|Elidir Fawr from just below Marchlyn Fach|
Early Feb brought snow to everywhere except North Wales it seemed. There was a fair dusting on the mountains, with clear blue skies thrown into the mix, I just had to get my walking boots on. A few free hours and look at the map and the bus timetable found me looking at Marchlyn Mawr, the top reservoir for electric mountain, and then on up to Carnedd y Filiast if conditions were good.
|Taking in the views with a quick hot chocolate|
A road branches off to the left before Marchlyn Fawr, follow that down a little and there's a style over nothing and the path can be seen heading up. This seemed a good spot for a snack and a hot chocolate before the walk to the top. A handy set of footprints showed the path up so I could follow them and enjoy the views as more of the Carneddau started to appear.
|The Carneddau the otherside of Nant Ffrancon|
The boulders at the top took a bit of time to get around, but once there the views were stunning. Clear blue skies, snowy tops and not another soul to be seen were just perfect. Lots of pictures, soup and pita breads for lunch with a mug of hot chocolate before sadly turning around and heading back down. It was a shame not to have time to do the full Marchlyn round but I will be back to finish it off!