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As its a few years since I've bee nto Snowdon area I'm after some info:
names/location of cheap campsites.
Suggestions for walks/scrambles with an over night bivvi. Plan is to get there Friday evening walk for a few hours them bivvi and carry on on the Saturday. It is for me and my climbing buddy, rather than a bushcraft outing so fire possiblities etc. don't realy play a part of the plans.
also is there a good campsite (for me & SWMBO) around Centre for Alternative Technology or on the coast were we might catch some surf.
Someone said a while back that the Cwellyn Arms near Beddgelert is a good camp site. Haven't stayed there myself, although I know the pub. Or there is a nice Forestry Commission campsite just up the road too.
There are so many hikes to know what to suggest! The various paths up Snowdon are the obvious ones. There is the North Wales path. Gwydr forest is well worth a visit. Lots of fun to be had in the Carneddau. (Did Foel Fras myself yesterday - still feeling the effects of that fun! :lol:) It's quieter on the Carneddau side too (although it's all buzy in comparison at this time of year :?:).
Try Tryfan (http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks3/w215.shtml) or Snowdon via Crib Goch (http://www.walkingbritain.co.uk/walks/walks0/wx36.shtml) if you want tougher.
Hope that helps - PM me if you want more info.
I'm sure lots of other people will have suggestions of their favorites too! :wink:
Thakns for the info - I was thinking of Crib Goch as I've only ever done the horse shoe in winter conditions.
The other option was to somewhere around Ogwen. However, suspect if our style is followed the time will be split between the Vanoyl and Pete's Eats
If you're with a climbing buddy, Bristly Ridge from Tryfan up onto the Glydrs is a nice litle scamble - has one or two steps that are a bit trickier than Crib Goch.
If you get nice sunny weather, you could go and play on Idwall slabs for a little while too. The lower slabs are at such a nice angle that you can walk about on them with climbing shoes. A friend and I went to Wales one day hoping to find a bit of ice in the nearby gullies and met a heatwave instead. Not to be defeated we decided to do Idwall (the ideal place for friction climbing) in full rigid platic boots instead. We got most of the way up using a mass of little pocket holds, then it dumped it down with rain and sleet. All our handholds promptly filled up with rain and melting ice :yikes: turned the climb into a mini epic ! I still remember the pain of my freezing fingers after the glory of warm rock as if it was yesterday.
I've PM'd you with some details, have a good trip!! :wave: