Sunday, 10 August 2014

Walking and Scrambling the Tryfan Mountain in Snowdonia, North Wales

Stunning Scenery and Scrambling in Snowdonia

A hike up the Tryfan mountain had us gasping with surprise at the stunning views of the Welsh mountains and valleys as we scrambled up the varied terrain, climbed steep rock faces, and crossed babbling brooks... 

It was a lovely weekend, based solely upon the idea of going for a good walk in the mountains, and my friends and I were pleasantly surprised by the stunning views of the countryside and how unspoilt it all was. 

The Tryfan mountain is around half an hour South-West from the lovely town of Llandudno. The car park is just off the A5 beside Lake Ogwen and there are rocky trails leading upwards from the car park and toilets. 

We stayed in Llandudno at the lovely hospitable Westbourne Hotel Guesthouse. The owners are so friendly, rooms are spotless and tastefully decorated, and the full-English breakfast is delicious. On the way home back into England we stopped at quaint little Welsh town Langollen, and ate at a delicious Italian restaurant called Fouzi's - it was great value and the food was excellent! 

Although we had some short rainy showers for some of the walk, the clouds made for some impressive views and we were lucky with lots of sunny episodes too! One of my favourite parts of the walk was crossing the river by jumping from rock to rock around half way to the top where there is a beautiful lake, but I'm not sure if that bit was meant to happen as it was when we lost the trail! 

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