The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Friday 11 December 2009

Llyn Eiddew-mawr

What a fantastic afternoon's walk! The weather was as good as promised and the route chosen was sympathetic to legs which are unaccustomed to exercise.

A lovely route it was too, bringing us to a llyn that we've not before visited. I can't say that I would recommend it as a night stop. In common with most of the Rhinnogau the terrain is predominantly bog and tussock.

We did find ourselves a reasonable pitch a few moments before the sun set (giving us a lovely colourful display). There's even a sea view from the door of the tent - or at least there was when there was any light to see it.

Now there's a sky filled with a trillion stars and the promise of a cool night.
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  1. You have chosen good weather for this trip back to your old favourite Rhinnogau. I was heading in that direction on last summer's backpack, but cut the route short in bad wheather!

  2. Hello Mike!

    We didn't so much choose good weather for the trip, as had a lucky break. We were always going away this weekend, and for once the sun shone on us.

    It was not only a good route that we took, but Llyn Eiddew-mawr was one of the few places in the Rhinogs where we hadn't before trodden. I wouldn't choose it for another wild-camp, mind.