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Across the Moelwynion – Maentwrog to Capel Curig

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by Dave Roberts on November 29, 2011

This is without any doubt, one of the most satisfying ways to cover these hills.

Starting at sea level at the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog, past Llyn Mair, before you enter the mountain environment proper.


From here on, it’s hard work, but when you arrive in Capel Curig the next day, or even at sundown on the same down, you’ll have completed one of the more satisfying traverses in the park.

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Height Gained  1,983m    Distance 35km  Time 10 hrs 25 min   Download GPX File for GPS

Distance, Ascent and Time 37km, 2100m, 12 hours

OS Map Required Explorer 017 & Explorer 018BMC MapLandranger 115

Difficulties Distance and navigation

Start / End Maentwrog to Capel Curig

Facilities WC/Pub  both ends, plus shop in Capel Curig

Public Transport Plenty of buses, but not straightforward to return to start.

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Dave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for nearly thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.

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