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2015.07.30 - ** up & down Mount Snowdon - by buses from Llanberis to Rhyd-Ddu (railway station car park), Pen ar Ln, Rhyd-Ddu Path, Rhs Boeth, Llechog, Bwlch Main, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), down to Llanberis Gorsaf (Station) following Snowdon Mountain Railway track approximately.

probably some errors - do not follow as a route guide!! not knowing Welsh Language makes map interpretation difficult.

Llanberis the day before the walk
rock climbers in Llanberis on slate in disused quarry
Rhyd-Ddu - Railway Station (on the Caernarfon to Porthmadog narrow gauge line).
as above - tank presumably for steam engines
view looking behind
view looking behind
junction of paths - points to Rhyd-Ddu path
looking behind
looking ahead - walkers above on Llechog which is a ridge
probably Llyn Cwellyn (a reservoir)?
lake below - possibly Llyn y Gader? A party descending?
looking behind
looking behind
Snowdon in distance ahead - train at cafe just visible
ridge Bwlch Main at top of picture leading up to Snowdon
looking behind to sea in South
looking into Cwm Clogwin
looking behind
Llechog ridge above Cwm Clogwym
Llechog ridge
path up toward Snowdon Bwlch Main
very small flowers
closer up
looking behind down Bwlch Main.
Llechog ridge right centre
Top of Snowdon the final bit?
looking behind
train near top
looking behind at Llechog ridge
summit of Snowdon behind cafe
brisk turnover at cafe with many full trains - one way down tickets rarely available

Watkin Path coming up from right bottom. Also part of Snowdon Horseshoe over Y Lliwedd? Llyn Llydaw reservoir below.

Llyn Llydaw reservoir below which Miners Track crosses. Llyn Teym - a little lake beyond
Grib Goch at back part of Snowdon Horseshoe
time for a Selfie?
the Llanberis path approximately 'following' rail track up & down to Llanberis / Snowdon
Llechog ridge behind railtrack
Miners & Pyg Tracks below. Glaslyn lake in front of Llyn Llydaw reservoir
party here possibly came up on Snowdon Ranger Path
Llyn Padam lake near Llanberis behind train
Snowdon Summit behind?
disused slate quarry other side of Afon Nant Peris valley?
train passing point - one of several
walkers pass under rail bridge near train passing point
Llyn Du  r Arddu
downward toward Llanberis
some steam engines still in use but now mainly diesel
Llyn Padarn lake in front
Llanberis in view. Bags containing stones near walkers possibly for path repair?
in olden times - steam engine
rail yard adjacent to station
Llanberis Station
apparently 2 coaches in olden times? Single coaches now.
details of trip up & down & time spent before descending
still available?
Diesel Engine


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