Yr Eifl revisited

If you read my blog regularly you might remember that I visited the region of Yr Eifl on the Llŷn Peninsula before. But instead of the promised glorious views I got stuck in the clouds and a very cold wind.

I wasn't too impressed last time ( you might be able to tell)  as you couldn't see a thing and the wind was quite fierce and cold.

I wasn’t too impressed last time (you might be able to tell) as I couldn’t see a thing and the wind was quite fierce and cold.

It was time to give it another try as the forecast sounded quite good and what can I say, it was amazing! The views are spectacular and even though it was a very fine day I had the mountains almost all to myself. I won’t bore you with too many details (you can read it in the older post), just enjoy the views.

Looking towards Yr Eifl from the Porth-y-Nant upper car park

Looking towards Yr Eifl from the Porth-y-Nant upper car park

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Not too bad so far. Imagine this to be a 3/4 turn. Yr Eifl (left) is actually more behind me, then you get a stunning view across the Llyn Peninsula

Yr Eifl heather

Missed the heather in full bloom but still pretty.

happy face

See. Happy face this time.

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On my way to the Tre’r Ceiri Iron Age hill fort looking towards Porthmadog and Snowdonia (roughly)

Tre'r Ceiri 1

Entering the hill fort

Tre'r Ceiri 2

This time you could even make out the round shapes of the stone huts.

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Lunch break with a view. Yr Eifl and the heavily quarried and inaccessible Garnfor on the left, looking along the coast line towards Caernarfon.

Tre'r Ceiri 3

Leaving the hill fort through another of the old ramps. Next stop the highest peak of ‘The Rivals’, Yr Eifl.

Tre'r Ceiri 4

Looking back towards the hill fort. The size is astonishing.

Yr Eifl

Almost there.

summit chocolate

Never break with old traditions! ‘Summit chocolate’ – I was introduced to this as a child during summer holiday camps in the Dolomites.

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Almost 360º panoramic view from the summit. It was so worth it.

If you’re ever in the area on a nice day, just do it and go up there. There is also a ‘Weatherman Walk’ available for the area.

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