It was, in general, a great trip in stunning weather but let down by a few rather unfortunate and totally unnecessary items of irritation. Specific to North Wales? We don’t think so. But it did seem rather cafe disappointment heavy…

Cnicht Cafe

Despite having signs in the car park stating they opened at 12 noon and that having us looking forwards to an ice lolly and cold drink at the end of a very hot afternoons walking they were not open. Indeed, the owners were about with more signage saying they were open but when we approached they ignored us and only when questioned did they say they were closed but with no explanation…

Snowdon Cafe

Closed until further notice – They are loosing some high level of income we assume because there is a crazed Covid 19 health and safety officer issuing orders in Snowdonia…

Pistyll Rhaeadr Cafe

They fleece you for £10 and then again with Calippo’s at £1.70 (0.45p in Sainsbury’s). I know that’s standard in tourist hot spots but c’mon!

Cadair Idris Cafe

See above – for two cold drinks and two kiddies ice lollies it was £7.

One day I’ll kick off big time…

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Walk leader @ Wales Outdoors, life model @ Cardiff Life Models and poet @ Self Published I opened the first mountain bike hire business in the Brecon Beacons National Park in 1995. Since then my business, Wales Outdoors, has grown and morphed and is now the most active and most popular guided walks and adventure travel provider in Wales. Andy has been a volunteer co-ordinator, guided walks programme organiser and part time central area warden for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, chair of Brecon Beacons Tourism, a Duke of Edinburghs area co-ordinator, a Princes Trust social inclusion manager, the catalyst for the Brecon Beacons National Park Environment Charter and a key motivator for the inception of the outdoor activity peer group, SWOAPG. Join Me! for a walk or two :)