Sunday, 22 November 2020

Snowdons Watkin Path 21 st September 2020

 Today i am going up Snowdons fabulous Watkin path , with Ozzy and drone for an adventure .

Having driven all the way into Snowdonia and down towards Llyn Gwynant the conditions look great for a quick drone flight, so stopping right next to the lake I take these images with the Phantom 4 pro drone.

Now to start the Watkin path , parking near the small cafe in the lay by ,  taking the path through the woods.

                                        Out into the open for a first glimpse of the waterfalls 

At the top of the large waterfall by the first blue pool I stop and get the drone up in the air for a couple images.

Now to continue up to the top of the falls where the valley flattens out by the hydro dam on the stream.
It is quite hot already , so I let Ozzy jump into the deep crystal clear water in one of the pools.

                                              The Hydro electric dam on the stream.

                                      Time to put the drone up again for a quick image.
The path winds up the flat valley floor all the way past the Gladstone Rock and up to a ruined quarry building where the path starts to climb steeply.


                                                        These slate fences are fabulous.

The ruined buildings near the old slate quarry's , I think these used to be stables for the horses.

                                          The way ahead , steep uphill from now on.

Getting fabulous views now 

Hazy view towards the sea.

That is the Summit of Snowdon up there , the steep scree section leading up to the top looks fairly busy today , in fact I have never seen so many people on this route    Ever!
I am not going up to the top today , just want to get the drone up above the ridge overlooking Llyn Llydaw.

                                      First view over the ridge looking down on the lake.

                                  There is a 600ft drop straight down just over this ridge.

Time for a rest before flying , its fairly windy up here but very hot in the sun out of the wind. 

                                                                    Standing on the Edge 
                                                                      Bwlch Cillau ridge 

                                        Bwlch Cillau ridge panorama ,  9 frames p4p drone 

                                                    5 frame Vertorama of Llyn Llydaw 

                                        Snowdon Summit, Crob Goch and Llyn Glaslyn 

                                                                          Bwlch Cillau

Time to head back down now , there is a big que of people waiting to get to the summit on the top of Snowdon!    crazy amount of people up here today! 

                                                           Back to the blue pools                   

                                                Looking down the valley from the waterfalls 

                               The end of a fabulous day on Snowdon , knackered now!  

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