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Crimpiau from Capel Curig

By Dave Roberts   

on January 19, 2012    No ratings yet.

Crimpiau from Capel Curig

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location: Capel Curog

5.98 km 256 m 2 - 3 houirs

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

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk

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Crimpiau from Capel Curig

For the height, the lowly summit of Crimpiau is one of the best viewpoints in Eryri. They’re uninterrupted down towards Tryfan and Ogwen in one direction, whilst the 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 half day or for those lazy afternoons, where you can just take your time on the summit. For more challenge you can couple it with an ascent of Creigiau Gleision and return via Llyn Cowlyd.

Even if it’s only about 470m high and the route only 6km, this is some seriously hilly ground. Passing the boggy Llyn Coryn, it’s difficult to believe how close you still are to Capel Curig yet you feel like you’re in real wilderness.

The Route

For the full route details, visit the following page on the Snowdonia National Park website.

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.
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