An early start on the drive down saw me parked up and ready to set off from the Rhyd Ddu station car park at 8.30am. It was clear skies, sunny but still a nip in the air. There was just a slight breeze but still enough to get a good reflection photo on Llyn Cwellyn a mile or so down the road.
The Rhyd Ddu Path is known to be the quietest of the routes upto Snowdon and it certainly proved it today as I was the only car to be parked up at this time. I turned off this path at the stile crossing and carried on towards Yr Aran to make my way to the start of the South Ridge Route and I didn't see another person until I had got to the old quarry ruins below Yr Aran
The old ruins proved to be a good place for a rest and a look around. I like these places as there is a bit of atmosphere around them and also so much history about the place. It was also eerie quiet, not a sound, with no wind and no other people.
After 30 mins or so it was time to move on so I thought I'd cross the stile that takes you to a quarry pool under Yr Aran for a view from there and what a great view with my ascent route up the South Ridge to Allt Maenderyn, Snowdon and also looking across to the twin peaks of Y Lliwedd all in clear blue skies, wonderful
The Llechog Ridge falls steeply in to Cwm Clogwyn and the four lake below
Another brilliant day out in brilliant weather :-)