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Helig

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« Reply #2070 on: November 01, 2019, 09:53:20 AM »
Your account of the walk on Conwy Mountain took me back, Hugo. My father was stationed on the Conwy Morfa camp in WW2. He used to go on Conwy Mountain doing exercises with explosives. He liked to talk about his days there. When we moved to Llandudno in the 1960s, he loved to go and walk over Conwy Mountain and took me with him. We went to Conwy, walked up the road under the castle gatehouse until we came to a path up the mountain which was some way up the road. We climbed up Conwy Mountain and walked all along until we descended down to Dwygyfylchi.  In Dwygyfylchi we stopped in a cafe for a cup of tea and walked to the main road where we caught a bus back to Conwy. It was a full afternoon's walk but beautiful with all the views and items of interest. My father relived his wartime days and was always happy to do this walk whenever he could. He used to say there were more men killed on these wartime exercises with explosives, than on active service.

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Hugo

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« Reply #2071 on: November 01, 2019, 12:06:53 PM »
I'm pleased that the walk brought back some pleasant memories for you Helig and it was nice hearing about the walk that you did with your father that time.
We are quite fortunate to live so near to such beautiful places.  there has been so many changes  since your father was stationed there. 

The A55,  Conwy Marina and the Aberconwy Resort & Spa for instance.

I was just looking at the free November magazine last night and featured in it was the Bowmoor Lodge from the Aberconwy Spa which is on sale at a cool 449,995.00       :o

A bit different from the barracks that your father would have been in

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« Reply #2072 on: November 02, 2019, 10:08:35 AM »
Some great photos of The Lone Tree on the edge of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis. , I thought the walkers would appreciate them....  You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

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Hugo

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« Reply #2073 on: November 02, 2019, 12:09:45 PM »
That's a super photo Steve and it's a must do photo for anyone walking on that quieter side of the lake            $good$

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« Reply #2074 on: November 02, 2019, 09:34:56 PM »
Great photograph

Hugo

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« Reply #2075 on: November 09, 2019, 02:12:07 PM »
Yesterday,  I drove up the A5 to Llangollen and had a short but very enjoyable walk with Mrs H.      I parked the car in the Horseshoe Falls car park and we took the path across the field to St Tysilio's Church in Llantysilio.     The weather was good but after the recent heavy rainfalls we have been having the path was wet and slippy in places, the Church was open so we had a quick peek inside and then took the path by the side of the fast flowing River Dee to the Horseshoe Falls.
The weir supplies the water to the Llangollen Canal so we then walked along the canal, passing under a couple of bridges before returning along the canal path.   The trees were in good Autumn colours but were quickly falling into the canal and slowly drifting away.
On our return  walk we came to the Chain Bridge Hotel and walked alongside the river across the shaky suspension bridge, but stopping to admire the views and take some photos.    The torrent of water coming down the River Dee was both impressive but also frightening by its power and unfortunately I should imagine that there would be some flooding down stream.     What was nice to see was so many people in the Chain Bridge Hotel enjoying the views and their meals.
Crossing the bridge we had a steep climb to the road and just paused to see the neat and tidy Berwyn Railway Station.    We had seen the steam train leave the station earlier on and we noticed that there were about seven carriages behind the engine and we both remarked that sometimes, even at peak times the BR train only has two cars which didn't make much sense to us.
We then followed the road which crossed the river and made our way to the car park.
It was a lovely sunny day and after reading Steve's weather report on Llangollen I'm glad we went when we did as there has been some snow in that area today

Hugo

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« Reply #2076 on: November 09, 2019, 02:14:28 PM »
Llangollen