Dinner at The Red Lion
I had a steak for dinner
and here are all my clothes drying out up in my room.
Friday 15th March 2019
After the day before I added layers to my clothes for the day. Here is everything laid out ready…
After breakfast the weather looked as bad as the day before. We had read about planes on their way to RAF Valley following the A5 and we decided to go and check out this location.
From Dinas Mawddwy we took the direct route to Lynn Ogwen that took us along a series of narrow B roads until we Betws-y-Coed.
The rains the previous day had flooded fields and in places the roads were running with water draining off the hills.
We parked in the National Trust car park and went for a cup of tea .
Across the A5 we walked at the end of the lake and climbed over the sty to see if we could climb any higher. The lake’s water raced under the bridge just below us.
There were two paths. One that appeared to go almost vertical up a scree and the other alonside the river. We watched a party of German hikers make their way up and down the rocks on the second path.
Neither us wanted to try either of these paths!
To Llyn Idwal
We then followed the path away from the centre.
We came to the small hill that overlooked the lake. There we left the path and walked up until we sat on a useful rock there and watched up valley along the A5.
If planes flew up the valley they would have been above us but at least could see where some of the shots had been taken.
Behind us we watched a large party of walkers descend down from Llyn Idwal.
We carried on walking to the upper lake, Llyn Idwal. The path was made of laid stones to prevent erosion and best of all it was dry. At the lake we chatted to a shepherd who had been up on the mountains moving sheep. One of his dogs had trotted around the lake and was stalking walkers on the other side. One quiet word and the dog raced back to us.
As we chatted he learnt where we were staying and told us how good the food was at the Red Lion. Their fame clearly travels. The shepherd went on his way back down. My missed opportunity was not asking if I could take a portrait.