Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Beautiful Britain - Betws-y-Coed, Out & About

Hi there everyone

The weather was really kind to us on our weekend away in Betws-y-Coed, back in August, and we did manage to get out and about quite a bit.

Our first wanderings took in Conwy and Swallow Falls.

We'd never been to Conwy Falls before so were quite excited to see what they would hold.
It was a short, but fairly steep walk down to the falls and I'm really glad that we visited, but personally I didn't think they were a patch on Swallow Falls, which are a real favourite.

The fitter of our party decided to walk from Conwy Falls, via the Fairy Glen, to Swallow Falls. The rest of us opted for the easier option of driving, meeting up for drinks along the way.
It sounds like it was a long old walk but The Fairy Glen looked just lovely, we must make a return visit to have a look at this ourselves.

As ever, Swallow Falls didn't disappoint and was more impressive for the amount of rain we've had recently.
Our other big day out found us back in Llanberis, another familiar haunt, where we took a trip on the Lake Railway, saving Snowdon for another day.

The steam engine takes you on a five mile journey alongside Lake Padarn, past Dolbardarn Castle and the National Slate Museum, through the country park and along the shores of the Lake to Penllyn.
There is a short stop on the way back, which would be great for a picnic, where we got to see the driver stoking the fire.
There was then just time for a wander up the high street, where we managed to find somewhere nice for lunch.

We'd had a lovely few days, the weather had been amazing, compared to what had been forecast. We'd had a good old catch up, which will see us through until we do it all again in 2018 ... when Robin Hood's Bay is on the cards 😀

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