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Lifestyle | November 2, 2017


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Long before I visited the UK for the first time, I always associated the Welsh part with nature and castles. Probably less dramatic than the Scottish highlands but you definitely find some parts in Snowdonia National Park that come very close. Last Sunday we spent another day there and time and time again we realise how it is pure heaven for hikers. No less for those who want to take a deep breath and relax, Snowdonia is exactly the right place to do it. No matter how often we come, it’s always heavenly.


If I’m not mistaken we went to Snowdonia every other weekend these past months and a while ago on our way back home from Portmeirion (find the post here), we discovered an amazing dam. We were quite taken by it especially because it looked so mysterious. After a bit of research we found out that this was Lake Vyrnwy, a reservoir on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. Built in the 1880s to supply Liverpool with fresh water, the flooded area submerged the village Llanwddyn. The people living there were forced to relocate and compensated with only very little money. lake vyrnwy reservoir


The Victorian tower looks like a fairytale and is the biggest eyecatcher. The best way to see it is probably from the water if you hire a boat in the warmer months.


We went on a little hike around the lake (not the whole lake) and although it was raining most of the time, we really enjoyed it. We had our thermos flask filled with tea and as it wasn’t that cold, the atmosphere was very special. lake vyrnwy reservoir


 My outfit:

Barbour Fairisle Jumper, Dubarry Shirt, Mango Plaid Trousers (no longer available but here are some similar ones), Somerville Beanie (* PR sample), Topshop Scarf (old; love this one too), Timberland Boots, Hunter Umbrella

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Linking to Not Dressed as Lamb



Snowdonia is just magical, we can never get enough. I’m sure you would love it there.

Ruth Mortimer

Hi Kirsten, It is a long time since I visited Snowdonia but I have fond memories of this lovely place. Thank you for these great photos. Ruth x


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