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Betws Y Coed – Snowdonia

Posted: September 10, 2016 in Wales

Betws Y Coed is a beautiful village in North Wales where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, the Llugwy, the Lldr and the Machno. Much of it was built in Victorian times and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park.
Set nestled in a valley surrounded by mountains, mature trees <including the infamous giant Douglas Fir>, cascading waterfalls, hill-top lakes, river pools and ancient bridges with a stunning 14th century church of St Michael’s which is one of the oldest in the country.

Pont-y-Pair (the bridge of the cauldron) in the centre of the village was built in 1468 and provides amazing photo opportunities of the cascading water and rapids. At the far end of the village is the Thomas Telford’s iron Waterloo Bridge built in 1815 another notable place for a photo


Snowdonia National Park

Posted: September 5, 2016 in Wales

Fabulous day walking up Snowdon – Pyg up and Miner down

Stunning views and fresh clear air,

“My lungs have never felt so good”

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