Nantlle Ridge from Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales

Nantlle Ridge from Beddgelert, Gwynedd, Wales

In many ways, Beddgelert seems to be geared towards the more genteel visitor with its needless myth thrown in for good measure. However, there are bare hills surrounding it so it is a source of wonder why it wouldn't make a good centre for exploring what surrounds it. You can see a sample of them in the photo. The steep-sided humps that are Trum y Ddysl, Mynydd Drws-y-coed and Y Garn may not be the highest (just look at the tree line to see what I mean; it rarely goes above 300 metres above see level due to the strength of winds in higher places) but that is no impediment to having an appeal. It all reminds me that I haven't been this way for a while now; it might be a good time for a return trip.

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