Winter in Snowdonia

Winter in Snowdonia

Taken from the intersection of the PYG track and the Miner`s track on the way to the summit of Snowdon, looking down onto the heart shaped lake of Llyn Glaslyn with the splendid North Face of Lliwedd in the background.
on Dec 30, 2014 6:56 pm
Image Type(s): Scenery
Image ID: 925985


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Noondueler - Dec 31, 2014 3:28 am - Voted 10/10

My goodness!

What a marvelous mountain winter scene!


mills - Dec 31, 2014 5:36 am - Hasn't voted

Re: My goodness!

Thanks so much Windsor, my first walk back on the hill since I broke my back in a rock climbing accident 3 months back !


EricChu - Dec 31, 2014 4:41 am - Voted 10/10


A really top photo!!!


mills - Dec 31, 2014 5:37 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful!

Thank you Eric, hope you had a wonderful Christmas :)


ColoradoCole - Jan 4, 2015 9:41 am - Hasn't voted


From a person that lives where treeline is above 11k feet, it is very interesting to see treeline so low. Even though this is such a low peak (in my standards) it is pretty epic. Looks kind of like the Indian Peaks Wilderness in Colorado.


mills - Jan 4, 2015 2:10 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic

Interesting ! Throughout the bulk of the British uplands natural tree-line woodlands and scrub has been destroyed by grazing and burning. The upper limit of the woodland that remains is generally depressed well below its potential natural limit. The true upper limit of tree growth is represented by scattered trees on crags and in other rocky places inaccessible to grazing animals.

With the snow cover in Winter the peaks of Snowdonia can be quite a formidable place, as you point out they are relatively low in statue compared to other ranges. To many people have underestimated Snowdonia and unfortunately hikers/walkers die on the peaks every year.


ColoradoCole - Jan 4, 2015 6:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic

Would you know the actual treeline in Snowdonia? I always like to figure out treeline in places all around the world.


mills - Jan 5, 2015 12:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic

Not exactly but, the woodlands in Snowdonia only covers 17% of the total park !
An educated guess would be no more than 300ft, most of the bigger forestry are evergreen plantations with parts of Snowdonia with broad-leaf trees mainly Oak.


ColoradoCole - Jan 5, 2015 6:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Epic

That's amazing. Rocky Mountain National Park has over 60 peaks over 12k feet (and one 14k foot one) and yet only is 1/3 above treeline!


Nanuls - Jan 10, 2015 11:12 am - Voted 10/10

Yr Wyddfa

Helo Mills

Foto hardd o'r Wyddfa!

Dwi ddim wedi defnyddio SP am ychydig o flynyddoedd felly mae'n wych i dod yn ol a gweld bod Eryri dal yn cael lle ar y dudalen flaen.

Nid oeddwn i'n gwybod bod yo wedi torri'ch cefn - rwy'n gobeithio bod ti'n gwella erbyn hyn.



mills - Jan 11, 2015 3:39 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Yr Wyddfa

Diolch iti Dan. Mi nesh i torri fy cefn wrth ddisgyn yn Stanage, nesh i torri fy `sacrum` mewn dau lle ac hefyd cael anaf i fy mhen a `soft tissue injury` i fy ysgwydd ac garddwn !
Dwi`n gwella rwan diolch ac newydd cael sessiwn cyntaf ar y wal ddringo heno, wedi colli `stamina` ac nerth yn fy mysidd hefyd, yr unig ffordd ydi i fynnu rwan peth bynnag !

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