The Bothy Code

The Mountain Bothies Association has formally reopened the bothies again! As we currently exist in a tenuous ebb of a worldwide pandemic, it is even more important that we respect the code of use that surrounds the bothies. Admittedly, it may not have crossed all of our minds that they were formally closed (after all, … Continue reading The Bothy Code

Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection

Stats for the Snowdonia Slate Trail Start: Bangor Finish: Bethesda Distance: 83 miles (134km) Total ascent: 13,648ft (4160m) Traditional sections: (anticlockwise over seven days) Bangor - Llanberis, 14 milesLlanberis - Rhyd Ddu, 14.5 miles Rhydd Ddu - Blaenau Ffestiniog, 16.5 miles Blaenau Ffestiniog - Penmachno 16.5 milesPenmachno - Capel Curig, 11.5 milesCapel Curig - Bethesda, … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail: Information, Advice and Personal Reflection

Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 6: Betsw-y-Coed to Bethesda (16.5 miles)

I can usually reasonably assume, both at home and in a tent, that I will wake up just before morning light. However, when I peeled open my eyes in the morning, my tent was already completely lit up. I quickly packed my things away, still yawning away a deep sleep and made my way back … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 6: Betsw-y-Coed to Bethesda (16.5 miles)

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 2: Llanberis to Beddgelert (20 miles)

The wind whipped around all night, bringing with it spontaneous showers. I was happy, warm and smug in my cocoon, bedded down in my little piece of cosy territory amongst the angry night. Except it wasn't really my territory was it. I came to realise this when just after three in the morning I was … Continue reading Snowdonia Slate Trail, Day 2: Llanberis to Beddgelert (20 miles)