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Wild Wales – George Borrow’s Ascent of Snowdon

By Dave Roberts   

on January 28, 2012    No ratings yet.

Wild Wales – George Borrow’s Ascent of Snowdon

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33.44 km 1246 m

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Activivity Type: Epic Walk

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Wild Wales – George Borrow’s Ascent of Snowdon

A historical insight into the walk up Snowdon. George Borrow sets off on an epic journey from Bangor to Caernarfon and then onwards to Snowdon in one day and mostly on foot. He even makes it back to Bangor that same day.

Borrow claims to have ascended and descended in 4 hours, which is a decent time, if not quite an achievement for a 60 year old (which was close to ancient in Victorian times) used to walking on the flat.

The Route

You can read the full account on Walk up Snowdon.

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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