Lisa G Saw


North Wales

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In October 2019 I visited North Wales. Firstly, I drove up through Mid Wales to see the red kites at Gigrin Farm, then headed to Beddgelert from where I would explore Snowdonia National Park and then on to Anglesey in the hopes of seeing some red squirrels. Despite the changeable weather I was determined to make the most of the photographic opportunities. Having decided against walking up to the peak of Snowdonia itself, I opted instead to explore the lower sections on three of the different walks you can take up to the summit. The lakes, rivers and mountain views were spectacular and I'll definitely be going back there again.


Unfortunately, the red squirrel photo workshop on Anglesey that I'd booked onto was cancelled and the weather wasn't that great either. Nonetheless, I ventured to one wood where I knew it was possible to see them and enjoyed a slow amble along its paths (dressed head to toe in waterproofs). Ironically, it wasn't until I returned to the car park that I spotted my first red squirrel, close to the feeder station! This prompted me to use my car as a hide for a while so I could stay dry and warm.