Llyn y Gader Walk from Rhyd Ddu

This short Llyn y Gader Walk from Rhyd Ddu is suitable as an alternative route to Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) for when conditions aren’t ideal, or if you’ve only a few hours to spare in the evening. The final descent is particularly impressive during the sunset, and it’s worth timing it to suit. The map shows …

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Tryfan Heather Terrace Scramble

Tryfan Heather Terrace Scramble

Tryfan Heather Terrace is one of the three main (non climber) routes up to the summit of Tryfan, with the Tryfan North Ridge and Tryfan South Ridge being the other two. The Tryfan Heather Terrace is still a tough route with route finding difficulties aplenty. While it’s definitely easier than the North Ridge, it’s a …

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Cwm Idwal and Llyn Idwal Family Walk

Cwm Idwal and Llyn Idwal Family Walk

Cwm Idwal and Llyn Idwal is a straightforward walk from the Ogwen Visitor Centre that’s an ideal choice for adventurous families. The dramatic Cwm Idwal feels rugged and mountainous but is still a reasonably straightforward family walk with very little ascent considering the terrain. You can decide to walk only to Llyn Idwal and back if you find …

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Cader Idris, Tyrrau Mawr and Craig-y-llyn via Fox’s Path Llwybr Madyn and Ffordd Ddu

This walk up Cader Idris and Tyrrau Mawr sets off via the Llwybyr Madyn or The Fox’s Path, which can start either from the Gwernen Lake Hotel, or the Ty Nant National Park Car park and walk along the valley for a couple of extra kilometres. The path, despite being signposted by name at the roadside, isn’t …

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Walk up Crimpiau from Capel Curig

For the height, the lowly summit of Crimpiau is one of the best viewpoints in Eryri. The summit offers uninterrupted views down towards Tryfan and Ogwen in one direction, whilst Yr Wyddfa / Snowdon Horseshoe fills the other. You just don’t know where to look! It’s an ideal short walk from Capel Curig if you’ve got a spare …

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Walk up Slieve Bearnagh

The walk begins with a stroll up the Trassey Track, approaching the saddle between Slieves Bearnagh and Meelmore via Pollaphuca (hole of the fairies), the name given to the rocky path and the col to which it leads. The steep slopes of Bearnagh demand respect and stamina, but the views from the summit tors are …

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