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Bags packed with plenty of snacks to keep the energy levels and waterproofs at the ready, we were finally ready to tackle Cadair Berwyn (832 m). This is a mountain range I’ve wanted to walk with Oak for a while now and with the weather forecast looking dry and not too windy it was the perfect time for us.
I feel the mountains have so much to offer for children, a confidence boost, imagination, nature, passion, plenty of life skills and family time.
Overall Oak was entertained throughout the walk. He told me which cars he had seen on Top gear able to handle the surrounding terrain. What type of dinosaurs roamed in mountainous wilderness. Working out why there were so many beetles walking the same route as us? Talking about how the snow melted and created the water to flow quickly. Playing tag with a nerf gun. The walk sparked so many questions and fun.
Oak only became tired and nervous when we reached the bottom of the peak. We ate some kendal mint cake for energy and after gentle persuassion Oak braved the elements and the arduous steep climb ahead.
Although hazy and little chilly we were greeted with souful breathtaking views and patches of snow at the top.
We literally had the peak to ourselves except for brief visit by a runner, no signs of UFO’s.
It is moment I will never forget to see the smile and sense of achievement on Oak’s face. We had a rest and refuelled in the cairn and with time ticking on since 6pm we decided to head back home. I can’t wait to tackle more mountain peaks with Oak in the near future.
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Cadair Berwyn credits:
Oak’s Navy Blue Rain Suit: TICKET TO HEAVEN
Oak’s Walking Boots – Romper Mid CPX II : VAUDE
Oak’s Kid’s Minnie Daypack: VAUDE
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