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Backwoods Camping at Penmaenuchaf, North Wales


Here is an assortment of photos showing camping at Penmaenuchaf during different seasons and conditions. Click on each image to see full size version.
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Mike Euston swings axe in the woods at Penmaenuchaf. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Mike prepares to deal with some trespassers who have stumbled across the camp in the Penmaenuchaf woods.
Bivouac by the campfire up at Penmaenuchaf. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Bivouac by the campfire. Even in the worst rain North Wales can offer, it is still possible to sit out by the fire.
Smoky campfire next to the bivouac. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Mike fanning the campfire in a desperate attempt to keep it alight. Smoke can pose a bit of problem under the bivouac, but you get used to it!
Lynsey lying in a hammock in the woods at Penmaenuchaf. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) For those brave enough to sleep out directly under the night sky, a hammock is an option. Lynsey demonstrates the use of a hammock to full effect.
Picture of a Devil's Coach Horse beetle - ocypus olens. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) An unexpected guest in the tent at 2:00a.m.!
Although it looked like a Scorpion, it turned out to be a Devil's Coach Horse beetle (ocypus olens). At least that was the identification provided by Mark Watson from the Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel.
Winter camping in North Wales & snow-capped hills in the background. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Winter camping.
This was the view of camp one morning in December 2004. Snow-capped Diffyws can be seen in the background.
Autumn camping in Snowdonia. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Autumn Camping.
A picture of camp including the windbreak and bivouac in the autumn.
Two man tent in the woods at dusk. 
(image preview link - please click to view large picture) Sundown in Snowdonia.
Two man tent hidden in the woods at Penmaenuchaf at dusk.
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