Snowdonia is a region of North Wales, a national park which consists of multiple mountains, including Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. This place is very famous among hikers and rock climbers. Thus we decided to visit this National Park and spent 2 days just walking around, attempt to climb the mountain (not very successful) and most importantly enjoy the fresh air, nice scenery and relax.
Direct train to Bangor took about 3.5 hours. As you can see, there’s ample supply of snacks and books to keep us occupied. The only thing missing from the pic is our DS Lite, which was also packed along in case we were too bored.
This is where we stayed, YHA @ Pen-y-Pass. This hostel is situated in the middle of the national park, in between the mountains. There’s no surrounding buildings beside the car park and a bus stop. All the hikers parked their car here and start hiking up to Snowdon and then normally they would end up in Llandberis, a small town which they then take a bus back to this car park.
Pen-y-Pass viewed from the Miner’s Track.
Could this be Snowdon?
I’m on top …. not! hahaha this is only the beginning of the hike.
Car park view again…
Yummy English breakfast servced at the hostel.
Entrance to the Youth Hostel and Pen-y-Pass car park.
We took the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Snowdon. However due to refurbishment of the summit building, the train stops at Clogwyn Station, 306m below the summit.
We were so lucky to have 46 kids traveling with us in the same train! We both had mild headaches when we arrive back at the station.
Can you see the train and its track??
Creative solution for not having a tripod.
Lots of tourists travel with their dogs.
View of Padarn Lake in Llanberis.
That’s me back. The weather wasnt that good… it was raining on and off.
Entrance/exit to the Miner’s Track.
There was lots of sheep roaming around the mountains.
Sunset view from Pen-y-Pass.