Another bank holiday, another camping trip.  This time in Snowdonia, staying at Dolgam near Capel Curig.

Saturday started with some mountain biking at Coed y Brenin.  Firstly the green Yr Afon trail (at 5 year old pace!) then after lunch a much more exciting mix of MinorTaur (blue) and Cyflym Coch (red).

bike with waterfall

To cool down after that we went wild swimming in the Llugwy, just below the siphon-tastic mess that is Pont Cyfyng.  Yuck. Others did actually swim, but I splashed around waist deep because it was rather cold.

On Sunday I turned down more mountain biking on grounds that the Penmacho trail would probably break me (and indeed, they had quite a few crashes).  Instead we had a little wander around Betws y Coed and ate some welshcakes.

In the afternoon while others went to the Tryweryn, 3 of us walked up Moel Siabod, starting at Plas y Brenin and ending back at the campsite.  10k of steep up and down, with a bit of a scramble along the top and fantastic views.  And a really good time of day for it, as all the big groups of walkers were on their way back down ;)

looking towards Snowden from the top
at the top, enjoying the view over non cloudy Snowdon!

More (savoury! yum yum) welshcakes on the Monday as I popped into Betws again before heading home.


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