Snowdonia – Moel Siabod

Author: Steffi

Author: Steffi

11,6 km – with London Escapes/Walkfree Breakfree.

Ascent: 774 m

3rd day. Another high level walk for me today. You see, so far we have been lucky with the weather. The last 2 days were sunny and we could walk with just a t-shirt and lots of sunblocker applied. You never know what you get in Wales. Usually, it’s either misty, drizzling or pouring down. Today, it was foggy. At least at the top of Moel Siabod. Sometimes we couldn’t see as far as 20 meters. F*** freezing. And windy. My… I really had difficulties to keep my balance. ButI loved it! It’s just another experience. We had lunch in a wind-protected corner with an amazing view over the valley – when the clouds thined out. One could say we had a little picnic above the sky…

In the evening, we had dinner at a pub in the nearby village. Unfortunately, I was so full that I had to decide between the monster main course and dessert. Not difficult to decide. I shouldn’t have eaten these 4 pieces of cake in the afternoon… (today it was the rest of that delicious lemon drizzle cake and brownies – heaven!) After dinner we joined the locals for music and karaoke. Even our oldest ones had a little dance. (2 days ago, Pam was about to be interviewed as the oldest person climbing Snowdon when she had to admit that she was just joking about her being 100 years old… cheeky one…)

After I had enough I went back to the hostel. It was just 1,5 miles down the road. But it was PITCH BLACK. Usually, cities light up the sky so that can see at least a little even when it’s dark. But this time, in the middle of nowhere somewhere in Wales, I couldn’t even see the footpath under my feet. That was spooky. But kind of amazing what you experience when you’re away from the big, big city.

Map Capel Curig to Dolwyddelan via Moel Siabod

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