To the left of here you find the slopes climbing up to Cnicht. To the right, Moelwyn hills where the wild camping is even better. Behind, you find rough open spaces which eventually lead down to Dolwyddelan. Ahead of this view you look across to Snowdon although you can’t see this very well.

Walk to the left towards Cnicht and you see Moel Hebog and the sea. The Nant Gwynant valley is below. It’s a marvellous part of Snowdonia and although small and of no great height, it’s one my favourites.

If you climb here from Nant Gwynant and the direction of Llyn Edno, the outlook is exquisite. Cnicht, Hebog, Snowdon in the distance, the sea beyond; all this occurs at once.

Llyn Adar is beautifully silent. You hear an occasional lapping ripple, nothing more. It will be noisier in wind but this is a sunken area where you are protected. It’s said that animals recharge themselves like batteries when they sleep. They select places where they benefit from the earth’s magnetism. Sleeping beside Llyn Adar is wonderfully refreshing.

 

Welsh Mountain Lakes: Llyn Adar And Tent

Saturday June 20, 2009