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    • places to eat

      Rotherham Dec 17, 2014 at 2:48 PM

      Best places to eat near rotherham theatre there's 11 of us Inc a 4 year old. For Sunday evening.

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    • Aberfoyle of Callander

      Aberfoyle Dec 19, 2014 at 4:43 AM

      Hello, Thanks everyone for previous assistance. Still having trouble deciding where would be the best place for easy walking - not hiking, as we have to rely on public transport. Have 6 days to experience the countryside in June 2015 and looked at Aberfoyle, Callander or Balloch (transport maybe more accessible) Also thought maybe spend 4 days walking and then travel to Isle of Mull and experience a little of island life for 2 days instead of 6 days in one place. Of course 1 day would be taken up travelling. Don't know the area as we are from Australia. Appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thank you

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    • Luggage storage

      Southampton Dec 11, 2014 at 1:17 AM

      Is there a facility or company in Southampton that stores luggage while I'm off touring UK?

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      Peppa Pig World

      Hampshire Nov 30, 2014 at 9:35 AM

      Hi! I'm preparing a 4 days break to Peppa Pig World with my children (next may). I would like to know if there is any advantage buying tickets in advance via web. Also If tickets allow the entrance to Paulton's Park and if is it good for 3 years old children, and any other advice you can give me. We'll be using a rental car. Is there any other good attraction near there?
      Thanks a lot.

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    • Transfer between Heathrow Central and Terminal 4

      Heathrow Dec 22, 2014 at 10:59 AM

      Hello, i will be catching the N9 bus from Central London to Heathrow central Bus Station aiming to arrive around 5:45am. I will then need to get to Terminal 4. Is the free Heathtrow Express shuttle only Free to those who connect from other Heathrow Express services or anyone who wishes to use it. Thank You

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    • Regarding connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 17, 2014 at 1:42 PM

      My thanks to all of you that replied to my questions about the connection time for flights at Terminal 5. Certainly put our minds at rest and we shall now relax and if necessary implement some very good suggestions should things go 'pear shaped'!!! We are tackling route 66 over four weeks so any more problems and i shall come calling !!! Once again thank you all.

      Regards
      Alan

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    • URGENT - Grainstore Apartments next to Excel London

      London Dec 9, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      Does anyone in London know if the Grainstore Apts. on Canary Wharf are still operating?

      Their emails bounce, phone # doesn't work and the website is expired.

      We have PAID reservations for tomorrow and can't get a hold of them.

      Please HELP.

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    • Souvenir UK car registration plate from London

      London Dec 5, 2014 at 3:42 PM

      I plan to get a license plate with my personal lettering as a souvenir from ‪‎London‬. Where to get it from?

      The plate need not be original but a replica close to original would do. I like to collect the plates with my custom lettering from countries I visit. Is it possible to get one from London? Where?
      Thanks for the help.

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    • Places of interest

      East Ham Dec 16, 2014 at 3:26 PM

      What are the places of tourist interest in east ham??

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    • connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 16, 2014 at 9:03 AM

      We are flying from Madrid departure 0820hrs and arriving Heathrow 0950hrs thro American but operated by Iberia. We are leaving Heathrow at 1120hrs and arriving O'Hare 1345hrs thro American but operated by BA. We have 1hr and 30mins between flights - is this enough time? Both flights arrive and depart from T5. If time is tight can we ask a member of staff for assistance in order to connect with flights ? Does anyone know the procedure for a missed flight connection? We booked the flights thro American Airlines. I assume we just both clear security and not immigration.We are both UK citizens.

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      connection times at London Heathrow

      London Dec 16, 2014 at 8:24 AM

      AFJ posted in misc and said he / she was not able to post in travel. So I have C & P........

      connection times at London Heathrow

      by AFJ 1 hours ago

      Dep Madrid 0820hrs arr Heathrow 0950hrs on American 8816 operated by Iberia. Leave Heathrow 1120hrs arr O'Hare 1345hrs on American 6195 operated by BA. Connections at Terminal 5 with 1hr 30 mins spare - will this be enough time. If time is tight what are my options - not going till May so times may change again. When we made this booking we had a two hour window but not now. Can i get a member of staff to hurry us thro if necessary? Do i have to just go thro security and not immigration. We are UK citizens.

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    • Queensway area

      London Yesterday

      We will be staying near Queensway tube station. What is this area like in the evening. Are there many nice bars and restaurants about? How does it compare with Paddington in terms of quantity and quality of local bars and restaurants, safety walking about in the late evening, transport links to Victoria station. Many thanks in advance to anyone taking the time to respond?

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      Rail and rental car question

      London Dec 19, 2014 at 2:40 PM

      I want to travel from London to Truro by train and rent a car from Enterprise on March 17th. I want to be picked up at the train station and dropped off at the airport. The Enterprise man's email does not give me a confirmation number - he seems to want me to buy a ticket on the train first. The National Rail Enquiries - Journey Planner will only give me train times up to 2015 March 12th. But www.thetrainline.com/‎

      is perfectly willing to sell me a ticket for the 17th. How can I get a car reservation confirmation without a train time (is there a website I can go to?), and should I go ahead and buy a ticket through 'thetrainline' people or wait a week and get one from National Rail?

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    • What's the fastest airside method for transferring from terminal 3 to 4?

      Heathrow Dec 1, 2014 at 7:44 AM

      I have a Virgin Atlantic - Delta code share flight arriving from Bombay to LHR terminal 3 and LHR - Detroit (USA) from terminal 4 since Delta is in terminal 4. I have a valid US visa so I "think" I can transit airside without a transit visa even if I am an Indian passport holder and not in the DATV list . See: gov.uk/government/uploads/sy...
      Question is what is the best way to connect between terminal 3 and 4 without picking the wrong train, subway, etc. ?

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    • places to eat

      Rotherham Dec 17, 2014 at 2:46 PM

      Could you tell me were there is to eat family friendly for 11 of us before the panto on Sunday night in Rotherham thanks.

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    • Budget accommodation and public transport.

      Bamburgh Dec 5, 2014 at 6:51 AM

      Is it possible to explore this area by using public transport, we are here mainly on a walking holiday but would like to use Bamburgh as a base and visit places like Lindisfarne, coastline walking to nearest villages with a return bus, maybe some walks in the Borders area? Also looking for either self catering accommodation or budget B & B for approx. 5 days in June 2015. Would appreciate any suggestions. Also does anyone know what season the puffins may be visible in this area. Thank you

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    • Do i need a transit visa?

      Heathrow Dec 9, 2014 at 8:33 AM

      I have a philippine passport and a valid irish visa. I booked a through-ticket flight via etihad which requires me to stay at heathrow for less than 3 hours while waiting for my connecting flight. I will be arriving by terminal 4 and departing by terminal 2 on my way to ireland. Will i be needing a transit visa?

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    • Public transportation to Loo from St. Ives?

      Saint Ives Dec 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

      We're a party of three seniors heading for St. Ives and wondered if there was bus service to Loo? We're travelling in early April of this coming year and would love to spend a night in Loo but dare not rent a car as we're from the US and the roads are daunting to us. Can anyone assist in public transportation information to Loo from St. Ives?

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    • is anything open in february in scarborough,?

      Scarborough Dec 6, 2014 at 3:01 AM

      Wondering if the amusements etc are all open

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    • Visitor visa for transit?

      Heathrow Dec 3, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Hi I have a visitor visa for uk. Is that okay to transit Heathrow with ?

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    • afternoon tea in belfast

      Belfast Dec 2, 2014 at 12:08 PM

      where is best for afternoon tea please

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    • London-Salisbury/Bath-Cardiff-Edinburgh-Dublin

      United Kingdom Dec 7, 2014 at 4:40 PM

      I have a convention excuse to visit London in April 2015, and since Husband and I have never been off North America we're looking into making a trip of it. I tried to build-my-own tour, but I couldn't get it under $10,000 USD for both of us for 14 days with airfare. H suggests looking into tours, but we can't find many that include Cardiff. It seems the biggest price-busters are car rental for the London-to-Salisbury/Bath-to-Cardiff-to-Edinburgh transportation ($420 USD total), London and Edinburgh hotels (£105 and £125 respectively, breakfast included), and estimated food budgets (£60 per person a day in London and Edinburgh, £50 in Salisbury/Bath and Cardiff, and €75 in Dublin). Am I grossly overestimating food costs in those locals for two meals (every hotel chosen has breakfast included)? Any suggestions for reasonable hotels in London and Edinburgh that are cheaper, or transportation options that will suit our needs and be more affordable than a car rental? Or suggestions of tour companies we should be looking at? Thanks!

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      Travel from Heathrow to Penzance

      England Yesterday

      What would be the best way to get from Heathrow to Penzance? I have looked at getting the train into Padington, staying the night thn getting the train to Penzance the following day. It is quite expensive and adds the cost of accommodation in London. I then looked at staying overnight at Heathro and hiring a car to drive to Penzance. One car hire company has a drop-off point in Pnzance. This is half the cost of the train from Paddinngton option. How long would it take to drive from Heathrow to Penzance? The bus looks like an all-day affair and not that appealing. I am going walking the Coastal path from Penzance to Falmouh at end of May 2015. Any ideas/advice would be appreciated. Thank you. Jenni

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      Art deco hotels

      London Dec 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM

      Does any one know,what area i should look for in London for art deco hotels,with either afternoon tea or 2 nights acomadation as a gift to a newly wed couple,not fusssed on price as 5 of us will be chipping in

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    • Travelling to London August 2015. Cost of living ??

      London Dec 11, 2014 at 2:14 PM

      Hello everyone, how are you?

      I'm travelling to London for a 7 days holiday, next summer (August) with a friend. And as I lived there from 1996 to 2007, I know how expensive London can be for a tourist, compared to any other city in Europe (unless, of course, you from Norway or Japan). So this time I'll go as a tourist, as there are things I never did or visited when I lived there.

      Since it's been 7 years I left London (by the way I miss London so much), I don't actually know what is the cost of living in London for a budget tourist at this moment in time. I've already booked the flight, accommodation and London Pass, for London attractions + Travelcard which costed me a total of €700 (about £560) all inclusive.

      Having done that (flight, accommodation, pass and travel card), what remains is food, drink and entertainment. So I was thinking on a (low) budget of £60/£80 (€76/€100) per day (that's £420(€530) for 7 days). What do you think? Can we live on or spend our holiday with this budget for a week? We obviously won't be spending £60/£80 a day, everyday. Surely we'll go clubbing a couple of times, some evenings we'll go to a pub or a bar with music and stuff like that, and then we'll get some souvenirs for friends and family back home!

      Also we'd like to go to see Stonehenge (if we can squeeze some time in), on a day trip. What is the fastest way to get there and how much do you does it costs?

      Thank you in advance friends!

      Take care !!!

      francis_opalm@yahoo.it

       

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    • Snowdon challenge May 2014

      by SteveHaworth Online Now May 4, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      Hi there folks. Would first of all like to say I AM taking this very seriously, I will be fully prepared and fully kitted up. I have 4 weeks planning and getting mu kit together with 2 weeks left. I am going to attempt doing all 6 official ascents to the Summit of Snowdon. Starting May 19th to the 23rd 2014. I am physically ready but still training in preparation. The logistics of my kit took 2 weeks of planning and although some people think my kit may be over the top, I do not care as I will be prepared for almost any scenario. I have to do 2 routes on the same day and was planning to do the Snowdon ranger and the Rhyd Ddu path starting at 8am, straight up and down, of course depending on weather. Not doing this to prove a point, just set myself a personal challenge. My facebook page is Snowdonia challenge May 2014 absolute any advice is welcome or if you fancy joining me on any of the routes, please do shout up, thanks Steve

      7 Answers May 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM
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      North Wales - Driving route - Tips

      by csuresh Online Now Apr 17, 2014 at 7:16 AM

      I am planning to take the driving route starting from Halkyn where I am staying on Day 1 and follow Llandudno, Conwy, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Caernarfon, Porthmadog, Bala Lake and Aberystwyth. I wanted to include Holyhead, but seem to be a long travel. Can anyone suggest what I can add or remove in my route? I will be travelling with 2 kids (aged 9 and 5) and will be interested in any short stop-over on the route. Aberystwyth will be stay place on Day 2.

      5 Answers Apr 22, 2014 at 6:30 AM
    • Good time to climb Snowdon?

      by asahoo Online Now Jan 16, 2014 at 12:49 PM

      I appreciate the fact that the weather can change drastically in this part of Wales but as a general observation, would April be a good time for the climb?

      I apologize for asking a question that may have been repeatedely asked.

      4 Answers Jan 19, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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      equipment for walking snowdon

      by NeilW22 Online Now Oct 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM

      my wife and i would like to walk snowdon early next year.as beginners what sort of equipmenr would you advise

      5 Answers Oct 7, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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      Cottages in Snowdonia for May 1st & 2nd

      by dhdear Online Now Apr 26, 2010 at 11:32 AM

      Hello VT friends!

      We are travelling this May 1st weekend to Snowdonia for 2 nights. 6 adult + 2 kids. Does anyone know a decent Cottage around? We checked on the internet, but guess we are now too late, all are full. :(
      Please help

      Thanks
      dh

      7 Answers May 5, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    • Snowdon by Train

      by chr.s Online Now Feb 19, 2010 at 12:47 PM

      Hi there,

      We're trying to plan a trip in Summer, with the aim of walking up Snowdon, but can only travel by train and by foot - although possibly by bike if the trains allow it. The plan is to climb Snowdon, then move on to Scafell and then Ben Nevis by the end of the week... in theory at least.

      What I'd like to know is where would be a good place to head for to pitch a tent that's fairly near to a train station, but also has relatively good access to the peak. We don't need an electricity hook-up, but sanitation is a definite plus. A view would be great as well as a few local attractions, but accessibility is the most important factor.

      Any suggestions, anyone?

      Thanks in advance
      Chris

      21 Answers May 9, 2010 at 12:34 PM
    • Help to choose what to see in Snowdonia in 3 days

      by zalek Online Now Jul 6, 2009 at 3:34 PM

      Hi there.
      We have a rough plan prepared for our trip to Snowdonia and need and advice to make sure we do not miss any 'must see/ be there'. We are mainly interested in nature - amazing views and great waterfalls and other wonders of nature (something of which there is plenty in Snowdonia), perhaps an old castle. We are certainly not that much interested in towns and villages and museums.

      Short climbs can be managed but my friends by no means are hikers, so climbing any mountains out of question. If you think there is something really worth viewing that is missing from our list than please do say so (as this is the main reason for this post). It would be even better, as our plan is kind of full, if you could not only make a suggestion of what we are missing but also what we should drop from our list to make time for that new thing?. Actually I'm not quite sure if the list below isn't too tightly packed anyway and what with all the travelling around.

      We plan to spend there 3 days and 2 nights. Will leave very early and get to our first attraction around 9 am. I have not yet checked if what we want to see can be fitted in that time but in rough order of our trip this is what we hope to see:

      Pass of the Cross (off A470 at Dinas-Mawddwy),
      Rhiwargor Waterfall (by Lake Vyrnwy or Llyn Efyrnwy)
      Hirnant Pass (or through Cwm Cynllwyd and Bala Lake, depending on which rout we choose)
      Betws-y-Coed (for Fairy Glen and Conwy Falls)
      Swallow Falls
      Lyn Ogwen (with short climb up Cwm Idwal, perhaps Llyn Bochlwyd and Ogwen falls)
      then up A5 through Nant Ffrancon (Falcon Valley, right?)
      if we have time than Caernarfon Castle
      then down through Pass of Llanberis (and mountain railway up Snowdon)
      Dolbadarn Castle
      then down A498 to Pass of Aberglaslyn
      then down A496 to Harlech Castle
      Barmouth (for Panorama Walk or rather few glimpses)
      Dolgellau (for Torrent Walk - ther is also apparently well worht seeing a route from Dolgellau to Arthog on B-roads)
      and that would be about it


      Any comments, suggestion would very welcome. Suggestions of which roads to take to reach our destinations so that to have the best views etc. are more than welcome. I know 3 days is not a lot but that's what we have and we are determined to make best of it. We did this kind of thing in Pembrokeshire last year and it did work - we had a glimpse of Pembrokshire magic that we marvel at to this day.

      6 Answers Jul 23, 2009 at 2:27 PM
    • A few questions about my first trip to Snowdonia...

      by costyy2k Online Now Apr 17, 2007 at 8:13 AM

      Hi guys,

      I'm planning visiting the area for the first time in early October this year. I have several questions I hope some of you can help me out with...

      1. What are the hiking conditions like on Snowdon at that time of year?
      2. I plan on climbing Snowdon via The Llanberis Path on one day and hiking in the area for my other days. Where would you recommend as a base? A nice village with B&B and pubs hopefully.
      3. What would you recommend for my toher hike, not involving Snowdon but starting from the same base.
      4. Any specific B&B to recommend in the suggested base area?

      Many Thanks
      Ryan

      5 Answers Apr 18, 2007 at 3:58 AM
    • public transport to snowdonia

      by hm1234 Online Now Jun 29, 2006 at 4:23 AM

      Hi. I'm only just beginning to look into this but how close can you get to Mount Snowdon, and any nearby hostel / hotel to use as a base, on public transport? ie what's the nearest train station, then do I need to get a bus....? The internet has proved quite unhelpful so far.... Any help at all will be much appreciated...

      3 Answers Jun 29, 2006 at 11:48 AM
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      tips for a short trip

      by ynnpar Online Now Jun 21, 2006 at 1:58 AM

      Hi everyone. I'll be visiting Snowdonia for a few days in August - on a quick break from London. I want to hike; I don't want to rent a car. So where should I stay? Ideally I'd take the train to Betws Y Coed or thereabouts. I'd like to hike around Snowdon, but hear that there's an area to the northeast of Snowdon that's actually supposed to be much nicer and less crowded (name escapes me? Glyer something, perhaps) I'm also open to suggestions for other destinations. Thanks.

      1 Answer Jun 21, 2006 at 9:04 AM
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      Driving Holiday In the UK

      by DaveDeakin Online Now Mar 25, 2006 at 2:10 AM

      Hi all
      My wife and I are in the process of planning a driving holiday around the UK this coming summer. Our itinerary, at the moment is to leave Sussex where we live and drive to Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, spending a few days touring around the park before driving on to the Lake District, where we will spend another few days, and then driving onto the Yorkshire Dales, where we will spend another few days, before heading south and home, a total of about 12 to 14 days.
      My question is, ?if you have been to any of the above locations, which routes would you recommend that give the most spectacular views and are there any little villages that you thought were out of this world and well worth a visit?.
      Thank you for any help.

      3 Answers Jun 21, 2006 at 9:12 AM
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      Urgent poll

      by JulesH Online Now Aug 26, 2005 at 5:31 AM

      My boyfriend Rob and I are leaving for Snowdonia tomorrow morning and we haven't yet decided which of the paths up Mount Snowdon we would like to take. We are using the trip as part of our training towards climing Mt Kilimanjaro in September, so we'd like a relatively challenging climb, but with no steep and dangerous cliff drops which might cause us to fall and possibly die, thereby never actually making it to Africa! We'd like the route to be interesting and varied in it's terrain, and we would also like to stay away from the crowds if that's going to be possible on bank holiday weekend. Can anyone recommend a route to the summit which will satisfy all our requirements?

      Many thanks

      Jules

      2 Answers Aug 26, 2005 at 10:10 AM
    • Road by Watkins Path

      by headcoat Online Now Mar 22, 2005 at 1:38 PM

      While walking up the Watkins Path I noticed a type of road going up the side of the mountain, this is very steep in places and unsuitable for a vehicle. Anyone know what it is?

      1 Answer Mar 23, 2005 at 2:09 PM
    • travelling to snowdonia

      by nemof Online Now Jul 28, 2004 at 9:40 AM

      hi there. Me and my friend want to go camping and walking in snowdonia around tryfan, however transportation is a problem. We can only go for four days. I live in Pembrokeshire so it's really not that far away from me, however we need to use public transport to get there. everytime i try looking it up on national express for coaches or the check rail timetables the shortest journeys i can find are 9 hours which is way to long. Does anyone know a quicker way of getting from Pembrokeshire (or near to there) to snowdonia? thanks nemo

      1 Answer Jan 21, 2008 at 4:15 AM
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      A question about the rout on Snowdon

      by Kanasyy Online Now Jul 6, 2004 at 1:41 PM

      Have any one here tried the Horseshoes before? I did the Pyg and Miners tracks last fall and they were quite fun. I was told that the Horseshoes is a lot harder than those two but it is possible and save for climbers with no scrambling experience to tackle the Horseshoe in a fine weather? Many thanks!

      6 Answers Jul 6, 2004 at 11:12 PM
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      is the mountain railway worth it?? LLanberis Path

      by christine.j Online Now Jun 19, 2004 at 11:02 AM

      Hi, in a few weeks I'll be travelling in Wales.I was considering taking the mountain railway up Mount Snowdon. However, on their website I read that you have only 30 minutes on top and then have to take the train down.To me, that sounds like the "out of the bus, take a picture, back in the bus" tourgroups. What if I want stay up for more than 30 minutes? That doesn't seem to be possible. I also considered walking. The LLanberis Path is - according to guide books - "easy". Can anyone here tell me what "easy" means? I do a lot of walking and am reasonably fit, but I have problems when there is a sharp drop right next to a path.I once fell down a gorge and ever since I have problems with this.Is there any type of this during the course of the LLanberis path? I'd be very thankful if anyone here could answer these questions. Christine

      5 Answers Aug 6, 2004 at 5:07 AM