Arenig bothy.

11°C, sunny and calm.
Return with a vague idea to walk to the bothy in the Arenig range. Called in the hiking shops in Betws-y-Coed first. That took more time than it should but I did get some good stuff- a tarp and waterproof bag liners. There was a guy on the campsite with a tarp fitted to a tent the same as mine, that would be useful for cooking in the rain. I still haven’t got a decent bivvy bag though, but Rab seem like a good make.
Anyway, time was running out but the start of the route to the bothy was found after some hunting. The gateway was not signed in any way, I thought they had to put a marker on public footpaths?

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A short walk down to the footbridge confirmed that this is the right place. It’s always good to get your map-reading confirmed.
With the course at Plas-y-Brenin in mind, I fancy more challenging navigation routes, more difficult the better.
More stops on the way home including a walkabout on the Berwins. It looks like fine DofE terrain. With rolling heather and some cliffs to the east.

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