A trip to Beddgelert on the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to see the Snowdonia Marathon race followed by a walk above & around the village . Saturday 27.10.2012
A walk i do quite often, ideal for a few hours in the afternoon or even a summers evening 5 miles 1,000 ft ascent
Rupert the Bear, Beddgelert's second most famous resident he lived here for many years, couldn't resist including the bear in a few pics !
Gelert the Faithful hound must be the village's best known resident
The Garret engine at Beddgelert
The engines were imported from South Africa
The creator of Rupert the Bear ...........
Alfred Bestall's cottage tucked away above Beddgelert he live here for many years
Many of Ruperts stories were inspired by & set around the village
The Snowdonia Marathon attracted 2,200 competitors
This years winner was local man Rob Samuel who completed it in 2 hrs 35 mins.
Good to see many of the runners wearing pink race numbers / vests in support of
April Jones family & our friends in Machynlleth at this sad time .
Looking down to the village from above the Aberglaslyn Pass
Good point to view the Welsh Highland Railway
Looks more like a Hornby 00 model set from up here
The old turret marks the top of Bryn Du , from this small hill there is a view of the Moelwyns, Rhinogs, Nantlle ridge , Moel Hebog & Snowdon , a better view than some of the 2000 footers.
Cnicht & the Moelwyns
Tranquil waters south of the Aberglaslyn Bridge ,a area of NT land which nobody seems to walk
Some good Autumnal colours around the forest today
Narrow Fishermans path above the Glaslyn
Long bridge over the Glaslyn
St Mary's church with Moel Hebog in the background
The site of Gelert's Grave
The yarn ....this must have sold so many postcards & tea towels in the village over the years
Charles Burton's painting of Gelert standing guard over the child with the dead wolf in the background
Statue of Gelert the faithful hound still standing guard in a ruin near to the grave