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Last Light in Snowdon


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Hi This shot was taken a few weeks back while visiting this splendid area for the first time in years. So impressed with the area we are returning at Easter.



Always on
Premium Member
Looks like the pull-in just pass Pen-y-pass turning. Can just see Elephant Rock on the right of the frame. That’s worth a look if you drive past the lake.


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Paul/Jason, you are correct this is from the lay-by half way up the hill. Rather than trying for uniqueness I have tasked myself with using my telephoto lens more for Landscapes. Any suggestions on other good areas in this location most appreciated as mentioned we are returning at Easter.


Always on
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Llyn Mymbyr gives the classic view of the Snowdon range. It’s alongside the road from Capel Curig, towards Snowdon - you can’t miss it. The mountains catch the dawn light and a still morning gives reflections in the lake. Parking along the road at start of and midway along the lake. Nearest the village is better as the water is a little sheltered there so more chance of reflections. It’s a 30 second walk from the road, couldn’t be easier.

A couple I took there a while back:


The lake in your photo gives some nice views. Just follow the road you took the pic from down to the lake.

Pyg track up Snowdon gives good mountain views, Miners track has a couple of lakes for reflections if still, which it very rarely is.

Drive straight through Capel Curig from Betws-y-coed, staying on the A5, brings you to the Ogwen Valley. A stunning place with mountains, Tryfan and Pen-Yr-Ole-Wen, and lakes. An easy and picturesque walk around Llyn Idwal is a great way to pass the morning, (best light at sunrise.) Park at the visitor centre - cheaper than Snowdon at 5 quid all day, (Snowdon Pen-y-pass car park is a tenner for the day and fills quickly on weekends and sunny days.)



Rain maker
Snowdonia is my favourite UK mountain area after Scotland. Prefer it to the lakes.