores of Wales, where we would camp first night. It's a rather large island, connected to main land by two large bridges. 
Since it was the bank holiday weekend, it was very busy and a lot of partying but it did not bother us as we were tiered.
At 07:00 following morning we set of to Snowdonia NP, for more hiking on a trail called the Miner's track that goes all the way up Snowdon. But because we already had been up there we took the short version only up to the lakes. It's not one of the more pleasant hikes, as it's rather steep close to the summit. By steep I mean that at some points you have to climb on all four :)
Now afterwards I have seen in the newspaper that there had been a record amount of people up there, and it's only the great weather to blaim. How often is it sunny, and around 24C with almost no wind?!

People was actually standing in line to reach the summit! With its 1085m it might not sound hight, but the hike starts almost at sea level.
After our little hike that took approx. 5hrs we went to peninsula Lleyn located south of Anglesey where we did some sightseeing along the coast to find a campsite for the night. The following morning we went back home to Sheffield again.
Today it's time to travel again and this time its back to Sweden again, Örebro and Stockholm. My wifes little syster is getting married and I'm the wedding photographer :) Wish me luck!

Swallow falls

Swallow lower falls

Llyn Idwal

Llyn Idwal

Hikers on the way up to Snowdon

Miners track and the snowdon massive

The old copper mine building

Llyn Llydaw reservoar and the copper mine house and snowdon in the distance

Info about miners track


  1. Läckra bilder framför allt andra när solen bryter sig fram till vänster.
    Verkar vara en härlig natur!

    Lycka till ;)

  2. Underbara bilder! Fastnade verkligen för bild nummer två, Llyn Idwal, otroligt fin.
    Lycka till som bröllopsfotograf.


  3. Fantastiska vyer och bilder!
    Gillar mycket den andra och den nionde :)
    Hälsningar Halina