Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Precipice Walk






When we first visited Wales in April this year there was a wonderful book of Walks to do in the Snowdonia area. This one instantly appealed because of its name, precipice is my favourite word ever. As our friends had never been to Wales before we thought this would be a good walk to start with. The scenery is outstanding, it feels like standing on the top of the world. When we started the walk up the weather was dry and mild,as we approached the bottom of the hill dark, grey clouds swept in and then heavy rain. We put our hoods up and continued up the hill only to have the dog run and scare a sheep which then bolted past all of us! Very scary moment as it had some real speed behind it and could easily have knocked us right off our feet! Dog back on the lead and off we went. When your get around the top of the hill you can see as far as Barmouth and the Mawddach Estuary. The path is very narrow and its extremely steep but the kids managed it really well. The heather looks beautiful on the hills and the cars on the road look so tiny, there's even a house at the bottom with its own private bridge! The photo's really don't reflect the outstanding beauty of this walk but I hope you get the general idea! There is also a picture which was nothing to do with the precipice walk but was the view from the road on the way to Betws-y-Coed, I had to stop and photograph it because quite frankly it is outstanding and without a doubt the best view of anything I have ever seen.

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