dear diary,

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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.

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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.

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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’…

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Next stop for these boots…

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…climbing Snowdon. xx

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