Nant Gwynant

24/07/2015 - 21:57

Nant Gwynant - one of the most striking and beguiling valleys in Wales. The northern sides rise to the summit of Wales' highest mountain, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon).





Away to the south lies the quiet hills of Moel y Dyniewyd and the Moelwynion range.


The view of the  Nantgwynant valley from the wooded hills to the west of Beddgelert, plenty of bluebells amongst the trees in spring.



The Afon Glaslyn river runs through two majestic lakes, Llyn Gwynant and Llyn Dinas,



Afternoon light from moody skies upon Llyn Dinas



past the Sygun Copper Mines...





Beyond the picturesque village of Beddgelert, it tumbles down to sea-level through the glacier-gouged Aberglaslyn Pass. Wonderful walks on well maintained paths (looked after by the National Trust) give wonderful views of the river and the wider valley.




Afon Glaslyn rapids, below Beddgelert



It's a valley steeped in legends, industrial heritage, and surround in an air of grandeur. Pastoral idylls with native woodland copses giving way to the beckoning heights carved by glaciers over deep time. A breathtaking area to explore.





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