Sunday, 7th July 1013

Walk: Llanberis, Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, Foel Goch, Maesgwm, Llanberis
Start Point: Lakeside car park, Llanberis Grid Reference:  
Distance: 9.75 miles Ascent: 2,300 feet
Time: 6 hours    
Weather: Mainly warm and sunny
Comments: Coach Ramble, this time to Llanberis, and 7 walkers opted for the moderate walk over Snowdon's outliers of Moel Eilio, Foel Gron, and Foel Goch. From Llanberis we took the minor road past the Youth Hostel to reach a fine track which contoured above Llyn Padarn. There followed the long but gentle climb up the North Ridge to the top of Moel Eilio where we enjoyed lunch in the summit shelter in light swirling cloud. We descended to the ridge to Foel Goch, surely one of Snowdonia's hidden treasures, with stunning views over the Nantille Ridge and Moel Hebog towering above pine forests and a sprinkling of tarns. No view, however, of Snowdon which remained tantalisingly in cloud all day. From Foel Goch, we headed down steeply to the much improved bridleway through Maesgwm, enjoying a relaxing stroll back past ruined farmsteads to Llanberis in the afternoon sunshine.
On arriving back at the coach we had the added bonus of hearing the good news from Wimbledon. On the hottest day of the year, Andy Murray had become the hottest ticket in town. A perfect end to a perfect day!

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Welsh lawnmowers in Llanberis

 

Who says so?

 

What's a little hole to Fylde Ramblers

 

Looking back to the Old Slate Quarries and cloud on the Glyders

 

Garry and the group

 

That's the first objective, Moel Eilio

 

Lunch time . . .

 

in the shelter on Moel Eilio

 

View of the ridge, Moel Gron and Moel Groh

 

Moel Gron

 

Llyn Cwellyn

 

Llyn Dwythwch and Llanberis

 

Down to Bwlch Maesgwm . . .

 

and tea break  - but Snowdon still has its hat on

 

Des Res in need of some TLC

 

Hebron Station and trains

 

Approaching Llanberis

 

Group return to Llanberis after an excellent day

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