Posts Tagged ‘North Wales’

first breath of light

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Slate Quarry, Capel Curig

I keep going back to these old miners cottages in Snowdonia. I am not sure why, there is very little left standing now, but I think it’s the thrill of getting there and getting set up just before the sunrise briefly kisses the old ruins of the miners cottages with golden light. I wonder every time how many sunrises these cottages have seen. When did they last see men sleeping under their roofs? Which fierce winter was it that finally wrenched the roofs off? How long until there is nothing left here but a pile of rock.

Ruthin’s Stone Circle

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

Stone Circle Ruthin, Denbighshire

It was quite a surprise to find a perfect stone circle, standing tucked away in a field near the centre of Ruthin. I have a feeling it’s probably a little of a modern folly, but none the less photogenic for it. Ah, a little research tells me they have only been there since the 1973 Eisteddfod festival, and are known as the Gorsedd Stones of Ruthin (Meini’r Orsedd).

beach storm

Saturday, September 11th, 2010



Friday, January 23rd, 2009

A cafe? You can no longer call this a cafe. The new summit station on Snowdon is wonderful. It’s not open yet mind you, but with squinted eyes you can just about steal a view of the interior – it’s all Welsh slate, oak and stainless steel. Here’s to great architecture! More information here

Y Lliwedd Ridge

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

A quickly grabbed shot while jogging off Snowdon, this time from the Miners track at Llyn Llydaw, looking up toward a third of the Snowdon horseshoe range – Y Lliwedd.

Glyder Fawr, Glyder Fach, Trefan

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

More hastily grabbed shots taken with shakey hands on what really was a bit of special day to be running in the hills. If only all winters days in the UK were like this.

Wild Ponies on Conway Mountain

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Wild Ponies on Conwy Mountain, North Wales. These hastily grabbed photographs were taken with a point-and-shoot camera on a perfect fell run. The typcially boggy ground was frozen to a fast-paced concrete, a golden sunset lit mountains and best of all; a few hours freedom from the central-heated excesses of the festive season.

Llanberis Slate Quarry

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I had only walked through the slate quarry at Llanberis once a few years back. That was a purposeful group march to access the peaks above the quarry. I remember feeling then that the ghosts of the past seemed to linger in the abandoned workers buildings and made a point to get back there with more time. Years later, on the edge of a storm and alone, this visit felt like wandering through a wonderful and abandoned gothic film set.

Frosty Snowdonia

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Trefan Snowdonia

Trefan Snowdonia

Llynnau Mymbyr in Snowdonia, Snowdon in the distance

Llynnau Mymbyr with Sheep walls, Snowdonia

These shots of snowdon with Llynnau (Lake) Mymbyr and Trefan, where shot on a beautiful frosty morning this January.

Conwy Mountain

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Conwy Mountain from the Great Orme
I seem to be getting a bit hooked on taking pictures with nothing in them. Hum.