A window onto North Wales & Snowdonia

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Snowdonia Photography

In Activities on July 22, 2009 at 10:43 pm

I found some breathtaking photos taken around the local area on Flickr recently, so I thought I’d share a few of my favourites.  Credit goes to the original artists, these are not my work (unfortunately!).

I’ve been learning with my new Panasonic DSLR so I thought they were pretty impressive. Snowdonia makes an excellent photograpic training ground any time of year, and I’ve got great shots all year round. Unfortunately nothing as good as these prize-winners yet, but once I get better results I’ll post some on here. If you’ve got any impressive North Wales shots add your link in the comments. Flickr is a great way to join the photo community, as well as looking for inspiration/new techniques to try out.

Click on the photos to see their Flickr page with the full-size version. They’re well worth a closer look! They’re all geotagged if you see somewhere you’d like to visit.

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Walker’s Guide: The Lakes & Woods of Tan-y-Bwlch

In Walker's Guides on July 18, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Woodlands by Llyn Mair

Our second walk is around the lakes and wooded hills of the old Plas Tan y Bwlch Estate. The main walk, without the extension to the viewpoint, takes about 1 ½ hours and is along easy tracks and paths (4 stiles to cross Ffestiniog Railway line and return) although you may want to allow time to picnic by one of the lakes.

If you want to take in the viewpoint, which involves some steep uphill and downhill sections, allow at least another 2 hours, or more if you want to enjoy the stunning views or picnic at the viewpoint. Read the rest of this entry »