Distance 7km Climb 620m
Thursday 12 July 2018
Little did I know at the beginning of the week that I would be visiting Adam and Eve so soon. Which was great however today I would be walking a different route with different friends. Harry and John led today.
Today we parked a little further west than where Steve parked on Monday. Some of the group had already done some kayaking and now I joined them for the walking phase of todays activities.
We left the minibus and walked west by the A5 towards Ogwen Cottage.
Looking back along the road I could see low cloud on the top of Tryfan. Although a little overcast it was still very warm.
From Ogwen Cottage we turned and followed the stone path south east. After a short climb we passed through this gate. I had noticed it on Monday, John told me the shape and metal work represented many of the local geographical features.
From the gate the path levels a little before crossing a wooden bridge.
We continued along the paths heading south easterly, as it starts to gently climb.
John and Harry showed us the wild bilberries growing in the area, we of course had to taste a few. After a few hundred meters the path starts to climb more steeply.
This took us near lake Little Australia before the path starting to climb away again. On Monday Steve and I had walked down on the west side of this lake, today I was walking up the eastward side. There were no wild campers beside the lake today.
Continuing south east climbing upwards along the stone path we reached the style on the wall on Bwlch Tryfan.
Turning northwards once over the style we followed the path by the wall.
Crossing another style back over the wall on our left. We followed the worn path up towards Tryfan, heading roughly southwards..
After a short stop we continued upwards.
We had a short stop at the top before Tony did the Leap of Faith. Harry did it a few times back and forth. You still would not get me up there.
Just off the top someone noticed a plaque to Chris Burrow, it was over a steep side and whoever had put it there must have been a climber. I cannot find any information on Chris Burrow, but his friends and family must have thought a great deal of him to put this plaque in such a fantastic place.
We scrambled back down the rocks to the Bwlch Tryfan.
Then back down the path towards Little Australia.
On our way passed the lake Harry and John ran ahead to get things ready for our next adventurous activity. Rock climbing! Harry was going to lead us on part of the Milestone Buttress.
For the walking phase we had covered just over 7km and approx. 620m climb. It had been a good walk but the day was not over.
More to follow
Follow the link to Mondays walk with Steve Tryfan from the North.