Early Spring in a Glaciated Valley

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Mar 01

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Walking in the area is on steep and exposed ground. We will be aiming for a full day out in a mountain environment.

Have you ever wandered what you'll find if you continue along the back road beyond the Idwal Cottage Hostel? Well, it becomes a beautiful, "hidden" lane, emerging from the trees as it links the Ogwen and Nant Ffrancon Valleys. It's actually the location used in the stunning scenery for the "Mr Bates v the Post Office" on ITV recently, much of which was filmed in the valley. 

After a short drive up the valley floor, you will reach Yr Hafod, a scout centre which will be our home for the weekend.

Yr Hafod is a well equipped hostel and, more importantly, is also incredibly well positioned to enable us to take advantage of numerous mountain walks in the area. We will be positioned at the base of the Glyderau, nestled between that range and the Carneddau to the north. We may tackle Glyder Fawr and Glyder Fach, or perhaps tackle Y Garn (which towers above the hostel), or cross the valley and give Pen Yr Ole Wen a go. We'll be smack bang in the middle North Wales' most inspiring mountaineering location, so the possibilities are endless for both walking and scrambling.

Friday evening will involve gathering in the hostel and getting to know our fellow attendees over dinner and drinks. On Saturday there will be one or more walks on offer, depending upon leader availability. Given our location, these will likely be on reasonably steep and high ground, but they will be within the capabilities of most hill walkers. We cannot guarantee an "easy walk" option, but of course you are always welcome to do your own thing if you wish. We will call upon volunteers to help with dinner on Saturday night, then on Sunday morning we will aim to offer a shorter local walk for those who do not need to rush off.

Dogs - this event is not suitable for dogs.

Photos: Photos provided by L Russell, M House, OutdoorLads and Yr Hafod. All used by OutdoorLads with full permission. 

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