Our first view of the Yr Wyddfa Hotel.
Inspecting the first quarry workings on the way to Bwlch Cwm Lan.
On one of the stiles displaying a trig point, just before scrambling up to the path above C;ogwyn Du.
Looking at Yr Lliwedd- my favourite mountain view..
A panoramic view from the Bwlch Maen Path.
Walk stats: Distance: 8.5 miles. Climb: 2822'.
Time: 7 hours 13 minutes. On the move walking average: 1.5 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Paul and Celia.
Almost the perfect day for walking, not too hot and not too cold, hardly any wind, no rain and plenty of sunshine.
The views today were superb all day wherever you looked, whether towards Mawddach Estuary and the West coast of Wales, along the Lleyn, Holyhead Mountain or the Isle of Man.
On the way up we were able to help three of he locals get their quad-bike and trailer (containing 4 sheep dogs past some of the difficult bits (for them) to the quarry workings below Bwlch Cwm Lan.
As expected getting a finger tip on the summit trig wasn't easy, especially as we arrived at the same time as one of the trains.
Overall this was a superb day on Snowdon, with many enjoyable chats with fellow walkers. Although it may slow you down, it is still one of the delights of walking in wonderful Wales.
Birds seen or heard today were few and far between, four in fact! They were Barn swallow, Meadow pipit, Herring gull and the majestic entertainer, the Raven.
We did however see a Spitfire, several helicopters and a hang-glider over the area.