It’s always a pleasure to venture up the long narrow road to Cwm Bychan then walk up the Roman Steps. We followed a new route today but, as ever in the wild Rhinog mountain range, saw very few people. There were great balls of frogspawn in some of the puddles, just waiting to squirm into life. Bryn the puppy spotted a fully grown frog crawling around which made her day. She was a bit less impressed by some boulder scrambling required to pass one of the lakes, the mysterious Llyn Du. It looked like a rugged infinity pool with mist swirling around the rocks. Managed to catch site of half a dozen of the timid wild goats. Dogs now collapsed in front of the woodburning fire.