Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 4 and Day 5: Rest Day & Llan Ffestiniog to Betsw-y-Coed (16.5 miles)

I had plugged in my powerbank to charge the night before and woke up in the morning to discover that the charging cable had decided to stop being operational. This was not great. I had managed to charge my phone completely, but I knew it would take the best part of the day to get … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 4 and Day 5: Rest Day & Llan Ffestiniog to Betsw-y-Coed (16.5 miles)

Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 1: Bangor to Llanberis (13.5 miles)

It was only a short walk from Bangor train station to where I dipped below the road and went into the trees. The trail began on a cycle path, a languid and dappled start to a trail where the landscape would become unruly and desolate and achingly bleak many times. For now, I enjoyed the … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 1: Bangor to Llanberis (13.5 miles)