On day four we switched campsites and headed deeper into the mountains, the next stop was Cadar Idris. Standing at the elevation of 893m it’s one of the larger mountain ridges. A farm just South-East of the main ridge would be our home for the next two nights.
On arrival we saw Grey wagtails, Dippers and a whole host of bird life. After a quick lunch we went and walked down to the National Trust Tyn Y Coed building. It was here that we discovered that they had Lesser Horseshoe bats roosting in the attic. It was pretty cool to see them as they are a species that I haven’t seen before.
We then slowly headed up the gorge, following the raging waterfall till we reached the clearing at the top. We managed to grab a few shots of the river at the clearing, getting into the river helped to achieve a much lower, more pleasing angle.
The Yuneec drone was also great for shooting a few aerials, here’s one of them !
I should also point out that the new rucksack I had for this trip was the Manfrotto Off Road rucksack. It performed brilliantly and helped me to pack light for the trip. It took a few knocks and bumps along the hike and the padding defiantly held its own. The bright colours of the rucksack helped me to locate the rucksack when I put it down after I went off to take a shot, especially useful when you were hiking above the clouds.