Earlier this week i had the excuse of being able to spend some time in Snowdonia national park in north Wales. My partner was working away from home for a few days in Wrexham so I didn’t mind getting up early and driving their and back for a few days.
I have spent a lot of time walking, running and climbing in Snowdonia over the last ten years.
On a good day it really is an special place. Clear your mind and packed with adventure, flora, fauna and scenery.
After looking at the weather reports I thought I would head up to a high point around Crimpiau (around 460 metres) as i’ve walked and ran up there before.
Although the weather was initially poor, it gave me the chance to test my new salopettes in the heavy shower downpoors. I slowly walked up to Crimpiau getting soaked following a way I knew from years before.
Timed to perfection the rain shower passed through and left a wonderful rainbow. Gorgeous scenery with no one else around.
Proof that you don’t need to go to the highest mountains or hills to get a brilliant day out.
I was standing at around 400 metres of height above sea level, the summit of Snowdon is
1085 metres in comparison.
I headed back down the valley to Capel Curig and without suffering from an especially “taxing” day in my legs but thoroughly rewarded.
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