Great Ormes Head

Monday 19th October 2015

By now, we’d consumed our final breakfast in Rhosgoch cottage, had packed up and removed all of our belongings and rationed off the outstanding and uneaten food (a lot of which, ended up with me).

Ahead of the very long drive home, we aimed to at least make something of our final morning in North Wales. Our original plan was to visit Bryn Cader Faner, a few miles to the south… But as it was out of range of the OS map we had and a three-mile walk was required to get there, we weren’t entirely confident, knowing that we would also like to be back home before nightfall and not wandering aimlessly around rural Welsh countryside.

In a rather spontaneous move, we continued north up the coast, passing through a tunnel that travelled under the seat and out to Great Ormes Head, a peninsula close to Llandudno.

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Weekend in Waunfawr

Waunfawr (a name I’m still unsure of how to pronounce) is where we set up for the weekend, in a four-bedroom Rhosgoch Cottage that felt far removed from everyday society.

In this post, I’ll look at what we had available on site and within the local area.

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Riding the Welsh Highland Railway

Saturday 17th October 2015

We left Caernarfon Castle with two options to ensure our return to the cottage:

  1. We could phone ‘home’ for a lift.
  2. We could take the train home and walk a few short miles back from the station.

Walking the six-mile distance wasn’t an attractive scenario, with my OS map still in the boot of the car we’d waved goodbye to a few hours earlier, it would’ve meant following the roads of reassurance… For a good two-hours.

So, we each payed for our one-way tickets to Waunfawr and hopped on to the Welsh Highland Railway.

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Caernarfon Castle

Saturday 17th October 2015

This is the first post in a short series detailing the events a group of us experienced during a weekend in North Wales last month.

Where I could begin with ‘Day One’, that mostly consisted of a four-and-a-half-hour journey, plus time spent settling in. I’ll include my photos and reflections from that in a separate post, bundled together with other images taken from the area surrounding our cottage.

Here, we were off to Caernarfon Castle for a few hours.

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Back From Wales – Again!

Quite late on Monday evening, I arrived back home after a weekend away in North Wales. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to forewarn you of this latest adventure but I intend to share a short summary of our events in this post.


As time goes on (and I’m still writing about the days I spent up in Derbyshire, last month), I’ll have more detail for you. In the mean time, here are the highlights.

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