Start: Rhyd Ddu 190m, Finish: Snowdon Rangers Station
Highest point: Snowdon Summit, 1085m
Distance: circa 15 kms
Weather: Fine and mild, cloud building
Vertical altitude gain: circa 1060m
Time: 6 hrs 10 mins
My first walk up Snowdon in August 2008 was the result of internet contact. And so was my second less than an a month later.
This time the walk was also as a result of internet contact over long period of time via the UK Ramblers Association Discussion Forum . For the Sunday walk six of us would be on the Rhyd Ddu path to Snowdon, not far from my comfortable B&B in the Beddgelert Bistro, (centre behind the bridge in previous photo). Beddgelert, (above), itself draws it's name from a sad story!
As we approached the bottom of the valley and the Snowdon Rangers Station, and ex South African Railways 2 foot gauge garratt steam loco passed the local station on it's Welsh Highland Railway train. A train we could maybe have caught back to our starting point at Rhyd Ddu if we had been a few minutes earlier back from ending a really enjoyable day on Snowdon.