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Cader Idris

In an atempt to lift a 200 lb calf back into its pen three days before we left for holiday I managed to sprain my left ankle. It was thick as a tree leg and blue as a country song all the way to the toes. Not a very good start as we had planned to do a bit of walking in the Snowdonia. I managed to get the calf back in by the way.

 

But the weather was so beautiful, up to 23 degrees Celsius, and the area so amazingly beautiful, so I packed my roughest hunting boots. They are high and very stiff leather boots perfect for the steep hunts we are doing in Fjearland and the hope was that they should support the ankle enough to make it possible to at least do shorter hill walks.

 

Cader Idris , chair of Idris in Welsh, is 893 meters (2,930 ft) high and the easiest route, that I shameful have to admit we took, is 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) with a 600 metres (2,000 ft) climb.

 

The views are beautful all from the start, and the walk is easiely done by anyone. One starts from a National Park parking place with even a toilet, and from there is there a short stroll through woods before it opens up and you can enjoy the marvelous views of some of the prettiest areas of Britain.

 

I will spend a few postings to get to the top, so there will be more picturs to follow.

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Taken on March 25, 2012