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help wanted,anybody want a day out in Snowdonia?

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 10:55 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by du a gwyn
Hello,been fairly new to large format photography (and struggling a bit!!).anbody want a day shooting in Snowdonia and willing to help me with various focusing problems.have a look at your maps,i'm a mile from thw Nantlle rigis,should make a good day out after all this rain with had.could be a week end or celected days in the middle of the week.o one more thing bring your Welsh learing books with you !!!!

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:43 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Ole Tjugen
I'd love to help you, but it's a little bit too far to travel for one day. :)

Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:16 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by gari
Hi Du, I assume you mean learning!!!

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:49 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by masch
Hmm there are a few people in the vicinity that could be available.

I think your best bet is a week or two after the Workshop in Glencoe.... We might make a bigger day of it and see if a few people could get together.

Jo, Helen, Andrew? How about it. Charles, you're only allowed if you don't move more than 10 m above the rest of the group :wink:

Best to discuss in a week and a bit when we are all back.


Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:48 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Hi from South Wales!

I'd be keen to get together over a weekend - I'm sure we could arrange a small gathering in Snowdonia as quite a few have shown an interest. I agree with Marc, once Glencoe is done and dusted it could be worth looking at??

Regards Paul

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by SteveH
I would be up for this. I'm based near Bath, and I'm sure we can arange to share transport for those of us around the Severn.


Snowdon get together,

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:20 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Tom Green
Hi,Black and White??? Iam up for a group workshop. I am in the same boat , Novice Class and need some TLTing.Great idea, Twm :)

Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:09 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Charles Twist
Dim prob... if we can predict a weekend with some decent weather. I say, D&G, do you know any good little spots that are not immediately accessible to the non-cymraeg-ophone - some small chapel or other, that is only accessible if we know somebody who knows somebody with a key? What about Segontium: is there anything there worth photographing? There are a few ruins in the Nantlle quarry, and plenty of deciduous trees on the north flank of the Nantlle ridge itself, which turn a nice colour at this time of year. Do you know if there are any photogenic bits on the railway line between Beddgelert and Caernarfon?
Charles, you're only allowed if you don't move more than 10 m above the rest of the group

Do you mean I have to carry you to within 10m of the top of the hill???

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:15 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Dave Parkin
Did this get together happen or is it still in the pipeline :?:


Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:30 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Joanna Carter
Hi all

Dave, thanks for posting, this flagged up that this topic was still not resolved.

Du a gwyn and Tombo, if you are still up for it, how about looking for a free weekend soon, say a couple of weeks after Christmas and New Year ?

snowdonian gathering.

Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:36 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Tom Green
Brilliant idea just right for working off this seasons indulgents, keep all informed look forward to meeting other members . SEASONAL GREETINGS TO EVERY ONE , :yes:

snowdonia / wales anywhere??

Posted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Tom Green
How about a week/weekend? in the welsh hills or valleys,begining end of Feb ,start of march ,need Du, y or Charles to select an area ,I could think of a few sites but will they be suitable for every one come on Du,y you are better suited for your area,Feedback from will be most helpful :!

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Charles Twist
You're taking a chance with the weather, but why not? However we should expect last-minute cancellations from long-distance travellers (me included) if the forecast is bad. The best chance of snow but also worse weather is up around Snowdon and the Glyders. The terrain there is harder going so not suitable for a group with mixed physical fitness. I would recommend the lower Mawddach. Dolgellau and Barmouth can provide warmth and comfort. There are sandy beaches and rocky beaches. On the north side, there is the chambered cairn at Ardudwy and the castle plus beach at Harlech. It's an easy walk to Pont Fadog and Pont Scethin - the latter is good for its setting if it is a little further and wetter. A modest climb of the hill behind Barmouth offers good views of the Rhinogs, the Mawddach and the Cadair Idris ridge. There are waterfalls and old mines in Coed y Brenin. On the south side, there is the Cadair ridge that could be climbed given the right weather. Less trying but rewarding are the couple hanging valleys on the southern side of the ridge. The lakes at Gregenen are pretty and accessible by car... if the road does not freeze over. So overall a good mix for a group. And there is much else to explore within an hour's drive (slate quarries, lake Bala, ruined castles, barren moors, streams, high mountains...). Does anybody know what the George III at PenMaenPool is like these days and whether it can accommodate a group of us? I presume the toll bridge is open at this time of year. There is also the option of King's YHA.
Over to you.


Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 5:18 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Tom Green
Thank you Charles for your prompt reply,A good range of sites all worth a look at,as you stated Weather is the ruler there I will have a run around some of them sites ,in the next few weeks and keep all informed , TOM. :mrgreen:

Posted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 9:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
by Richard Childs
I camped on the Forest Enterprise site just outside Beddgelert a few years ago in April. There was plenty of snow on the hills but on the last night it snowed so hard that my tent collapsed and I had to bail out. To cut a long story short the only way out was North along the coast and round to Chester. Every route through the mountains was blocked so Bala, Dolgellau, Harlech etc were all cut off.
Another time I stayed in Penygroes at the western end of the Nantlle valley, this time in February. It gave excellent access to the mountains but when the weather turned nasty we headed out onto the llyn Peninsula for a touch of tropical stuff. Great north coast all the way along and stunning beaches on the south side.