Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England



There was really only one day  whilst we were away that was a sensible option, weather wise, for climbing Snowdon, so we geared up appropriately and  set out. Joe, Mr Uphilldowndale and Spud the dog climbed to the summit, I however wussed out; Tom kindly escorted me from the hill (perhaps he was  thinking  of my redisposition for wandering off the beaten track in search of a photo opportunity, the nearby  Crib Goch isn’t somewhere you’d want to find yourself by accident ).

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The Miners track Snowdon, taken from the Pyg track

Tom and I found it no hardship to sit in the cafe back  at the  summit of Pen-y-Pass and drink hot chocolate, whilst we waited for their return*. There is of course a less arduous way to get to the summit of Snowdon.

Spud brought a collection of ticks back with his as a souvenir ughhhhh.


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “Snowdon

  1. I browsed your images and you have some very beautiful work. The one here really caught my eye. It is a gorgeous image.

  2. Oooh, I’m glad I’m here and not there. It’s a beautiful picture, but more so since it conveys so well how it must have felt like be there. What an inhospitable place (although not if you’ve been lost on the moors above the level of the footpaths, in which case the miners’ road would seem like coming back down to civilisation).

  3. I’ve never been there, and have to say that I’m not too fussed that I haven’t. Terrific picture, and interesting links as always. xx

  4. What a breathtaking view down over this landscape – great photo! And I like the reflections in the lake.

    • Ohhhh dear, we once lost our first dog on holiday, he pestered to go out about midnight, and he vanished into the night, spooked by fireworks. It was horrid we scoured the area for him. He turned up the following evening at a B+B about 6m away. He had barked at their door at 4am till they let him in. He feasted on left overs till we managed to track him down.

  5. I’ve been over reading the path descriptions at Snowdon Yr Wyddfa and all I can say is that I am in awe of people who can master either the mountain or the language.

  6. What a lovely, lovely picture –

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