Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Yr Arwydd & Holyhead Mountain – 22 November

More snow and rain overnight along with a low cloud base quickly convinced us that bagging the two Marilyns on Anglesey would make a reasonable day out, and it did. Keith had bagged them previously but had seen nothing from Holyhead Mountain because of the conditions and was happy to back to both.

20151122_001_NantPeris-1035View through the window at Beudy Mawr on Sunday morning

Yr Arwydd is very nearly a ‘drive up’ with a car park beyond the nearby village which wasn’t there the last time Keith was. A well worn path leads to the Trig Point and impressive views in all directions. I am sure the views of Snowdonia are impressive but the the low cloud there hid them from us.

 

20151122_002_NantPeris-39From Yr Arwydd east to Great Orme

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From Yr Arwydd west to Lleyn Peninsula

Yr Arwydd was good and Holyhead Mountain even better. Once out of the heritage park and up the hill the views are really superb. The sun was low in the sky and under heavy clouds but the horizon in all directions was clear. Assuming we correctly worked out what we were looking at then we were able to see Southern Ireland, Isle of Man, Southern Scotland and the Lancashire coast.

20151122_004_NantPeris-65-EditTwo Ferries going to Dun Laoghaire

 

20151122_005_NantPeris-78-EditLooking west from Holyhead Mountain

20151122_006_NantPeris-225-EditIn front of a roaring fire to conclude the afternoon

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