I’m standing on the edge of Llynnau Mymbyr and from here you can normally see across the water to the Snowdon Horseshoe and the peaks of Grib Goch (3023ft/921mts); Crib y Ddysgl (3493ft/1065mts); Snowdon (3560ft/1085mts) and Lliwedd (2947ft/898mts)…but not yesterday.
Yesterday was cold… and dark. Not ideal conditions, but I still had to get a photograph for this weeks challenge. The Snowdonia National Park is a beautiful place when the sun shines. But when the temperature drops and it’s cloudy and overcast there’s a certain menace. It’s not always easy to show this in a photograph but I hope I have captured the atmosphere which gives you some idea of what it’s like.
Llynnau Mymbyr are two lakes located in Dyffryn Mymbyr, a valley running from the village of Capel Curig to the Pen-y-Gwryd hotel in Snowdonia.
Strictly speaking this is one lake, originally called Llyn Mymbyr, with a maximum depth of 30 feet. About 3/4 mile long in total, a delta has built up midway along the north shore, and this has to all purposes cut the lake in two – hence the plural name.