Across the Moelwynion – Maentwrog to Capel Curig

Share This:



Route Summary:

Distance
Ascent
Time
35.1 km 1990 m 12 hours

Calculate the time using Naismith’s Rule and factor in your own pace.

Start and Finish: Maentwrog to Capel Curig

Facilities:

WC/Pub  both ends, plus shop in Capel Curig

Hazards:

Distance and navigation

Remember that we cannot outline every single hazard on a walk – it’s up to you to be safe and competent. Read up on Mountain Safety , Navigation and what equipment you’ll need.

Public Transport:

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

Traveline for UK Public Transport
Parking and Post Code for Sat Nav (where applicable): 

Weather Forecast:

Met Office Snowdonia Mountain Weather

Check out our Best Mountain Weather Forecast?

Across the Moelwynion – Maentwrog to Capel Curig Route Map and GPX Download

Download the GPX File

Recommended Maps

Guidebooks:

Summits and Places on this Route

Places Nearby:

 



Across the Moelwynion – Maentwrog to Capel Curig Details

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.

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.

Route to follow…

 

Dave Roberts

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 over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader.
Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

Please rate this

Share This:


Leave a Reply