Two Days In Snowdonia

Updated: 3 Sep 2020

Learn Digital Photography with Mark Brion, Outdoor Photographer.


Last week, I spent two days in the Snowdonia mountain range conducting a “recce” for future Photography Tours in North Wales.

The weather was not particularly good, which is often the case in mountainous regions, but I did manage to visit many locations on my “to do list”.

My prime location was around the Capel Curig area including Lake Ogwen, including Tryfan (Mountain) and Llyn Idwal,

Llyn Idwal is a beautiful smallish lake unseen from the roads and is particularly photogenic in any weather conditions. I spent about three hours at Idwal checking various locations.

Following a lovely brunch at the famous Moel Siabod Cafe, I moved onto to the area around Betws-y-Coed where I wanted to photograph – Fairy Glen. This is a small gorge set on a fast flowing stretch of river covered by greenery. It is very picturesque if you are fortunate to get streams of light shining into the gorge.

For the best photo experience and view of the gorge, you need to venture out onto the rocks in the river.

Sadly, the evening I visited, the rocks were extremely wet and slippery and even though I got a couple of reasonable images, I did not want to lose me or £7000 worth of equipment into the rampaging river.

Having visited several other locations both in Snowdonia and on the Isle of Angelesey, I returned home much wiser for all future tours in the region.

As a result of this visit to Snowdonia and many others previously, I have decided to write a full length article which will be named – “The dedication of the Landscape Photographer” which will be published on this site soon.

Thanks for your time,



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