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 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
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
Missed the heather in full bloom but still pretty.
See. Happy face this time.
On my way to the Tre’r Ceiri Iron Age hill fort looking towards Porthmadog and Snowdonia (roughly)
Entering the hill fort
This time you could even make out the round shapes of the stone huts.
Lunch break with a view. Yr Eifl and the heavily quarried and inaccessible Garnfor on the left, looking along the coast line towards Caernarfon.
Leaving the hill fort through another of the old ramps. Next stop the highest peak of ‘The Rivals’, Yr Eifl.
Looking back towards the hill fort. The size is astonishing.
Never break with old traditions! ‘Summit chocolate’ – I was introduced to this as a child during summer holiday camps in the Dolomites.
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.