Llyn Gwynant – Fire Pit Central

This was our first visit to the campsite in Llyn Gwynant and picked a scorcher of a time to go. The Weather was just perfect and was ideal for the kayaking and walking that we did. The campsite itself is large and it was really busy but despite the many groups, a lot doing their Duke of Edinburgh awards, was peaceful and noise not that noticeable considering the number of campers.  We got a pitch on one of the back fields right by the river and as a consequence were regularly visited by Mr and Mrs Duck and their brood. Roland, our very good friend, also joined us in enjoying the sunshine.

The evening, in this mobile network free zone, it was back to nature with everyone sitting round their fire pits, actually taking to each other, singing songs, practising yoga and fussing their dogs. As it turned out there is a bar on site too, which is open till the mid evening which did get a visit once or twice.

The Valley itself and the lake, at the top of which the campsite is located, is beautiful and only a short walk got us into the next area of it and Llyn Dinas, another delightful lake and area we have explored, many times in the past. We took the opportunity to have a Purple Moose Beer in Caffi Gwynant 🙂 (hey it was a long walk!)

Heading home we also took the opportunity to pop into the historic Pen Y Gwryd Hotel to soak up that sense of adventure

“It was at the Pen y Gwryd Hotel (or ‘PyG’) that members of the 1953 Everest Expedition stayed during their training for that historic adventure, and it subsequently became – and remains – a place of pilgrimage for mountaineers the world over.”

Anyway here are the snaps from our more modest trip, Hope you like them….