Great things are done when men and mountains meet
Ridge scrambling and tea with fat people
The Nantlle Ridge is reputed to be one of the finest ridge walks in Wales and it didn't disappoint. Paul T and Dave H, headed up on a Wednesday evening to stay at the Cwellyn Arms for a couple of nights. Whilst the bar itself was a touch 1970s, the beer and food was good and the rooms were lovely - they also have a farmhouse, a bunkhouse and a campsite (complete with fire pits) up the road. It also had the advantage of being at the foot of both the Nantlle Ridge in one direction and the Rhyd Ddu path up Snowdon the other.
After a typically large breakfast we headed straight out of the pub and after a short stroll on paths, we went straight up onto the ridge - doing most of the climbing for the day in one go. The weather was somewhat confused and was largely unable to decide whether to obscure us in cloud or bathe us in weak sunshine. Having reached the top of Y Garn (no, not that one) we headed along the ridge which was a combination of walking on grassy paths and then scrambling up and over intermediate peaks. Think of it as Crib Goch with......Read more