Over the late May bank holiday, Lucas and I journeyed down to Wales for the long weekend. We spent Friday through Monday in Caernarfon touring castles, hiking and enjoying the warmish weather. On Saturday, fueled by Eccles cakes and bacon sandwiches, we set off to climb Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales.
We took the Ranger Path, having read on the national park website that it was not too taxing and offered excellent views the whole way up. The hike was roughly 9 miles, but nowhere was it particularly grueling. The path wasn’t extremely crowded until merging with the others when we neared the top. You’d need to be in reasonable shape to make it to the top but it is a pleasant walk and the views well worth it. It can be a bit frustrating to see the train riders when you reach the top but it’s pretty obvious to tell who walked based on clothing (and sweatiness).
Afterward, we headed back to Caernarfon for coffee and Dutch pancakes at scoops, an excellent post hike snack.
I’d like to spend some more time in snowdonia, maybe visiting some of the other towns and taking more walks. Wales was beautiful, and I’ll post about our times in Conwy, Caernarfon and Beaumaris separately!
Have you hiked Snowdon? What other walks would you recommend in Wales?