Posts Tagged ‘Snowdon’


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.

Snowdon Horseshoe

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

These detail shot taken on the Snowdon horseshoe route. A day of big bold colours. Oh, how we love high pressure weather systems in winter.

Looking South

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

view south from snowdon

This moody shot was taken from the Watkin path on Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), shortly before sunset.


Saturday, December 6th, 2008

A quickly grabbed shot of the post-sunset glow over Snowdon from the summit of our local peak Moel Famau this evening. Mt Snowdon is made up of the three peaks on the left of the horizon.


Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

A evening bike ride…

Wednesday, June 25th, 2008

This evening we went up Snowdon. On mountain bikes. This involves a 2 hour ride/push to the summit, followed by a bone-shaking 25 minute decent back to Llanberis and a pint.

The new summit cafe is really taking shape now. People often comment that in demolishing the previous eyesore that was the 1960’s cafe from the summit of Snowdon, there was the opportunity to return the summit of our highest mountain to its natural state. Every year though, this hill gets busier. At the weekends there can be a queue to stand on the summit platform even when the train is closed.

Although this bustling summit feels at odds with the relative freedom of the rest of Snowdonia, in the wider context, Europe’s mountains are scatted with are cable cars, funicular railways and high alpine cafes. These cafes often offer wonderful local food and impressive views. In this tradition, one beautiful piece of modern architecture on our most trafficked Welsh summit doesn’t seem one too many to me. Maybe now it will become the exciting mountain experience for the masses it always should have been. Let’s just hope when it’s completed, that the chef is as good as the architect…

10th Febuary 2008

Sunday, February 10th, 2008

Warm early morning light pooring into an disused outbuilding, adjoining the Hendre Isaf Basecamp bunkhouse, Betws-y-Coed, North Wales

Snowdon from Llynau Mymbyr. This is much used road-side photography spot, lazily captured in mid-morning light. At sunrise though, Snowdon glows bright orange from this location. I must go back.