Into the rainforest
The high winds and hill fog continued today, so we ventured into the rainforest. Just off the minor road between Maentwrog hydropower station and Gellilydan lies the Ceunant Llennyrch nature reserve - one of the few remaining natural oak rain forests still surviving in Wales. A short energetic walk from the car park takes you to the spectacular Rhaeadr Ddu waterfall.
High winds and low cloud has provided limited opportunities for mountain summit walks this week. Today, however, we did walk up to Bwlch Stwlan, the 'saddle' between Moelwyn Bach and Moelwyn Mawr. This location is fairly high up (600 metres) and gives good views of the Moelwyns and down over the Stwlan reservoir to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Whilst most of the snow from last week has gone, there was still a wintry feel on the mountains today, with some sleet and hail showers, and a light covering of fresh snow on the higher peaks.
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