This is Moel Hebog in Wales and it’s the first mountain climbed by our seven year old son Badger.
Translated from Welsh, the name means ‘Hill of the Hawk’ or Hill of the Falcon’ – Wikipedia gives me both so I’m not sure which is accurate – and the mountain stands 783 metres above sea level. The boys were gone for a little short of four hours so it’s quite a walk for little legs but Badger didn’t complain, which is more than could be said for me had I joined them!
We spent the week in the motorhome in Snowdonia National Park, just outside the beautiful village of Beddgelert. Pitched up in the middle of the forest and surrounded by tranquillity, we (mostly) loved being ‘unplugged’ from it all and the boys spent a great deal of time walking. My husband actually took this photograph – isn’t it just the most beautiful view? Badger loves this particular shot because he can see just what he achieved with his dad. He hadn’t walked up a mountain before and he’s really very proud of himself, as are we.
Climbing a mountain is on my list of things to do before I’m 40, so really I suppose I should’ve joined the boys on their little expedition but I decided to
wimp out leave it until another time! I think Badger has the mountain walking bug now and he’s keen to conquer his next peak. Perhaps I’ll go with them next time. We’re off to an adorable camp site near Whitby next month so perhaps we’ll find one near(ish) to there.
I’m linking up for the first time with Emma’s adventure-inspiring linky #checkoutthatview, and if you click the image below you can see who else has photographed something beautiful lately.
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