Queen's Baton Relay in Wales: Summit and sea on day 6

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Media captionCelebrations ended in Caernarfon with a special edition of The One Show

The Queen's Baton Relay scaled Wales' highest peak on day six of its tour ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

It reached the top of Snowdon at about 07:45 BST where the baton was handed to Paralympic gold medal-winning discus thrower Aled Davies.

It was also carried by BBC The One Show's Alex Jones along the Menai Strait after visiting Anglesey.

Celebrations ended in Caernarfon with a special edition of The One Show.


0600-0900 Snowdon

0930-1000 Beaumaris, Anglesey

1025-1100 Menai Bridge

1100-1120 Plas Menai, National Waterfront Centre

1240-1400 Beacon Climbing Centre, Caernarfon

1400-1500 Arfon Leisure Centre, Caernarfon

1500-1530 Cycling relay to Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

1600-1700 Llyn Padarn, Llanberis

1800-1900 5km race Plas Menai to Caernarfon

1900-2130 Victoria Dock, Caernarfon

Five runners from Eryri running club were up early to make the five mile journey up the 3,560ft (1,085m) mountain.

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Media captionAlun Vaughan reaches the top of Snowdon with the Queen's Baton

From Snowdon, the baton travelled to Beaumaris on Anglesey where it was greeted by members of the Holyhead and Anglesey weightlifting centre - one of Britain's centres of excellence in the sport.

Baton 'drama'

At Menai Bridge it stopped off on the set of the Welsh language drama Rownd a Rownd, before The One Show's Alex Jones jumped on a rib boat for a rapid ride up the Strait to Plas Menai - the Wales National Watersports Centre.

Cyclists under the watchful eye of former British cycling chief Sir Dave Brailsford, who was brought up in north Wales, carried the baton back to the foot of Snowdon and took it to the village of Llanberis.

Kayakers then won a race with a train carrying the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games mascot Clyde around Llyn Padarn.

The lake has a special place in Welsh Commonwealth Games history as it was the venue for rowing competitions in the 1958 games.

The day ended back in Caernarfon, where the community put on its own show for a special edition of The One Show, broadcast from the town's Victoria Dock.

"To have the BBC's The One Show broadcasting live will give the area a great opportunity to showcase the wonderful opportunities and iconic landmarks to a viewing audience on average of six million," added the Caernarfon mayor.

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Media captionSir Dave Brailsford said it was an honour to carry the Queen's baton

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