Scenes of north Wales, and the eisteddfod.
August 3, 2009 by dalesman
I have said previously that north Wales has wonderful scenery. It’s not all about the mountains of Snowdonia, in fact Snowdonia is not all mountains anyway. I thought I’d put together a few images to show just how varied the scenery is in this part of the world.
To start, here is the Conwy valley, looking down from the hills above Trefriw towards Conwy, Llandudno and the sea.
The Conwy valley looking towards the coast. June 2008
The first bridge over Afon Conwy, just below it's source. Aug 2008
Canada geese near the source of Afon Conwy. May 2008.
North Wales has a great coastline, and the small island of Anglesey has great beaches along with wild, rocky cliffs.
The cliffs around Porth Dafarch. June 2008.
The beach and dunes at Lligwy bay. May 2008.
The little sheltered beach at Porth Dafarch. June 2008.
The sweeping Celmyn bay. June 2009.
And so back to the mainland.
The crags at the head of Cwm Eigiau rise to over 600m. June 2008
Afon Lledr at Dolwyddelan. May 2008.
Snowdon range from below Moel Lechwedd-gwyn. May 2008
Bala steam railway runs alongside Llyn Tegid. July 2009
Llyn Tegid with Bala in the background. 2 Aug 09
Speaking of Bala…….the national eisteddfod is being held there this week. I went to have a look round on Sunday and spent over 6 hours there. What a great day out it is. Here are a few images.
The pavilion (pafiliwn). Also known as the big pink tent. 2 Aug 09.
The big pink tent can be seen from all over the site. 2 Aug 09
A band playing on stage 1. 2 Aug 09
A harp workshop getting under way on stage 2. 2 Aug 09
Maes C is the centre of attraction for younger people. 2 Aug 09
The Bards circle (Cylch yr Orsedd) is used for some performances. 2 Aug 09.
The choir of Ysgol y Gader on stage 2. 2 Aug 09
The bar and food areas get pretty busy. 2 Aug 09
A budding harpist attends a workshop. 2 Aug 09
Pupils of Ysgol y Gader on stage 2. 2 Aug 09
A choir on stage in the pavilion. 2 Aug 09
This was just one of many choirs. They gave a great rendition of Wimoweh (The lion sleeps tonight), in Welsh of course.
Even if you don’t speak Welsh it’s worth visiting, it’s a great day out, particularly if you get good weather. More details can be found at: http://www.eisteddfod.org.uk/english/