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Slate Valleys Path – Cwmorthin

By Dave Roberts   

on February 12, 2012    5/5 (1)

Slate Valleys Path – Cwmorthin

Further Details

Route Summary:

Route Start Location:

5.82 km 190 m

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

Activivity Type: Easy Moderate Walk

Summits and Places on this Route


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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.

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Slate Valleys Path – Cwmorthin Ordnance Survey Map and GPX File Download

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Slate Valleys Path – Cwmorthin

Tanygrisiau may be the highest settlement in this valley these days, but walk up into Cwmorthin to see Plas Cwmorthin, or what’s left of it. You can extend the walk into Bwlch Cwmorthin and Rhosydd Quarry which was an even tougher place for the quarrymen to live.

The Route

Click here to view the full description and download a printable map, or the Slate Valley Paths home page for details of the other paths.

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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 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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