If you spend enough time with Londoner or those in the UK for that matter, you will notice how much we go on and on and on and on again about the weather. This summer like every summer everyone is was dusting off their bikinis and flop flops in search for sunny horizons (we all know those don’t really come around the UK that often or long enough). Booking holidays to Spain, Greek Islands, Caribbean islands. Having just taken on the heat wave in New Delhi and Agra this May, dosed up on sunshine sailing around Santorini and while exploring Athens in July, I was in the mood for something different. Say, a little adventure close to home. Climbing Snowdon was very much on the list by way of a hike to Cadair Idris.
whether to head to Lake District and Snowdonia National Park (think soaring mountains with peaks playing hide and seek in the clouds). Lakes spread across national parks, hiking routes with breath-taking views, small towns filled with cozy little cafes with local pubs and traditional food. Yep, I was up for all of that and then some. It was as if the stars seemed to have aligned as everyone’s diaries cleared up for the long August Bank Holiday, which also happened to be my boyfriend’s birthday week.
where decorated with little paper arrows left behind by friends to direct us to our room as we didn’t know which was left after everyone chose a room. When morning came I was greeted with views of the lake and mountains right from our room!…Let’s just say I was sat there in awe for a while until I
had someone bring up a cup of tea to rustle me out of the room.
One the reasons I was dying to see this part of Wales is due to its beautiful elevated lakes that you have to hike up to first then a further hike up another thousand meters you get a birds-eye view of the elevated lakes. We hiked up to have lunch close to the lake but as the clouds were starting to move in so we moved on to get to the Cadair Idris peak before that was totally covered in clouds. We then made another stop for a cup of tea with views of the mountains to one side and on side with views of the sea miles into the horizon. I always try and encourage visitors coming to the UK, especially if you love the outdoors, to visit not only city limits but to go beyond that as UK has some of the best landscapes out there but a lot of people don’t usually venture out past Big Ben, which is a real shame. There is so much to see and do…and Wales, as the pictures below show, will hopefully show you is just a marvel for those seeking an adventure with mother nature’s of eye-popping, mind-blowing views while climbing Snowdon. You will definitely want to stay longer and pitch up a tent to further cling to the calming surroundings before you. Who needs the city anyway when you have these views?!…
Alana T. L. Aragoni
Great tips and beautiful pictures! I am an avid hiker and haven't heard of this park before! Definitely adding it to the list 🙂 Thanks!
The Bohemian Diaries
Thanks! If you love hiking then you will definitely enjoy Snowdonia. There are plenty of enjoyable trails and the scenery is just breath-taking. You will definitely have to visit.
Wow, breathtaking scenery, those views! I feel like it's so hard to find remote and unspoiled landscapes like this in Europe where you can actually go camping without hearing cars and seeing powerlines, so places like this are a goldmine. Thanks for the tips and the gorgeous photos!
This place looks so beautiful, love your pictures!
I had heard of Snowdonia but not of the national park and it looks amazing. Thanks for sharing the gear tips, I never know what to pack for this sort of trip
Glad you found the tips helpful. The park is pretty big and amazing views from many spots. A total must if you love the outdoors.
Oh wow! How great to have somewhere so beautiful on our doorstep. I've just returned after 3 years abroad and I can't wait to start exploring the great outdoors!
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