I visit North Wales frequently and Snowdon sits as the backdrop to these visits. We have discussed walking up Snowdon one day, we talk often about taking the Llanberis railway to go to the top and back, and yet none of this has happened yet. This is now going to change for I have committed to walk up Snowdon in May 2021. I am doing this to raise money for Perennial and I have a JustGiving funding page where people can donate (please donate - I'm currently at 20% of my total so I have a long way to go in every sense).
We found many things on our walk, I think this is a mint just growing wild near one of the ponds.
This is an ancient oak, reputedly 1000 years old. This led to a discussion about the Major Oak as Nottingham is where I am from and where my daughter lives. We decided we were totally ashamed that we have never been to see the Major Oak, a tree that my mother used to play in when a child (it was allowed then) and is a crucial part of the Robin Hood/Nottingham mythology. You can expect a walk to visit this at some point.
I will be keeping you informed as to training progress. Please do donate if you can, Perennial is such a worthy charity providing support for those who work in horticulture. They have lost so many of their fundraising opportunities they would usually run due to the pandemic. The call on their services has increased also due to the pandemic so every penny will help. I need to reassure you that the trip itself is already completely paid for so every penny donated goes directly to Perennial.
Did I mention it was at night?
Stay safe all.
The full story of this quest can be found here