A very happy new year from Rhyd. The Christmas and New Year weather has not been great in North Wales, so it has been difficult to get up into the mountains. However, we did manage our traditional walk up to the Arenig bothy by Llyn Arenig Fawr on Christmas Eve, with mulled wine and mince pies in front of the log fire.
We travelled south to Dinas Mawddwy on Monday to walk up Maesglase above the spectacular waterfalls in the cwm. We slogged up the steep climb to Bwlch Siglan, but dense hill fog stopped us from crossing the top of the cwm to the summit - the path runs close to the cliff edge, so would have been a bit tricky in the poor visibility.
A break in the weather on New Year's Eve allowed us to enjoy a nice coastal walk from Borth-y-Gest to Black Rock sands, with good views of the Moelwyns across the Cob at Porthmadog.
New Year's Day forecast was for a sunny morning, with cloud and rain due in the afternoon, so we made a dash for the summit of Moelwyn Bach behind the cottage. The weather held with some good summit views before the weather closed in.
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 !