October 23, 2016

Llyn Newydd / New Lake

No. 101 #swimsnowdonia

elevation; 485m, depth; unknown

weather - chilly with sunny breaks

Itching to get out for some fresh air, we headed away from the masses to the desolation of the moors above Blaenau Ffestiniog. Passing our only other contact with humans in the car on the long, winding, single track in we parked up and felt the harsh chill in the wind. I w...

September 20, 2016

Pen y Gwryd Pool

No. 100 #swimsnowdonia

elevation; 290m depth; <2m

weather - sunny and fresh

I always had the pool at Pen Y Gwyrd (PYG) down as my last lake in this project, I would treat myself to a night there with a celebratory dinner and a dip in the lake. Well that opportunity came along early and with perfect timing as I reached my 100th dip instead. Myself and my other half we...

September 19, 2016

Afon Y Cwm - River of the Cwm, valley or vale

No. 99 #swimsnowdonia

weather - various, visited numerous times in an 18 month period

Merlin and his pool have had me captivated for the last year and half. I first went searching for his pool in February 2015 and took in a dip there last July (read about that here). But I’d spotted a photo taken by a local photographer, titled ‘Merlin’s...

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