/ A challenge to UKC. Pub, walk and camp - north Wales
We are all decent walkers but the doggie, bless her, can't handle much more than 10 miles. I don't know north Wales very well so can I get some suggestions for a good circular (not including Snowdon) somewhere in n.wales with a nice campsite and pub nearby please.
But, unless Snowdon is still difficult due to snow and ice, or you've done it so many times, dog can't scramble, etc. Then it's not that bad a walk from Pen y Pass. Up and down on 2 tourist paths.
If Snowdon is still that difficult, then other peaks and paths will be too. Someone will give a snow and ice clear altitude soon.
Capel Curig is a nice spot as mentioned above.
If you want to be in the Snowdonia mountains but not tackle a steep and committing ascent then try around the reservoirs just North of the A5, you can forge a circular route with a bit of nav.
or do a lap of Tryfan eg. A5 to Bwlch Tryfan to Cwm Bochlwyd then back to the A5.
(scan across to the West of the street map image above for the Map)
Hope this helps.
Capel's a good shout - the campsite's fairly basic but the pub's nice. Moel Siabod is a nice short day out, as are the smaller eastern bits of the Carneddau - Pen Llithrig y Wrach and Pen yr Helgi Du.
It starts with pen yr ole wen and then onto carnedd dafyyd then carnedd Llewelyn and finally onto pen yr Hegl du. The between the carnedds looks ok. Thoughts?
That's a classic - I think it makes it into the scrambling guide, but it's basically a ridge walk. Unless you're a real connoisseur of grim slogs, make sure you go round and up the east ridge of Pen Yr Ole Wen rather than straight up from Ogwen Cottage.
It's probably a longer day than most ways up Snowdon, though, so not sure how well the dog would deal with it...
I'll check this out tomorrow as caddie idris is on my to do list.
Definitely no dogs allowed there - the owner went apoplectic with some friends who popped by to see us, with their dog staying in their van!
The Bryn Tyrch site.
A nice loop is Moel Eilio.. from Llanberis, you can then head along the ridge for as long as you want.. finishing down cwm brynnog after Moel Cynghorion.
That would be around 10 miles. But if the dog is struggling you can head down foel goch or maes gwm..
Which of these campsites would be best recommended? Anyone know which are dog friendly and which are nearest the pub? :)
> Which of these campsites would be best recommended? Anyone know which are dog friendly and which are nearest the pub? :)
Hmm, struggling now with campsite which are happy with dogs. I found one but all reviews seem to suggest that its a bit crap.
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