Cadair Idris Stroll

With the recent snowy weather, some may be interested about the conditions in southern Snowdonia as of Thursday afternoon:

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As you can see we took an afternoon walk on Cadair’s slopes. There were frequent snow showers blowing in on a northerly wind. The snow on the ground was starting to drift around and while the temperature in the valley has crept just above freezing, it certainly hasn’t done so on the mountains.

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The ground is icy and if traversing far or high, crampons might be advisable. I don’t know what the weather will bring over the next few days but if it continues in this vein, then all who venture out should be experienced and well equipped. That said it is very beautiful and enjoyable.

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Our walk was only a short family one, taken on the way back from the local farm suppliers but well worthwhile & a good stretch out after our day photographing wild birds of prey yesterday.

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The major roads are in very good condition, the council having done a good job but some of the higher minor roads may not be passable. Yesterday we found snow ploughed drifts that were up to the top of the car windows!

P.S. I have some more kite & buzzard images coming up – maybe I’ll get to post them tomorrow, do check back soon.

 

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