Well another awesome weekend weatherwise prompted another spin out along the lanes of north Wales
But only after a decent weekend breakfast
This time I fancied exploring more of the B5113 from Pentrefoelas so a quick spin along the A5104 to the A5 at Corwen then on to Pentrefoelas.
By the way if you're in Pentrefoelas there's a fantastic chocolatier business there that makes gorgeous hand made chocolates and the best ever hot chocolate with swirls of whipped cream.
However, we didn't partake this time, simply turning onto the B5113, which quickly climbs to present some stunning vistas. With the whole of Snowdonia National Park as a backdrop.
Continuing along the B5113 brought us to the top of Colwyn Bay, down past the Welsh Mountain Zoo and along through Mochdre brings us to Conwy, with its dominating castle (from Edward 1st died 1307) overlooking its beautiful harbour.
for reference Conwy castle is here http://goo.gl/maps/TJQKL
from there we took the small arch under the castle walls towards Treffriw, down the B5106.
Lovely and quiet with the estuary and river on our left we rode in stunning 20C sunshine down towards Llanrwst.
Just before Llanrwst we took the forest road over towards Llyn Geirionydd
a bit of care now as the road is very narrow with grass growing in the centre
Then on to The Ugly House (that we went past last weekend). This weekend we decided to stop there and have lunch in it.
Very cute and cosy inside
with a quaint "wooden" menu cover
I went for the seafood platter of smoked mackerel, prawns and local smoked salmon gorgeous and served with "proper" tea with a strainer. No teabags here
My riding companion, Paul, went for the local three cheese platter.
Then over to Beddgelert through stunning mountain scenery, tiny A roads following the tumbling river course to Tan y Bwlch, a station for the little trains. For a photo stop, and another cuppa
From there we dropped down to the lanes to the A487 then onto the A4212 to Bala and on home after another awesome day out.
This late extension to summer is awesome!!!!