Monday, 7 January 2013

Wild Wales!

We spent a lovely Wedding Anniversary weekend in Snowdonia, in Betws-y-coed. The weather was very wet and windy, but this made for amazingly spectacular rapids and falls!

Our hotel looked out onto the mountains, and local walks gave so many opportunities to enjoy Nature in all her splendour.

St Mary's, the main parish church, has the most beautiful Burne-Jones stained glass windows, like All Saints in Putney. The Eucharist was celebrated half in English, half in Welsh.

St Michaels's is a tiny church, simple and still standing at 700 years old. Just by the church is this fantastic suspension footbridge which wobbles wonderfully when you walk along! 
This Telford bridge commemorates the Battle of Waterloo, and welcomes you to Betws-y-coed.
Faces to be found everywhere!
We met a ceramicist, Martin O'Neill, who specialises in Japanese Raku jewellery, and also pit-firing.
Find him at His studio is just by the station, and do visit if you are ever near Betws-y-coed. I treated myself to this beautiful pendant.
We had a fabulous time, and would love to go back again in warmer weather and have a go at Snowdon; you can get up via a furnicular railway and walk down.......!


  1. Thanks so much for the comment darling! And nice places in these pics =)

  2. Oh wow! My parents used to take us camping to Betws-y-coed, I have many fond memories of this area! xxx

  3. aww!!! how did i miss this post?

    happy belated anniversary!
    what glorious views! what a beautiful place!

    thank for sharing these gorgeous photos.

    big hugs~


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