dear diary,



Last Friday ‘my man’ and I decided to get out there and do some hill walking. We hadn’t really been all year, all we had done was talk about it…! The weather forecast was favourable, boots, rucksacks, walking sticks, map etc. were packed and sandwiches made, and ‘my man’ had worked out the route.



The alarm went off early on Saturday morning, but clearly not early enough, as when we got up to Pen-y-Pass car park too many others had the same idea and there were no spaces left. After a quick re-think by ‘my man’, who knows Snowdonia like the back of his hand, a U-turn was made and a new route decided upon.


Our walk took us around Llyn Idwal (middle name of ‘my man’), up past Idwal slabs and Devil’s Kitchen. We decided not to climb all the way up to Y Garn as we hadn’t done any serious hill stuff all year and this was supposed to be fun not agony. Not sure if any of you lovely ‘peeps’ have ever been to Snowdonia National Park? Let me tell you that the air is clean and crisp, the streams and lakes crystal clear and the scenery stunningly breathtaking.

We felt happy and invigorated by the time we got back to the car and ready to tackle a new week. We even found something resembling ‘Middle Earth’…

Middle Earth

Next stop for these boots…


…climbing Snowdon. xx

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  • Oh wow, what a view ~ that sounds awesome Heike! You are so kind, thank you ~ I love seeing your posts & IG photos too 🙂 Hope you are having a lovely week x x x

  • Heike

    Hi Claire,

    On a clear day the scenery is simply stunning, but even when the clouds are low or the mist is coming down the Welsh mountains have a spell like no other place.
    I love the ruggedness of it all and I am very lucky to live so close to the Snowdonia National Park. For an every day fix I have 360 degree views of the Clwydian hills and Offas Dyke from my windows. Hope all is well with you, i do so enjoy your posts and IG photos. xx

  • The scenery looks amazing Heike! I love the mountains. I find a walk in the hills always refreshes me. We visited Snowdon once, must have been 11 years ago when I was expecting Emily and we were holidaying in North Wales. Sadly the weather wasn’t great and it was too foggy to appreciate the views. Always wanted to go back some day! Husband considers himself welsh (his Dad was born in Mumbles) so always keen to pop over to Wales. The Black Mountains are our favourite spot to visit from here xx

  • beautiful pics!!!!!!
    xxxx Ale