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Mieko Yamaguchi - My walk

Bangor to Bethesda

From the course of the original tramway near Llandygai which was used to transport slate to Port Penrhyn in the 19th century

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From the course of the original tramway near Llandygai which was used to transport slate to Port Penrhyn in the 19th centuryView towards Moel Wnion on a beautiful autumn day

45085798 2008031409243277 8410822219394973696 nView towards Moel Wnion on a beautiful autumn day

45163717 2008034982576253 2452317109292630016 nShaky Bridge over Afon Ogwen near Tal-y-Bont

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Cochwillan Mill sign

45000724 2008046709241747 4899402690720694272 nSome more reassuring arrows on the way to Half Way Bridge

45150055 2008055939240824 6414321489486544896 nThe route description told me to continue through a gap in the wall between a slate pillar and an old tree trunk. And I found the gap!

45146050 2008061162573635 1760996514743713792 nSprinkling of snow on the hills from near Llanllechid church

45073628 2008069922572759 1109622655100649472 nEnd of the walk for me as this was my first walk after a knee surgery. Looking back towards disused quarries above Rachub.

45035685 2008082619238156 3180634255776546816 nAnother walker photobombed this image of the yew-lined drive of Llanllechid church that I saw on the trail’s website. But I enjoyed his company on the next leg of the walk.

 Bethesda to Llanberis

55542011 2214901681889581 5526974859516575744 nAfon Ogwen

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Immediately after this half-sunken cottage take a footpath on the right going downhill.

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Snowdon from Sardis Chapel. As you can see it was a gorgeous day.

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Snowdon from Sardis Chapel. As you can see it was a gorgeous day.

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Found this ancient slate and iron stile “just to the left of one of the telegraph poles” but it wasn’t easy.

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One of the many streams to cross - a challenge for walkers with short legs! 

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Restored Vivian Quarry V2 incline above Llanberis.

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Vivian Quarry from the Welsh Slate Museum, Llanberis. The museum is well worth a visit.

Llanberis to Waunfawr

 

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One of the many ruined buildings along the trail between Llanberis and Waunfawr.

 

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This section of the Slate Trail shares the route with the North Wales Pilgrim’s Way.

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Looking towards the Glyder range and the Snowdon massif from above Llanberis.

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On the way down to Waunfawr.

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Dinorwig quarry from above Llanberis on a lovely spring day.

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The route between Llanberis and Waunfawr was mostly on easy paths and tracks but this gate on the outskirts of Waunfawr was a real challenge!

Waunfawr to Nantlle

55542011 2214901681889581 5526974859516575744 nCrossing Afon Gwyrfai in Waunfawr

55860859 2224038810975868 2049714747640643584 n3 1/4 miles to Y Fron

55912416 2224042077642208 6287862375093633024 nRuined buildings above Waunfawr and Moel Eilio

56656115 2224048310974918 3351871921808474112 nA rock garden on a junction near Rhosgadfan

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Mynydd Mawr or ‘Elephant’ Mountain

55817162 2224054754307607 2762665660780642304 nNantlle Ridge

55851210 2224056177640798 6158420204050186240 nClimbing up a slate tip

55942592 2224057454307337 214604320186826752 nA flooded quarry pit above Y Fron

56119964 2224058790973870 7465286874282590208 nSlate steps outside Y Fron

55807341 2224059934307089 7989019661712752640 nOn the way down to Nantlle

56547299 2224063947640021 6424720021921988608 nMore building ruins on the way down to Nantlle

55959880 2224065070973242 2332783904542425088 nDorothea Quarry in late afternoon

56384072 2224067194306363 7835120155884519424 nLlyn Nantlle Uchaf

Nantlle to Rhyd Ddu

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Information board at a view point outside the village of Nantlle.

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A view of Y Garn, Bwlch y Fellten and Mynydd Drws y Coed beyond Llyn Nantlle Uchaf.

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One of many stiles on the route.

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Looking towards Tal y Mignedd Isaf farm.

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A large chapel for a very small village of Drws-y-Coed.

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Over the last stile into the woods and down to Rhyd-Ddu.

Joining B4418 again in Rhyd-Ddu. Another section of the Slate Trail completed!

Rhyd Ddu to Croesor

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Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert with Cerdded Conwy Walks group. Setting off on Lôn Gwyrfai with snow capped hills. I have walked the first four sections of the trail by myself (still to do section 5) but this walk is combined with the next section which ends in Croesor. Logistically it’s getting difficult if not impossible to depend on public transport.

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Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert. Llyn y Gader seen from Lôn Gwyrfai.

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Another view of Llyn y Gader from Lôn Gwyrfai

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A scenic but relatively easy walk along Lôn Gwyrfai from Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert.

Rhyd-Ddu to Beddgelert following Lôn Gwyrfai.

 

Beddgelert to Croesor. After a coffee stop leaving Beddgelert along Afon Colwyn before it joins Afon Glaslyn.

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Aberglaslyn gorge between Beddgelert and Pont Aberglaslyn. Last time I walked here many years ago I could still walk along the disused railway line

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Crossing the Welsh Highland Railway again near Nantmor on the way to Croesor.

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A glimpse of Cnicht on the way to Croesor.
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A stone bridge on the drovers’ road to Croesor.
 
Cnicht from Croesor
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Welcome to Croesor! Another section of the Slate Trail completed.

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Ariannwyr • Funders

  1. Heritage Lottery Fund
  2. Magnox, 
  3. Snowdonia National Park CAE Fund, 
  4. The Foyle Foundation, 
  5. The Garfield Weston Foundation, 
  6. The Oakdale Trust, 
  7. Community Fund in Wales, 
  8. HF Holidays, 
  9. Horizon, 
  10. First Hydro, 
  11. The Laspen Trust,
  12. Conwy County Borough Council,
  13. Bethesda Town Council, 
  14. Ffestiniog Town Council
  15. One private donor

Cefnogwyr • Supporters

  1. Snowdonia National Park
  2. Gwynedd Council
  3. Conwy County Borough Council
  4. The Snowdonia Society
  5. Ramblers Cymru
  6. Cofio Cwmorthin
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