Tested out my light weight solo tent last night with a wild camp at Llynau Diffwys below Cnicht. I walked in up Cwm Croesor, and had a dry but fairly chilly night in the tent. Awoke to brilliant sunshine with stunning views all around, so walked back to the cottage via Rhosydd Quarry and up over the summit of Moelwyn Mawr.
After spending most of the summer in the flatlands of East Anglia, it was good to get back to Snowdonia and to see some mountains. Today we visited the highest point in the Northern Rhinogs, one of our favourite part of North Wales - dramatic remote mountains away from the crowds. We parked near the farm at Cefn Clawdd on the minor road south of Lake Trawsfynydd, then walked up the old track/tramways to the deserted manganese mines below Moel Ysgyfarnogod (623 metres). From the summit we had great views of the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdon, and the Rhinogs/Arans with Cader Idris to the south. A lovely mountain day out, and we did not see a soul all day.
Peter and Lorraine, owners of Ty Uchaf since 2011. We will post occasionally items that may be of interest to our guests, past, present and future !