Back in May 2023 we met my parents in Birmingham, England and took a train to Wales for a lot of exploring on foot. We stayed in 3 different little towns at inns, with some transport between them on foot and some via taxi. This is Part 3 — Llanberis and departure. See Parts 1 and 2 if you like.
See the full set of pictures here.
Llanberis and Departure
Snowdonia trails into LLanberis
Our taxi dropped us off at the foot of a trail heading up the side of a mountain and carried our bags onward to our room in Llanberis.
Around the lake
That was the end of the active part of the trip; from Llanberis we took a taxi to Bangor Station, and caught a train to Birmingham airport. We overnighted in a hotel near the airport and flew out the next morning.
We like the idea of getting ourselves from place to place in general, with our bags moving via car — but there definitely is some calibration necessary for
- route instructions; signage and landmarks in the woods can be very unreliable, so next time I’d rely more on GPX downloads to follow
- intensity / difficulty levels; we upped our on-foot activity prior to the trip, but it was not enough
- weather (we got very lucky in that it never rained once on us, but it was also quite hot at times)