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Is it just me, or is the early summer giving us a spectacular spring? I noticed today along the Foryd headland that what last week was plain and grassy, today had become a carpet of pink Thrift or Sea Pink (Armeria maritima). Last week on a run over a green lane, bluebells were in profusion and bear’s garlic along Lon Eifion. This is along areas we’d normally think of as unexceptional, designated neither within the park or a nature reserve but still clearly with the ability to shine. Apologies for the Sea Pink images, they’re taken with my phone and may be a little ropey and whenever I photograph an apparent sea of bluebells they disappear on the eventual photo.

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Dave Roberts

Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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