August 18th, 2008


Ty Uchaf

I spent last week in Snowdonia, near Betws-y-coed in North Wales, staying at this remote cottage. It's actually only 2 miles from the town, but you have to drive up through a Forestry Commission area to get to a parking area. Then you take a flagstoned path into the trees, through a kissing gate, using a stepping stone to cross a stream, pick your way through the boggy patch in the meadow, up a hill, along a path, up another hill, pause, and then the final ascent! Once I got the hang of it, it only took me 10 minutes, but I'm really glad I arrived in the summer and during daylight. As usual in Landmark Trust properties there's a logbook, and some of the stories of people trying to find the place in the dark or when raining are hilarious - after the event :-)

Ty Uchaf Exterior

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