A wild camp on the Glyderau
Updated: Apr 12, 2022
With the spring days hitting a high of 20 degrees, there was no better time to have my first wild camp of the year. We started by parking at the small car park behind Joe Browns in Capel Curig. From there, we took a route up Cefyn y Capel, then on to Y Foel Goch at 805m. The weather was on top form, and we had amazing views of Llynnau Mymbyr lake next to the brilliant Plas y Brenin outdoor centre and across to Moel Siabod beyond the lake. Once we had taken our photos from the top of Y Foel Goch, we found a quiet spot just near Llyn Caseg Fraith, our water source for the night (there's an excellent post here on drinking water in the mountains - https://www.mountaineering.scot/safety-and-skills/health-and-hygiene/drinking-water). The weather forecast was looking great for a perfect sunrise the next morning, and we were not disappointed. We got up at 5am, then after having a quick porridge and coffee, we hit the slopes up to Glyder Fach and the Cantilever Stone at speed, to witness one of the best sunrises I have seen in a long time. Normally when I plan for a sunrise, I tend not to have such good luck, and I usually end up fog and clag! As you can see from the photos it was well worth the early morning.