Winter walking in Snowdonia

Arriving at Idwal Cottage YHA on Friday night  it was clear that global warming had struck again as the hills were bare of snow. On Saturday crampons and iceaxes were therefore left behind and the group battled strong winds and intermittent rain to complete a mid-level ridge walk from the hut to Capel Curig, returning along the rather muddy ‘old road’ arriving somewhat damp at the YHA. Fortunately, the accommodation proved very comfortable and as well as en-suite rooms and central heating proved to have a very efficient drying room. Oh, and a range of real ales and wines available.

The weather had not improved by Sunday and after a short drive to Capel Curig the group divided to brave the wind and rain while exploring the hills and trails around Llyn Crafnant before sampling the fare at the Moel Siabod cafe.

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