Mid April, we headed of to Dolgellau in mid Wales. The accommodation was in the style of a stable block with the stalls fitted out with bunk beds. It was warm and comfy and did the job at a reasonable price. The single kitchen unit was overwhelmed by loud US forces on Friday night. Come Saturday they were all in bed for 9 p.m.! Nigel remembered the eggs this time and a full cooked breakfast with boiled eggs for lunch was a great start.

There was plenty of snow on the mountain tops to be seen the next morning but the day was fine with good views. A strong cold wind meant that gloves and hats were in order on the hills. Tanygrisiau was our starting point for a yomp up and down the hill tops. We were congratulating ourselves on reaching a minor summit when 90 fell runners careered over the top and down the other side in shorts and running shoes. They were taking part in the annual Molwyn race and we spent the next hour watching them go up and down the hills. Afterwards we located John Whitehead’s eco bed and breakfast place and enjoyed a tour and look at the solar tubes. John was a keen member of the club for a few years. The cake and tea was well received and we got to see the steam train.